Misha Aqai A Student of the Legendary Akim Dzhemilev Mikhail Puryuvkin

85-year-old Mikhail Puryuvkin devoted more than half a century of his life to the “Khaitarma” ensemble. From 1968 to 2018 he performed Crimean Tatar folk dances. He worked and was friends with legendary artists: Selime Chelebiyeva, Sabriye Eredzhepova, Zeynep Lumanova, Fevzi Bilyalov. And the inimitable Akim Dzhemilev taught him the basics of folk dance. What was the path of 50 years in the art of the Crimean Tatar dance, Mikhail Puryuvkin told our crew.