Hopak in Japanese

Hopak in Japanese

Hopak in Japanese
Dance unites the various people and the cultures which are periodically for thousands km from each other. The entertaining history connecting cultures to the Country of a rising sun and Ukraine became one more confirmation of it. And as a basic element of this communication the Ukrainian national dance a hopak acted.

Hopak in Japanese

Hopak in Japanese

The fan of dances from the rising sun Country the Central figure of our history became the Japanese electrician and in combination the bandura player – Sakuma Syuitsi. In the childhood thanks to Sakum’s mother absorbed in itself love to a Japanese folk music and dances, interest to folklore and creative bents remained with it on all life. Sakum’s some time even acted with jazz бендом and very much very much fell in love with jazz music.

Acquaintance to a hopak Sakum’s 1st meeting with a hopak occurred in Canada, in Edmonton where it worked as the electrician. In 1998 he became a viewer on speech of the dancers executing the Ukrainian hopak. Memoirs were so strong that the Japanese two days running visited a concert of the 1st and same dancing collective. Most of all Sakuma was struck by unusual appearance of dancers, vigorous, actually inexpressible jumps. All this awakened in it burning interest to the Ukrainian culture, and Sakuma began to master it diligently. It began this business with training to game on a bandura.

Ukraine – the house native Sakuma not once came to Ukraine where started to learn to dance a hopak and caught the first bandura. To comprehend elements of the Ukrainian national dance to the unusual guest helped with ensemble of a name Virsky. In Ukraine it to a meeting felt itself(himself) as the and by means of Russian club "Kul-RA" and "Iterkultur’s" Round-the-world caravan even gave some concerts in Kiev, Lviv and on Poltavshchin. Now Sakuma seriously wishes to move to live to Ukraine and to get there a family. This history partly reminds of sonorous success of the Uzbek dance in America about which we knew earlier.

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