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"Kolomyjka (Crazy Dance)"
Song by Ruslana

from the album Diki Tantsi

Released 2003
Recorded Peter Gabriel's studio
Genre Pop folk
Length  ?
Label EMI
Writer Ruslana
Composer Ruslana
Producer Ruslana , O. Ksenofontov

"Kolomyjka" is a song of Ukrainian singer Ruslana released in 2003 on the Diki Tantsi album..

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Kolomijka is the first work of Ruslana in wonderful ethnic genre. This time all the impressive production is combined with comic style and pure eclecticism. "A "dull-witted" group working on music video Kolomijka comes to distant hutsul village to set up a casting for actors and musicians the whole village is gathered in the local club to show their best.

The hearts of the show business sharks are captured by a modest and tender "daughter of the mountains". The following is just like in all the Hollywood fairy tales with amazing transformations, fights and "happy end", with the only difference that the whole story happens not in the hills of Los Angeles but in the Carpathian Mountains. This little detail will be a big nice surprise for the audience".

So far we it is understood that the story line of Kolomijka video is actually making of kolomijka video. It won't be hard to guess who played the role of that tender and modest from the first sight hutsul girl. It is really hard to say whether the fact that audience is already used to being amazed by large scale projects by Ruslana is good or bad for her. This is not grandeur but a healthy ambitions, enthusiasm and unlimited capacity for work, with which Ruslana inspires anybody working with her.

Facts about the video.

  • It was shot on the Kodak 35 mm film 14 shooting and 3 montage groups were working on the video
  • Authentic costumes were used during the shooting of mass scenes
  • The director - Eugen Mitrofanov (Kiev, Moscow, Los Angeles)
  • The cameraman - Slava Lazarev (Moscow)
  • As well as the above mentioned I Know music video Kolomijka was made in the Carpathians and in Lviv museum Shevchenkivskij haj.
  • More than 3 km (2 mi) of the film were shot.
  • Most of the roles were played by real hutsul village dwellers that still holding on to their ancient traditions. Each hutsul traditional costume appearing in the video is at least 100 years old.
  • For everybody's surprise Ruslana appears in the video as a simple village girl. Absolutely new style of the singer and the genre of the music video completely suit the concept of the new album Wild Dances.
Preceded by
Dobrij vechir, tobi...
Ruslana video clip
2003
Succeeded by
Oj, Zagraimy, Muzychenku

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