The “Pryvit” is a Ukrainian dance performed at the beginning of a program to welcome all the guests. Often the dance is broken into segments of regional representation featuring folk costumes and dance steps from the various areas of Ukraine. At some point during the dance the performers bring forth bread and salt resting on an embroidered rushnyk. The bread represents the warmth of Ukrainian hospitality and the salt is symbolic of eternal friendship.
Together they are presented to the audience as a humble and heartfelt greeting, thanking everyone for taking the time to come and enjoy the performance.
“Pryvit” was originally created in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Veselka Ukrainian Dance Association – Edmonton
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