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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Cossacks "down under"

Here's a great cabaret act to catch if you're in Australia ...

The Cossack Brothers were formed in 1996 by Artistic Director/Choreographer Taras Galas. A dancer for over 25 years he has performed in many Ukrainian dance ensembles and cabaret groups within Australia and overseas. Along with dancers Alex Dechnicz and Greg Huzij, they together formed a powerful trio. Newcomers Justin and Adam Semciw have further strengthened the troupe adding depth and excitement to the already spectacular show.

This Ukrainian Cossack Cabaret group has captivated many audiences, performing a traditional song and dance routine consisting of death defying sabre routines, acrobatic tumbles, breathtaking spins and leaps and the infamous cossack kicks!

They've performed at a number of venues at home in Australia. And they travel, too, so keep your eyeballs peeled in case they come back to North America, or wherever you live! They've been to the US (Disney World and Vegas) and in Canada at Folklorama in Winnipeg... where I managed to miss them! Rats! Well, hopefully they'll come to Vancouver sometime.

In the meantime, check out the video clips at their website here.

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