Ukrainian dance

Canada, 1943

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Music and dances are performed by the Ukrainian Canadians of Manitoba, largest Slavonic group in Canada. The first part of the film shows the customs and religious ceremonies at holidays for these people. Four dances comprise the second part of the film: the Bird Dance, the Cossack Dance, the Cossack War Dance, and the Catherina Dance.



Laura Boulton

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National Film Board of Canada







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Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Canada - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Manitoba

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Religion and culture

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rites and ceremonies

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Ukrainians - Canada


Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cross-cultural studies

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cultural relativism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Multiculturalism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Pluralism (Social sciences)

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Religion and culture

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Cross-cultural studies

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Music & Performing Arts → Dance in motion pictures, television, etc.

Music & Performing Arts → Dancers

Music & Performing Arts → Folk dancing - Canada

Music & Performing Arts → Folk songs, Ukrainian

Places → Manitoba

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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