Historical and cultural prerequisites for the creation of a state ensemble dance of Ukraine as a form of representation of national art of folk choreography

Yevgeny Roy


The purpose of the article is to trace the historical and cultural preconditions for the creation and functioning of one of the first state dance ensembles in Ukraine, which was supposed to not only collect and popularize folk dance but also represent it in a scenic version. Analyze the organizational and creative process in the early years of its existence and identify the role of choreographer P. Virsky in defining the course of the artistic team to preserve national cultural values, which is an inexhaustible treasury, which nourishes national choreographic art. The methodology of the research - to achieve the goal, the following methods were used: analytical and historical for the study of historical, cultural and cultural sources and literature, search-theoretical for the collection of materials confirming the author's conclusions of this article. Scientific Novelty. The results obtained are due to the goal, tasks and problems of the study related to the identification of cultural and historical prerequisites for the creation of the State Dance Ensemble of Ukraine as a form of representation of folk dances, which have greatly enriched national choreographic art. The article analyzes the early concert programs of the collective for the first time. Conclusions. After the recognition in the second half of the 30-ies in the country of professional groups, as the main form of representation of folk song dance art became a tangible tendency to create a network of professional dance groups in Ukraine. One of the first in 1937 was the State Dance Ensemble, headed by P. Virsky and M. Bolotov. This collective since the first years of its existence has become one of the best in Ukraine, contributing to the development of national ballet art.


ukrainian folk art; dance art; classical dance; ethnographic values; professional dance ensemble; actor-dance improvisation; tetralized imagery; concert program; folk-stage dance.


ЦДАМЛМ України. Державний заслужений академічний ансамбль танцю УРСР ім. П.Вірського Міністерства культури УРСР. Ф. 643, оп. 1, спр. 715,од. зб. 67, арк. 15; 5.1 оп. 4, од. зб. 72, арк. 1 ; 5.2 оп. 1, од. зб. 1, арк. 20;

Архів Я.В. Верховинця. Спогади Соболя О. С.8-9.

Архів Я.В. Верховинця. Неопубліковані матеріали, що готувалися до друку в 1930-ті роки. 12 с.

Боримська Г. Самоцвіти українського танцю. К.: Мистецтво. 1974. 134 с.

Верховинець Я.В. Василь Верховинець-етнограф//Народна творчість та етннографія. 2008. № 5. С.82-91.

Верховинець Я.В. В.М.Верховинець. «Нариси про життя і творчість. Верховинець В.М. Теорія українського народного танцю. 5-е вид. К.: Муз. Україна,1990. С.13-35.

Верховинець В.М. Про фольклор в опері «Наталка-Полтавка». Оперне видовище на 3 дії. К.,1936. С. 35.

Городинский В. «Запорожец за Дунаем». Правда. 1936. 13 березня.

Дем’янко Н. Формування національної культури молоді в педагогічній спадщині В.М. Верховинця. Полтава: ТОВ «АСНІ», 2012. 268 с.

Капельгородський П. Концерти «Жінхорансу». Більшовик Полтавщини. 1930. 15 червня. С. 3.

Пасютинская В. Волшебный мир танца. М.,1985. 223 с.

Пролетарська правда. Перлини народної творчості. 1936. 18 березня.

Сивкович М. Триколінний гопак на біс. Культура і життя. 1976. 19 серпня. С. 6.

Станішевський Ю. Хореографічне мистецтво. К.: Рад. школа, 1969. 100 с.

Фореггер М. Актуальні проблеми хореографії . Більшовик. 1937. 5 лютого

TsDAMLM of Ukraine. State Honored Academic Dance Ensemble of the Ukrainian SSR P.Virsky, Ministry of Culture of the Ukrainian SSR. F. 643, op. 1, sp. 715 units save 67, ark. 15; 5.1 op. 4 units save 72, ark. 1; 5.2 op. 1, unit save 1, arc 20 [in Ukrainian].

Archive Ya.V. Verhovinintsa Memoirs of Sable O. P.8-9[in Ukrainian].

Archive Ya.V. Verhovinintsa Unpublished materials that were preparing for printing in the 1930s. 12 sec. [in Ukrainian].

Borimskaya G. (1974). Gems of Ukrainian Dance. K .: Art [in Ukrainian].

Verkhovynets, Y.V. (2008). Vasyl Verkhovitsy-ethnographer. Folk art and ethnography, 5, 82-91 [in Ukrainian].

Verkhovynets, Y.V. (1990). V.M. Verhovitsyn Essays on life and work. Verhovinets V.M. Theory of Ukrainian folk dance. K: Muz Ukraine, 13-35 [in Ukrainian].

Verkhovinets, V.M. (1936). About folklore in the opera "Natalka-Poltavka". Opera sight for 3 acts. K. [in Ukrainian].

Gorodinsky, V. (1936). "Zaporozhets behind the Danube". Truth. March 13 [in Ukrainian].

Demyanko, N. (2012). Formation of the national culture of youth in the pedagogical heritage V.M. Verhovinintsa Poltava: ASNI Ltd. [in Ukrainian].

Kapelgorodsky, P. (1930). Concerts "Zinhohrance". Bolshevik of the Poltava region. June 1930. C.3. [in Ukrainian].

Pasyutinskaya, V. (1985). The Magic World of Dance. M., 1985 [in Russian].

The proletarian truth. (1936). Pearls of folk art. March [in Ukrainian].

Sivkovich, M. (1976). Triticale hawk beats. Culture and life. August 19th, C.6 [in Ukrainian].

Stanishevsky, Yu. (1969). Choreographic art. K .: Rad. School [in Ukrainian].

Forregger, M. (1937). Current problems of choreography. Bolshevik February 5 [in Ukrainian].