Friday, September 7, 2012

Belarus part 4 - Belarus national dances

Belarus national dances - Belarusian Folk Music Dance. Children's Folk Group from Minsk, Belarus

Bulba (Бульба, [ˈbulʲba]) is a concert dance based on Belarusian folk traditions, choreographed, among several others, by Igor Moiseyev. The word means "potato" in Ukrainian and Belarusian languages.

Moiseyev created the dance after visiting Belarus in late 1930s. He masterfully recreated the Belarusian folklore, so that the dance has become Belarusian national dance, featured by all national folk dance ensembles.

The dance was choreographed to the vivid tune of the Belarusian folk song with the same name, Bulba (Potato), Moiseysev overheard during his visit. The dance and the song humorously portray the whole process of potato production.

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