Odessa Municipal Center of Choreography

International Contests and Festivals Prize Winner

Laureate of Edward Bagritsky Award

Artistic Exemplary Collective of Ukraine


Dance Ensemble


In the center of Odessa in Primorsky boulevard young boys and girls who like to dance, who like the art of choreography gather together. Children from 5 to 20 come to the Odessa's Municipal Center of Choreography. More than 700 young dancers visit the center during the whole year. The dance ensemble "Detstvo" is the basis of the Center.

The ensemble "Detstvo" was founded in 1979 in Odessa, Ukraine. This dance group is famous not only in Ukraine but also very far abroad. It was rapturously met in Bulgaria, Hungary, Finland, France, Belgium, Netherlands , Italy, Germany, India and in the USA.

The ensemble has worked out a repertoire which includes vivid folk dances of Ukraine and other countries, variety and choreographic miniatures. Every performance brings the same feeling of festival both to spectators and the young dancers. This spirit is created by easiness, nimbleness, high professional skills of the participants.

The dance group has won a lot of honorable degrees and awards. Since 1986 "Detstvo" has been possessing a title of the Artistic Exemplary Collective of Ukraine.

Efim Kogan is the founder, the art director and the major choreographer since the early days. He was rewarded with a title of the Honorable Man of Culture of Ukraine in 1995. Valeriy Chernis is the musical director and the author of our musical programms. Choreographers are Igor Tkachuk, Ludmila Kryzhalko, Oksana Livanova.

The collective permanently supports high conditions. We would eagerly participate in any festival activity. We are always ready for cooperation, ready to meet new friends!

Our address:       Municipal Center of Choreography, Ensemble "Detstvo"

                             1,Primorsky blvd, Odessa, Ukraine

Our telephone:    +380 (482) 243-168

                             +380 (482) 218-904

Telephone/fax:    +380 (482) 243-068

mailto:                  e.kogan@paco.net