Deadline for Paperwork: November 1, 2016
American Friends of Russian Folklore invites students and scholars to join us for a one-of-a-kind experience of Russian culture!
Our volunteers travel to rural Russia to collect Russian folklore by filming holiday celebrations, recording local singers, interviewing villagers about traditional lore, and photographing local handicrafts. They experience Russian village life first-hand, living in a village house and eating the local food.
Our 2017 expeditions include:
* documenting a three-hundred year old folk drama, “Tsar Maximillian” as performed house-to-house in the Belarusian village of Semezhava. January 2017
* working with a Russian film director as he explores the impact of folklore documentary films on the people whose traditions were filmed. May-June 2017
Our volunteers work under the guidance of professional Russian folklorists. Knowledge of Russian is helpful, but not required. And if you are a student or educator, we can refer you to sources of grant money to help finance your trip.
Is this your kind of adventure? Your kind of learning experience? Check out the details at http://russianfolklorefriends.org/2017folkloreexpeditions.html or see American Friends of Russian Folklore on Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org