Folk Stage Dance
Series: Dance Alive
Choreographers of folk stage dance look back to the traditions of the mother country for inspiration while being influenced by the contemporary culture of their adopted homeland. This video features a Ukrainian dance group (Poltava Ensemble) and two of the oldest and most vital folk stage dance companies in Saskatchewan. Through interviews, rehearsal sessions and dance segments, each company is presented to examine their traditions and innovations, as well as the differences and similarities in choreographic artistic approach.