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ARKAN- UKRAINE

Performed mainly by an ethnic community called “Hutsul” is an Eastern European dance form known as Arkan. This “traditional” dance is said to have originated from Ukraine, and is performed mainly by men around a “bonfire”. Apparently, this ritualistic dance was performed by young men belonging to the Hutsul community to celebrate their transition from […]

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TROPAK- UKRAINE

Performed to a “quick duple meter rhythm” is a dance form belonging to “Eurasia” known as Tropak. This “folk” dance is said to have originated from Slobozhan region of Ukraine. In addition, this dance is very similar to Hopak (National dance of Ukraine) with the exception being the tempo used. Furthermore, the music accompanying this […]

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