Museum of the History of Ukrainian Choreography reopens in Kropyvnytskyi
The Museum of the History of Ukrainian Choreography was opened in Kropyvnytskyi, which previously worked at the Khutir Nadiia — a state reserve museum in the Kropyvnytskyi district.
Andriy Raikovych, the head of the Kirovohrad regional military administration, announced this, Rubryka writes.
What is the problem?
"Ukrainian people have always danced, but the luminaries of the Kropyvnytskyi Theater made it an art when they started using the elements of Ukrainian folk dance on stage," says Oksana Chontai, the head of the department.
The head of the department said that initially, the museum worked on the Khutir Nadiia. However, one could get there either by your own transport or by regular bus. In addition, the premises had problems with heating.
"For thirteen years, the museum worked without heating. One day, when we went there in the spring, we saw that the costumes were wet, and then we realized that they would not survive another winter. And these are unique Yatran dance company's costumes, and there will be no others," Chontai emphasized.
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What is the solution?
"The Museum of the History of Ukrainian Choreography has relocated to the center of Kropyvnytskyi. For a long time, the choreographic and artistic community of the Kirovohrad region dreamed that this incredible museum filled with unique exhibits and dance costumes from all corners of Ukraine would be moved to the regional center," said the head of the RMA.
How does it work?
It is noted that the regional local history museum team, together with the choreographers, arranged a part of the first floor of the former National Bank for exhibitions.
In the first hall are posters, books, and photographs that tell about the history of the formation of Ukrainian dance.
The second hall ahs everything related to the honored folk dance ensemble of Ukraine, Yatran, created in 1949 in Kirovohrad, now Kropyvnytskyi.
"It was a small provincial comoany whose members were non-professional dancers. But they achieved world fame thanks to their leader, People's Artist Anatoliy Kryvokhyzha. The largest halls in America, Canada, and Great Britain applauded them. That is why our city is considered the dance capital," emphasized Borys Shevchenko, the head of the regional local history museum.
In the third hall, there are photos, posters, books, and costumes of groups that dance Ukrainian dance abroad, as well as children's choreographic groups.
"The location is simply wonderful. Both residents of our city and guests — everyone goes to the center, to the square, and will be able to enter this museum. I would like to note that in such difficult times for our country, we did not spend any additional funds on this museum but earned all within the limits of what the regional museum of regional history earned through its activities, as well as with the support of partners from the choreographic community of our region," Shevchenko noted.
In her turn, Chontai noted that some of the exhibits in the museum are currently duplicates because the originals are in storage due to the war.
In total, the museum fund includes more than 6,000 items: awards, costumes, photos, posters, concert programs, books, newspaper and magazine materials, audio and video materials, and souvenirs.
Raikovych added that this artistic space will also become a powerful location for youth meetings and a scientific laboratory for future choreographers.
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