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Maria I. Koutsouba

Scientific discipline
Greek Traditional Dance

-Dance Studies/Choreology with emphasis on Greek Traditional Dance
-Dance Notation
-Morphology of Greek Traditional Dance
-Didactics of Greek Traditional Dance

Research interests
-Humanities and Social Sciences and Dance/Art/Culture
-Analysis and assessment of the dance praxis (notation, morphology, kinesiology)
-Education and Dance/Art/Culture

-Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (1997), Goldsmiths College, Department of Music, University of London, Great Britain
-Master of Arts (MA) (1991), Department of Dance, University of Surrey, Great Britain
-Postgraduate title (1999) in “Open and Distance Education”, School of Humanities. Hellenic Open University
-Graduation (1989) from the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


 Indicative Publications

  1.  Dania, A., Hatziharistos, D., Κoutsouba, M. & Tyrovola, V. (2015). Validity and reliability of scores from a dance assessment instrument: its application on Greek folk dance. Dance Current Selected Research, 8, 123-158. Available at http://www.amspressinc.com/dance.html.
  2. Venetsanou, F. & Koutsouba, M. (2015). The study of the dancers' physical fitness: Present state of art and future trends. Science of Dance, 8, 1-26. Available at www.elepex.gr/images/stories/ogdoostomos/venetsanou_koutsouba_full_text_gr.pdf.
  3. Vasiloudis, G., Koutsouba, M., Giossos, Y. & Mavroidis, I. (2015). Transactional distance and autonomy in a distance learning environment. European Journal of Open, Distance & E-learning-EURODL, 18(1), 114-122. Available at http://www.eurodl.org/materials/contrib/2015/Vasiloudis_et_al.pdf.
  4. Koutsouba, M. (2014). Places, dance(s) and ‘realities’. Contexts and dance forms of Tsamikos dance in Greece. In E.I. Dunin & C.E. Foley (eds.), Dance and Place & Dance and Festival, Proceedings of 27th Symposium of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) Study Group on Ethnochoreology (pp. 99-106). Ireland: The Irish Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.
  5. Lykesas, G., Koutsouba, M. & Tyrovola, V. (2010). Comparison of teacher and child-centred methods of teaching Greek traditional dance in elementary education. International Journal of Physical Education, XLVII(3), 25-32.
  6. Giossos, Y., Koutsouba, M., Lionarakis, A. & Skavantzos, K. (2009). Reconsidering Moore’s Transactional Distance Theory. European Journal of Open, Distance & E-learning-EURODL, ΙΙ, 1-6. Διαθέσιμο στο http://www.eurodl.org/?article=374.
  7. Koutsouba, M. (2002). Choreology and ethnochoreology / anthropology of dance: a clarification of the terms. Ethnologia, 9, 191-213.
  8. Koutsouba, M. (1995). Restoration or collapse of the (dance) tradition? The case of the dance Tsamikos on the island of Lefkada, Greece. In J. Adshead-Landsdale, Ch. Jones (proceedings compilers), Βorder Tensions: Dance and Discourse, Proceedings of the 5th Study of Dance Conference (pp. 209-218). University of Surrey: Department of Dance Studies.
  9. Gore, G. & Koutsouba, M. (1994). The sociopolitics of “airport art” and the Greek dance groups of Plaka. In I. Loutzaki (publishing co-ordinator), Dance and its Socio-Political Aspects, Dance and Costume, Proceedings of 17th Symposium of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) Study Group on Ethnochoreology (pp. 29-33). Nafplion: Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation & International Council for Traditional Music.
  10. Koutsouba, M. (1991). Τhe Greek cycle of Martha Graham with special reference to Errand into the Maze. In A. Raftis (ed.), Dance and Ancient Greece, Proceedings of 5th International Conference of the International Organization for Folk Art (IOFA) (pp. 239-246). Athens: Dora Stratou Dance Theatre.