Cultural and artistic component of the camp leisure of interned Ukrainian soldiers in Aleksandrów and Łańcut, Poland (end of 1920 – 1921)

Sribnyak, Ihor and Krotofil, Maciej and Nadtoka, Hennadij (2023) Cultural and artistic component of the camp leisure of interned Ukrainian soldiers in Aleksandrów and Łańcut, Poland (end of 1920 – 1921) Емінак (1 (41)). pp. 134-147. ISSN 1998-4634; 2708-0226

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The article analyzed the cultural and artistic component of the camp everyday life of interned soldiers of the UNR Army in the camps Aleksandrów and Łańcut (Poland) at the end of 1920 and in 1921. The cultural and artistic life of interned soldiers was manifested most fully in three categories – songwriting of amateur choirs, performances of camp orchestras, work of camp theaters. At the same time, all amateur theatrical and concert events were national in content and spirit and contributed to the spiritual consolidation of the interned Ukrainian soldiers in the difficult conditions of internment. Thanks to the efforts of members of artistic groups, camp residents had the opportunity to regularly attend theater performances, choir performances, and instrumental music concerts. In addition, with the joint efforts of camp artists, various artistic events (“concert-parties”) were regularly prepared for the internees, which constituted a harmonic combination of various theatrical, choral and musical numbers. Usually, they were concluded by dance sections, which enjoyed constant popularity among all camp residents. Similarly, camp artists cooperated in their efforts during the preparation of theatrical performances, thanks to which the performances acquired greater artistic value. It was also important that women (mostly officers' wives), some of whom had undeniable artistic talent, were actively involved in the performances. Important cultural and artistic events included the celebration of national and state holidays, days of memory of Taras Shevchenko and Ivan Franko, divisional holidays, a commemoration of the fallen in battles, etc. The joint efforts of camp artists, choristers and musicians significantly contributed to overcoming the threatening tendency towards degradation and dispersal of the interned Ukrainian soldiers. Ukrainian song, music, and dramatic art, to the greatest extent, contributed to the camp residents’ spiritual unification around national values and also allowed them to successfully overcome all the difficulties of the camp's everyday life.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: interned Ukrainian soldiers; camp; choir; orchestra; theater; cultural event; play; UPR Army; Poland
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Erih Plus
Статті у наукометричних базах > Scopus
Статті у наукометричних базах > Web of Science
Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра всесвітньої історії
Depositing User: професор Ігор Володимирович Срібняк
Date Deposited: 18 May 2023 07:48
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2023 09:43

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