252032, Ukraine, Kiev, Shevchenko 50-52

Vantuh Valentina Vladimirovna
Director of Schools
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If you recall the story of an ensemble that may be mentioned that in 1940 one of the most famous choreographers, Paul Virsky and Nikolai Bolotov, gathered a large group of folk dance choreographers, Ukraine, and it was not just a great event, it was the first in a time of such event Mashtakov. Then the choreographers who have come together created a Song and Dance Ensemble of Ukraine. It has existed for 11 years, and in 1951 it was reorganized again, after a decade of Ukrainian Literature and Art in Moscow. Now it was called the State Dance Ensemble of Ukraine.

Hopak - folk dance and martial arts

Hopak, People ntanets Speaking of dancing art, the calling card of Ukraine for centuries is gopak. In our country it is difficult to find folk art, whose repertoire would not be hopak. But not everyone knows that gopak - is not only breathtaking beauty and power of dance and martial arts.

Battle Hopak - a martial art that combines striking and throwing techniques with plastic gopak dance. To combat hopak tend to use hooks and blocks, as well as strikes and kicks.

will mistakenly think that the battle gopak - this is only the ability to fight. This, above all, the system forming a harmonious personality. One need only note that the punch during the bout takes place at 0.65 seconds. For such a strike must not only have a trained body, but also the speed of reaction and the ability for a short time to make a decision.

Experienced Cossacks, who are able to fight in combat engineering hopak have an iron character and are fluent in its body. Great attention is paid to the development of spiritual and mental qualities of the personality, ability to win and be successful in life, work on yourself and the integrity of his character. Harmonious development of personality also involves singing lessons and poetry, playing musical instruments and public speaking skills, as well as learning several languages.

now in the Ukraine military gopak considered an exotic type of martial arts. Dress Cossack dancing gopak causes curiosity and genuine interest. This is especially noticeable during theatrical performances, a few schools that conduct combat hopak. The largest centers are located in the combat hopak Ternopil, Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv and Chernivtsi. Since 2000, Dneprodzerzhinsk in college physical education was introduced specialization "Battle Hopak".

Our generation must be grateful to their ancestors, kept the dance Hopak, which contributes to our lives and chivalrous spirit of Cossack culture of those times.

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