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Pavlo Virsky
Pavlo Virsky

Pavlo Pavlovych Virsky (Ukrainian: Павло Павлович Вірський) (1905 - 1975) was a dancer, innovative choreographer, and founder of the P. Virsky Ukrainian National Folk Dance Ensemble, whose work in Ukrainian dance was groundbreaking and influenced generations of dancers. 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Choreography (literally dance-writing, also known as dance composition), is the art of making structures in which movement occurs, the term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. ... A Ukrainian dance troupe at the BC Ukrainian Cultural Festival Ukrainian Dance most often to refers to Ukrainian Folk-Stage Dance (as it is known by ethnographers and dance historians), a stylized form of a Folk Dance based in part on the movements contained in, and the actual traditional dances...

Early days

Pavlo Virsky was born on February 25, 1905 in Odessa, in present-day Ukraine. After graduating from the Odessa Music and Drama School in 1927, he continued his studies in Moscow, at the Theater Tekhnikum, from 1927-28. Beginning in 1925, state theaters began to be organized throughout the Ukrainian SSR, allowing for gainful employment for artists, and upon his return to Odessa in 1928, Virsky joined the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theatre as a dancer and choreographer. It was at this theater that he collaborated with Mykola Bolotov in their first joint production: Gliere's The Red Poppy. Virsky left the Odessa in 1931, and worked as a balletmaster at various theatres, including those in Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kyiv, working on productions of ballets such as Raymonda, Esmeralda, Le Corsaire, Swan Lake, and Don Quixote. February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For other uses, see Odessa (disambiguation). ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2005)    - Density 10,415,400   8537. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... State motto: Пролетарі всіх країн, єднайтеся! Official language None. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Reinhold Moritzovich Glière Reinhold Moritzovich Glière (Russian: , Rejngold Moricevič Glièr) (January 11, 1875 [O.S. 30 December 1874] – June 23, 1956) was a Soviet composer of German descent. ... Galina Ulanova (Tao Khoa) and Sergey Koren (Li Shanfu). ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... The great balletmaster Jules Perrot as depicted by French painter, Edgar Degas (1875) Ballet Master (also Balletmaster, Ballet Mistress, or Maître de ballet) is the term used for an employee of a ballet company who is responsible for the level of competence of the dancers in their company. ... Location Map of Ukraine with Kharkiv highlighted. ... Dnipropetrovsk (Ukrainian: ; Russian: ) is Ukraines third largest city with 1. ... Kiev (Київ, Kyiv, in Ukrainian; Киев, Kiev, in Russian) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper river. ... A performance of The Nutcracker ballet Ballet is the name given to a specfic dance form and technique. ... Look up emerald in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Altynai Asylmoratova and Faurkh Ruzimatov of the Mariinsky Ballet in the Le Corsaire Pas de Deux, London, 1988 Le Corsaire, (The Pirate) is a ballet in three acts based on the poem The Corsaire by Lord Byron, originally choreographed by the Balletmaster Joseph Mazilier to the music of Adolphe Adam. ... Altynai Asylmoratova as Odette in the Kirov/Mariinsky Ballets production of Swan Lake, St. ... (IPA: ) or (The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha) is a novel by the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. ...

Folk dance

Stamp of Pavlo Virsky. 04.02.2005
Stamp of Pavlo Virsky. 04.02.2005

The Kyiv Opera and Ballet brought two productions to Moscow in 1936 as part of the first festival of Ukrainian Literature and Art: Lysenko's opera Natalka Poltavka, and Hulak-Artemovsky's opera Zaporozhets' za Dunayem (Zaporizhian Kozak Beyond the Danube), the latter which included choreographed Ukrainian folk dances by Pavlo Virsky and Mykola Bolotov. The following year, Virsky and Bolotov founded the State Folk Dance Ensemble of the Ukrainian SSR, with which they developed an entire program of staged Ukrainian folk dances. With the outbreak World War II, and in the build-up to the Great Patriotic War, many ensembles suspended activity, as performers were enlisted to entertain the troops. Virsky continued his work with folk-themed choreography as the director of the Red Flag Song and Dance Ensemble of the Kyiv Military District beginning in 1939. In 1942, he left as that ensemble, and became the artistic director of the Red Army Song and Dance Ensemble dancers, and remained in that post for many years. 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Mykola Vitaliyovych Lysenko (1842-03-10 – 1912-10-24 N.S., 1842-03-22 – 1912-11-06 O.S.) was a Ukrainian composer, pianist, conductor and folksong collector. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom France Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Charles de Gaulle Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian... The Eastern Front1 was the theatre of combat between Nazi Germany and its allies against the Soviet Union during World War II. It was somewhat separate from the other theatres of the war, not only geographically, but also for its scale and ferocity. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ...

Jubilee Coin dedicated to 100th anniversary of Pavlo Virsky
Jubilee Coin dedicated to 100th anniversary of Pavlo Virsky

In 1955, Virsky returned to Kyiv to helm the State Folk Dance Ensemble of the Ukrainian SSR he founded, which had been reconstituted by others after the conclusion of the war. For the next 20 years (until his death in 1975) Pavlo Virsky developed the concepts of Ukrainian folk-stage dance further than had previously been imagined. He founded a school to train dancers in the technique he developed. He toured the world with his dancers, influencing Ukrainian dancers the world over. 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Virsky died on July 5, 1975 in Kyiv. The State Folk Dance Ensemble of the Ukrainian SSR was named after him in 1977. July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


  • Ukrainian Weekly Article
  • Official Website of Ukrainian National Folk Dance Ensemble Named After P.Virsky



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