Maintaining connections to war-torn Ukraine through dance
Kateryna Shepertycka, the artistic director for the Ottawa-based Svitanok Dance Ensemble, has worked hard to preserve and share Ukrainian culture with people all over the world by mentoring the next generation.
The former dancer strives to protect the legacy of Ukrainian dance and ensure that the war-torn country is not forgotten here in Canada.
Produced by: Emma Perreault and Natalia Weichsel
Special thanks to: The Svitanok Dance Ensemble
Additional photos courtesy of: Kateryna Shepertycka
Additional video and photos courtesy of: Kateryna Shepertycka (choreography and artistic direction) as part of the Svitanok Ensemble
Music: In The Beginning, Daddy’s Music
Pryvitalinij Tanets’ – music composed and arranged by Ihor Iwashchenko. Copyright Virsky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Didukh – music entitled “Podolianochka” – music composed by Serhij Rudej, Copyright Volya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble