The 1946 AUUC National Festival in Edmonton featured a small delegation of Ukrainian diplomats, including officials from Society Ukraina.
While this is somewhat overstated, it outlines how the AUUC saw their needs for the development of Ukrainian Canadian arts met through Society Ukraina.
The main principle of our work is not just to copy ethnographic patterns of national dances, but to give them creative interpretation and enrich them (AUUC 1979).
To create this new interpretation, Virsky and the other choreographers blended folk dance themes and characters with classical ballet training to create a "high technique of performance and harmonious beauty of presentation" (AUUC 1979).
As the Regina AUUC Poltava Ensemble worked with Ukraine-trained instructors, those instructors provided the ability for the dance group to expand in new directions.
As students returned from the Society Ukraina sponsored studies, they often became very influential within the AUUC's cultural activities.
However, some of the young AUUC dancers responded extremely negatively to the nationalist dancers.
Possibly due to these difficulties, combined with the cost of annual travel to Ukraine, the AUUC decided to hold their 1975 seminar in Saskatchewan instead of Ukraine.
Their prediction was accurate as, of the forty participants, only twenty of them were from AUUC groups; two others were from St.
The general information package from the seminar stated that the course mainly involved teaching contemporary Ukrainian choreography (as opposed to teaching primarily dance technique or a wide variety of steps), enabling participants to bring that choreography to their schools (AUUC 1975a).
(71.) " Report re: ULFTA Convention 19377," LAC, CSIS RG 146, Volume 3792: "AUUC: Winnipeg, Manitoba," Part 7.
(98.) Michael Korol, "AUUC Youth Discussion: 28 Years' Experience of Youth Movement," Ukrainian Canadian, 1 May 1953.