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- For those of you who enjoy Ukrainian dance, and for those of you who love to watch all kinds of professional dance, VIRSKY Ukrainian Dancers are touring Canada this fall for the very first time ever. They are the premiere professional Ukrainian Dance group from Ukraine and are really amazing to watch!
I am really excited that a group of this caliber is coming to Canada, and even to some of the smaller centres, and wanted to share this with the dance communities and slavic communities - medieval or not.
I have attached the press release that my dance group recently received about this, and am passing this on for those of you who may be interested in going to their one of performances. (alas, for those in the States who are interested, as far as I know, they are only touring Canada this year)
HL Juliana Jeo Vousdy (aka Jeanne of Ramsgaard)
Virsky National Dance Company of Ukraine
2010 Canadian Tour
“Astonishing!”- The New York Times.
Boen Artsis pleased to announce Virsky National Dance Company of Ukraine’s 2010 Canadian Tour. The tour will commence on October 7 in Vancouver and will continue to travel throughout British Columbia , Alberta , Saskatchewan , Manitoba , Quebec , and Ontario . Tickets are on-sale now.
The renowned professional dance ensemble under the name of Pavlo Virsky is famous for its bright colors, unity of content and form, and the vivid embodiment of its stage concept. This magnificent artistic group embraces the beauty of its native Ukraine . Each and every performance is romantic, elevated, and passionate. The ensemble’s diverse concert programs have been warmly received by audiences around the world.
Virskystarted in 1937 by two well known Ukrainian ballet masters, Pavlo Virsky and Mykola Bolotov. From 1955 to 1975 the group was lead by Virsky whose exciting choreography has amazed the dance world for years. It was under the guidance of Virsky that the company matured into the professional dance ensemble that the world enjoys today.
In 1980, Myroslav Vantukh, Virsky’s disciple and an expert in folk traditions and ethnography took over from Virsky and continued the creative genius, preservation and development of the folk choreographic art form. Virsky continues to grow under the direction of Vantukh as he takes the dancers to new heights of accomplishment through his ever expanding repertoire of new dances and continues to entertain and educate the world about the talents of Ukraine .
Virsky National Dance Company of Ukraine
2010 Canadian Tour Dates
1. Thursday, October 7th – VancouverCentre of the Performing Arts – 604-280-4444
2. Friday, October 8th – Kelowna Community Theatre – 250-860-1470
3. Saturday, October 9th – Kamloops Sagebrush Theatre – 250-374-5483
4. Sunday, October 10th – Calgary Jack singer Hall – 403-294-9494
5. Monday, October 11th – Medicine HatEsplanade Arts & Heritage Centre – 403-502-8788
6. Tuesday, October 12th – Red DeerCollegeArt Centre – 403-340-4455
7. Thursday, October 14th – EdmontonJubilee Auditorium – 780-451-8000
8. Friday, October 15th – EdmontonJubilee Auditorium – 780-451-8000
9. Saturday, October 16th – SaskatoonArt & Convention Centre – 306-975-7799
10. Sunday, October 17th – ReginaConexus Art Centre – 306-525-9999
11. Monday, October 18th – Melfort Northern Light Palace Arena – 306-752-4177
12. Tuesday, October 19th – Prince Albert E. A. Rawlinson Centre – 306-765-1270
13. Wednesday, October 20th – YorktonGallagher Centre Arena – 306-786-1740
14. Thursday, October 21th – BrandonWest Manitoba Centennial Auditorium – 204-728-9510
15. Friday, October 22nd – WinnipegPant Ages Playhouse Theatre – 204-780-3333
16. Saturday, October 23rd – WinnipegPant Ages Playhouse Theatre – 204-780-3333
17. Sunday, October 24th – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium – 807-684-4444
18. Monday, October 25th – Sault Ste Marie Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre – 705-945-7299
19. Wednesday, October 27th – Gryphon Theatre in Barrie – 705-728-4613
20. Thursday, October 28th – Centennial Hall in London – 519-672-1967
21. Friday, October 29th – Hammerson Hall in Mississauga – 905-306-6000
22. Saturday, October 30th – Hammerson Hall in Mississauga – 905-306-6000
23. Sunday, October 31st – HamiltonPlace in Hamilton – 905-546-4080
24. Monday, November 1st – Centre Pierre-Peladeau in Montreal – 514-790-1245, 987-6919
25. Tuesday, November 2nd – Centre Pointe Theatre in Ottawa – 613-580-2700
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