I was just tooling around UkeTube, the creative brainchild of the Strilka (Ukrainian singles) folks and came across this clip of Ukrainian dancers from Brazil.
The quality of the video is poor (very pixelated) but you can still make out what's going on ... and the music is great!
The music has a lot of deep bass which I've only ever heard in the really old music recordings (and perhaps from some European groups).
There are some interesting moves, on the part of both the guys and the gals, that I haven't seen done here in North America ... and believe me, I've seen a lot of Ukrainian dance groups!
The other thing that struck me is that they seem somehow, um, sexier ... in a subtle way. I can't explain it, I just got that feeling watching them. The guys seem so macho and the girls more feminine. Maybe in South America men and women just be themselves more, possibly because of the dominant Latino culture? I dunno, but I like it! ;-)
Closer to home, I came across this clip of the Kvitka Dancers of Surrey doing the Hopak at their Vesna 2007 concert. Looks like it was another fabulous show... (That'll teach me to miss their concert!)
There's a lot of great clips on UkeTube, go there often and enjoy!