IMG_0269History of Krylati – The Winged One’s

The dance group “Krylati” A Ukrainian dance group has been in existence in Bradford since 1948 following the migration of quite a large number of Ukrainians after the second World War. In 1963 the group was reorganised and adopted the name “Krylati” (translated this means the winged ones). The ballet-master and choreographer Ostap Buriak became its director who was active until his death in 1995. He trained two young choreographers, Olha Stepovanna and the late Mykhailo Diakiw, as his successors. Olha Stepovanna taught the group until 2007, Mychajlo Shutak took on the task as the teacher after numerous years of dancing under all three previous choreographers. From the sixties to the present day the group has represented Bradford Ukrainians in numerous festivals and has appeared several times on T.V. The group was invited many times to the international Eisteddfod in Llangollen it also performed at Bradford Theatres the Alhambra and St Georges Hall. Watch some of the best bits here… Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 13.51.38

The present members of the group are second and third generation dancers of the original Krylati dance group.

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Now after more than 50 years, our dancers continue to learn the basic steps of Ukrainian dance from each of the distinct regions of Ukraine. We also continue to teach Ukrainian dance in a fashion that promotes fun, new friendships, and an unique learning environment that ultimately helps keep the Ukrainian heritage alive! The group devotes its rehearsals to cultural development, exercise and recreation, while promoting excellence and creativity. The groups rehearsals are on Thursday from 6.30 until about 10ish. If you would like to joining our dance group or are intrested in booking us for an event please contact us.

Bradford’s Krylati Dance Ensemble recently featured in a production of “Fiddler on the Roof” alongside Morley Amateur Operatic Society. Christine Castle from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) wrote that the performance; “gave its audience a superb evening’s entertainment”.

“Fiddler on the Roof” set in tsarist Russia, tells the story of Tevye, a father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain Jewish cultural and religious traditions despite a changing world. Tevye must decide what is most important, his family or his traditions, while the Tsar evicts the Jews from their village of Anatevka.

Krylati danced in the “To Life” scene and performed a “Bottle Dance” during the wedding of Tevye’s eldest daughter, Tzeitel. The NODA review commented on Krylati’s performance “An additional delight for me was seeing the Krylati Ukrainian Dance Troupe – what a brilliant edge they brought to the production”. Congratulations to everybody involve in a wonderful production.

Krylati will next be appearing at PyvoFest 2016 – a Ukrainian Beer Festival – at the Ukrainian Community Centre in Bradford on Friday 4th November. Tickets are available for both nights (4/5th November) via

Танцюувальний гурт «Крилаті» з міста Бредфорду виступали в виставці «Скрипаль на Даху» разом з Аматорським Операцким Суспільства міста Морлей. Крістін Кастл від Національнальної і драматичної Оперній асоціації сказала що виступ «дав аудиторії чудовий розваговий вечір».

 «Скрипаль на Даху» встановано в Царській Росії, і розкажує історію про Тев’я, батька п’ять дочок, і як він хоче тримати свої культурні і релігійні традиції, коли світ міняється,Тев’є має вибрати що для нього найголовніше, родина чи традіції, в той час коли Цар висиляє євреїв з села Анатевка.

 «Крилаті» танцювали в “To Life” сцені і виконали “Флакон Танець” під час весілля найстаршої дочки Тев’є, Цейтл. Національна і драматична Оперна асоціація додали «Додаткове насолоду для мене було бачити»Крилаті» Український Танцювальний Гурт – який додав блискуче закінчиння до продукції». Вітаємо свіх які брали участь в виставці.

 Настуний виступ «Крилатих» буде підчас PyvoFest 2016 – в Українському Культурному Центрі в Бредфорді 4-ого Листопада. Квитки вже на продаж через



2 thoughts on “Krylati”

  1. Hi .
    We are getting married in September next year. Do you ever dance for entertainment for wedding guests?

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