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Vasil Avramenko

BACKGROUND

Information: Vasil' Avramenko (1895-1981), teacher and author of books on Ukrainian dance.

Considered the Father of Ukrainian Folk Dance in North America, Vasil' was born in 1915. He introduced Ukrainian folk dancing in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, around 1938. Though the original group of dancers became inactive during World War II, they reformed in the early 1950s under the tutorship of Vasil'.

In 1962, the Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox League (UOL) Chapter formally reactivated the group with elected officers and advisors and placed it under the directorship of Beverly Kapeluck. The group was known as the Ukrainian Folk Dancers of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church. It was not long before they began making public appearances. The name Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble was adopted in 1983.

Vasil' Avramenko, a ballet master, died in 1981.


DOCUMENTS


PUBLICATIONS


BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. Ukraïns'ka operova fil'ma 'Zaporozhets' za Dunaiem = Ukrainian operatic film "Cossacks in exile". Publication: Winnipeg : Avramenko Film Co., 1930 1939 Doc. Type: Book Libraries: 1.
  2. Muzyka do ukrains'kykh natsional'nykh tantsiv / Publication: Vinnipeg, Kanada : Holovnoï rukhomoï shkoly ukraïns'kykh tantsiv, 1927 Doc. Type: Score Libraries: 4.
  3. Ukraïns'ki natsional'ni tanky, muzyka i strii = Ukrainian national dances, music and costumes / Author: Avramenko, Vasyl'. Publication: Winnipeg : National Publishers, 1947 Doc. Type: Book Libraries: 5.
  4. Tanky muzyka i strij, Dances, music, and costumes / Author: Avramenko, Vasyl'. Publication: Winnipeg : Ukrains'ka Knyharnia, ? 1900 1983 Doc. Type: Book Libraries: 2.
  5. Hopak, Ukrainian national dance. Publication: Poland, Ohio : Ukrainian Heritage Foundation of North America, 1989 Doc. Type: Visual Material Libraries: 2.
  6. Ukraïns'ki natsional'ni tanky : Korotkyi narys pro ukraïns'kyi tanok ta opys desiat'okh naikrashchykh narodnikh tankiv vlasnoho uklady / Author: Avramenko, Vasyl'. Publication: Vinnipeg : Nakladom Shkoly Ukraïns'koho Natsional'noho Tanku, 1928 Doc. Type: Book Libraries: 3.
  7. Zhyva dusha narodu : do iuvileiu ukraïns'koho tanku / Author: Knysh, Irena., and others Publication: Vinnipeg Man. : Nakladom avtora, 1966 Doc. Type: Book Libraries: 9.
  8. Ukrainian national dances; a short essay on Ukrainian dances and description of ten most popular national dances of own composition. Author: Avramenko, Vasyl'. Publication: Winnipeg, Canada, Ukrainian Ballet School, 1928 Doc. Type: Book Libraries: 2.
  9. Ukraïns'ki natsional'ni tanky, muzyka i strii; korotki narys pro ukraïns'kyi tanok ta opys visimnadtsiaty naikrashehykh narodnikh tankiv vlasnoho ukladu. Author: Avramenko, Vasyl'. Publication: Halivud, 1947 Doc. Type: Book Libraries: 7.
  10. Vasile Avramenko's Ukrainian folk dance and ballet. Anniversary libretto, 1921-1931. Author: Avramenko, Vasyl'. Publication: n.p., 1931 Doc. Type: Book Libraries: 3.

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