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Sembaliuk Cheladyn, Larisa Ukrainian Canadians*
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Life, dance and art of Chester Kuc

  • CA BMUFA 0058
  • Collection
  • August 20, 2003

The collection consists of an interview conducted with Chester Myroslav Kuc by Andriy Nahachewsky and Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn on August 20, 2003. The interview focused primarily on Chester Kuc's life story, his youth and his parents' encouragement for him to be active. It also deals with his teaching dance and the founding of Shumka and Cheremosh, and dance in general. Some information about his house and his various other arts and crafts interests: embroidery, pysanky, etc. is included as well.

Nahachewsky, Andriy

Ukrainian dance in Canada 1930s-1970s collection

  • CA BMUFA 0064
  • Collection
  • 2014

The collection consists of the interview conducted by Larisa Cheladyn with Nadia Korpus in Calgary, and her final essay based on her research and this interview entitled "Through the eyes of Nadia Korpus: A snap shot of Ukrainian dance in Canada from the 1930s to 1970s." The essay examines Ukrainian dance in Canada from 1930s to 1970s as seen through the eyes of one person. It starts in Regina, SK, where Nadia began Ukrainian dancing as a small girl, and then criss-crossed the country as she participated in various summer programs and seminars, taught and created Ukrainian dances and formed her own Ukrainian dance group in Calgary "Rusalka". Ukrainian identity, involvement in the Ukrainian National Federation (UNF), Ukrainian Women's Organization, Summer School "Kursy" in Winnipeg are also discussed.

Sembaliuk Cheladyn, Larisa