CNUF 2015 Dance Groups
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Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
SELO Ukrainian Dancers - Anola, MB
Canada’s National Riding & Dancing Cossacks
- Thrill to the spectacular sound of the explosive cannon, and the thundering hoofs, along with the breath taking scenery of the Cossacks as they charge their spirited steeds over the horizon. Visit the Cossack Camp down in the Heritage Site all three days of the festival.
- In the early 1970’s an enthusiastic group of young men were interested in forming a group that exemplified the spirit of the Cossack. From this start, emerged a troupe of riders and dancers known as Canada’s National Riding and Dancing Cossacks and Company. They are dedicated to the education and portrayal of the culture of the 16th century Zaporozhian Cossack.Over the last 36 years, Cossacks and Company has thrilled audiences with their unique and vibrant performances. They have entertained at numerous festivals and ethnic functions including performances for Queen Elizabeth II and the late Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn. The vitality and versatility of the group is infectious. Audiences instantly become part of the spirit that is alive and strong in the group today. They group’s commitment to Ukrainian culture is displayed through their performances.This year, the Cossacks and Company continue their evolving portrayal of the 16th century Zaporozhian Cossacks lifestyle, fight for freedom and their hard work for a better life in a new country. From the time the Hetman appears in the distant field, the sound of the thundering hooves, to the fading echo of the cannon, Cossacks and Company are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
2014 Amateur Talent Winner