Video performance excerpts for a contemporary original dance theatre work titled Shumka Remembers, conceived and directed by Gordon Gordey. Video excerpt contains commentary from Gordon Gordey at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Alberta, Canada. This dancework was created for The Ukrainian Shumka Dancers of Canada. Shumka Remembers is a contemporary Ukrainian Canadian narrative folk dance theatre work with video exploring the unjust internment of Ukrainian Canadians as “enemy aliens” in Canada during WWI. These “enemy aliens” were subjected to having to carry registration identity papers, often pay monthly registration fees, and were under constant surveillance. Of the 80,000 who were registered under the authority of the Act, 8,579 were deemed: “enemy aliens”. The majority of “enemy aliens” were Ukrainians and were arrested and interned in 26 makeshift encampments located mostly in Canada’s frontier hinterlands. They were forced into hard labour clearing land for roads, building bridges, and building the railway.
The material was collected by Roman Brytan for his UKR-421 course at the University of Alberta. The collection consists of texts and some musical scores for songs sung in Alberta communities. Contains musical scores for some songs and choreography for dance songs.
The audio recording contains songs recorded in Edmonton from Sophia Klymkovych, Mykhailo Shmihel's'kyi and Maria Bukyda in December 1978.
Part I is a collection of songs with music scores as recalled by Kateryna Aponiuk categorized as harvest songs, spring songs, carols and new year's songs , wedding songs. Part II is a record of Christmas customs as recalled by Wasyl Hoshko.
A collection of Ukrainian provers collected in Alberta for the UKR-421 course and their explanations. The sources include following interviewees: Dmytro Petriw (Roman's father), Bohdan Medwidsky, prof. Zujewsky, pani Prits', pani Ianyshevs'ka, prof. Carlton, Zenon Paranych (Roman's grandfather), maestro Kolesnyk, pani Husak, pan Vasyliv.
A collection of texts including spring songs (haivky), kolomyiky, religious songs, love songs, wedding songs, Easter songs, harvest songs, as well as descriptions of wedding customs and rituals collected from Alberta residents.
Includes wedding songs and customs, harvest songs, spring songs (hahilky), love songs, humorous songs, Cossack songs, carols, Malanka songs, kolomyiky, and proverbs collected by Irene Scharabun for the UKR-421 course at the University of Alberta.
The collection consists of an interview with Ukrainian Canadian artist and iconographer Pavlo Lopata conducted by Maryna Chernyavska on October 25, 2017 at the Kule Folklore Centre, University of Alberta.
The collection consists of songs and verses collected in Edmonton from the informants Joe Olinyk, Anna Olinyk, Mrs. Helena Pinkyj, Mrs. Eva Kurylo, Mrs. Maria Stratychuk, Mrs. Annie Kapach, and Mrs. Mary Lagoski, some of whom grew up in Galicia or Bukovina and immigrated to Canada.
The collection consists of posters, programs, brochures, periodical publications related to various events and organizations in the Ukrainian Canadian community in Edmonton. Collected by Roman Soltykewych and Orest Soltykevych. The collection is organized into the following series:
Plast Functions 1956 -1978
Exhibits 1967 - 1974
Taras Shevchenko Functions 1952 - 1980
Religious Occasions (Christmas near end) 1951 - 1987
Dancing Concerts 1960 - 1990
Out-of-Towner's in Edmonton 1969 - 1990
Political Functions (Jan. 22 near end) 1951 - 1979
Ukrainian Festivals 1951 - 1979
Ukrainian Cultural Functions 1962 - 1980
Festivals with Ukrainians & Other Ethnic Groups 1961 - 1974
CYMK 1956 - 1981
Concerts out of Edmonton by non-Edmontonians 1961 - 1976