The first art seminar "Qirim Tatar Sanat Sohbeti" is held in Kyiv
For several days, Crimean Tatar cultural figures and representatives of the Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar diaspora from the United States will discuss the subtleties of dance in the culture of the indigenous people of Crimea - the Crimean Tatars.
August 7, the first interactive seminar "Qirim Tatar Sanat Sohbeti" began in the capital of Ukraine with a discussion of the subtleties of autochthonous Crimean Tatar dance.
The organizer and ideological inspirer of the seminar Ayla Bakkalli intends to reveal the significance of the Crimean Tatar dance for contemporary world art.
She is sure that the tragic pages of the history of the Crimean Tatars influenced their culture and identity. And these can be reflected in the folk dance.
Crimean Tatar cultural figures and Ukrainian ethnologists were also invited to the discussion.
Taras Levitsky has been leading the Ukrainian dance ensemble "VOLOSHKY" for 22 years. He came from the US in search of a technique for staging a real Crimean Tatar dance.
Members of the ensemble "VOLOSHKY". The ensemble operates on volunteer basis.
"Through art, through dance, it is possible to bring the problem to light that Crimean Tatars are now facing in the Crimea," Taras Levitsky says.
"It's not for me to make a conclusion at the end, but for the Crimean Tatar artists to think, to see how they can handle this thought." Ayla Bakkalli shared her vision.