This is a man’s dance, traditional to the Hutsul region of the Carpathian Mountains. The dance is called the Arkan.


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  • Mitch Labuda
    Mitch Labudaover 4 years ago

    Fascinating and so nice to see other cultural elements, thanks for sharing

  • Thank YOU Mitch. Your last name has an eastern European ring to it. Any relation?

    – Yuri Lev

  • Mitch Labuda
    Mitch Labudaover 4 years ago

    My grandparents on both sides were from eastern Europe. Dad’s from Poland and Mom’s from Austria-Hungary empire, village now in Romania.

  • Veronica Schultz
    Veronica Schultzover 4 years ago

    Very cool shot! Thanks for adding to the dance photography group!

  • Thank you Veronica!

    – Yuri Lev

  • sfmilner
    sfmilnerover 4 years ago

    Greetings Yuri; WOW, awesome capture, a really beautiful image. The form, colors and composition are superb. Great one brother.

  • Thank you Brother Steve! I’m in Florida right now and I hope to bring back some cool imagery.

    – Yuri Lev

  • Susan Vinson
    Susan Vinsonover 4 years ago

    Great image and work, Yuri! ~:)

  • Thank you in bunches Cindi!

    – Yuri Lev

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Beautiful!!! WOW!!! Stunning!!!

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Tara.

    – Yuri Lev

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 4 years ago


  • Дякую! :-)))

    – Yuri Lev

  • Annie Lemay  Photography
    Annie Lemay P...over 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you Annie!

    – Yuri Lev

  • Di Jenkins
    Di Jenkinsover 4 years ago

  • I appreciate the honor Di!

    – Yuri Lev

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