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gopak

(ˈɡəʊˌpæk)
n
(Dancing) a spectacular high-leaping Russian peasant dance for men
[from Russian, from Ukrainian hopak, from hop! a cry in the dance, from German hopp!]
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The dance she is most looking forward to performing is the Hopak, one of the most well-known Ukrainian dances.
The works in these two volumes are diverse in style: boom-chicka-boom ("Windrider" and "Toe-Tappin' Twins"), mambo ("Maine Mambo"), blues ("The Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues" and "Rock Talk"), jazz ("Hanon Goes Haywire") and a traditional Ukrainian dance called Hopak ("Hopak from Sorochintsy Fair").
Malorossiishchina and the hopak have no place in Ukraine, and yet here [they] are presented as Ukrainian art." Art in Soviet Ukraine, as Petrenko well knew, included the plays of Kulish, but at the union level, "Ukrainian" art appeared as only folk dancing and 19th-century melodrama.
At Friday night dancing classes some of them learned the Hopak and other Ukrainian folk dances.
SPM easily handled the lavish woodwind work, the stop and go rhythms, the occasional pastoral interludes, the deep string pizzicato work, and the generally effervescent tone of these two pieces, labeled "Introduction" and "Hopak," a country dance.
A hopak is a spectacular finale dance, often featuring Cossack acrobatics from the males and many turns from the female dancers.