Ilja Fetisov


Ilja Fetisov
Ukraine

Folklorist, folk performer, musician, ethnochoreographer, founder and leader of folklore ensemble Božyči (Божичі, since 1999) and ensemble’s dance school. Since 1997 Ilja Fetisov has accumulated a lot of experience in folklore expeditions. He has created a distinctive traditional dance teaching method and adapted S. Karpenko folk singing teaching methods for male vocals. Ilja Fetisov has independently learned to play the “Vienna” button accordion and is developing his skills playing along the authentic drumming tradition transmitter from Kyiv polesia from whom Ilja has adopted the organizational principles of traditional dance music groove. Through various experiments the lecturer has proven the phenomenon of Ukrainian vocal and dance music periodical inconsistencies.