Voloshky at Inside/Out – Jacob’s Pillow

Voloshky returns to Jacob’s Pillow FRIDAY, JULY 29 AT 6:15PM.

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Jacob’s Pillow
358 George Carter Road
Becket MA, 01223

Voloshky at Rutgers-Newark and NJIT

The Rutgers-NJIT Theater Arts Program will host a performance by Voloshky on March 31, 2016 at the Jim Wise Theater on the NJIT campus. Dances from the many regions of Ukraine will be featured, including ones representing the Eastern Carpathian Mountains (“The Lark”), Ukrainian Kuban Cossacks (“Broken Promises”), Bukovinia (“Village Dance”), and the spectacular Hopak, the quintessential Urkrainian art form . An audience Q&A will follow the performance and will culminate in a reception with the artists in the theatre lobby. The concert is FREE and open to the public and campus communities.

Jim Wise Theater
Kupfrian Hall, NJIT Campus
154 Summit Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Voloshky at the Lied Center for Performing Arts

Voloshky performs with a vitality and joy that leap from the stage! High-kicks, stunning precision and incredible dancers create a spellbinding show of original choreography set to live music. Combining the strengths of ballet with the vigor of European folk traditions, the Voloshky style is bold, powerful and sparkles with athleticism.

Lied Center for Performing Arts
301 N 12th St
Lincoln, NE 68508
Friday, October 24th @7:30 pm
Tickets $29 – $36
402.472.4747

We Shall Over Come

Dear Friends,

Below is a link to a video that I produced with filmmaker Henry Nevison. The song is recorded in Philadelphia at a performance I produced in September 2012. The musical artists are from Kirovohrad. The musical arrangement and words were created thru a commissioned by Voloshky.

It is a presentation of Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and The Ukrainian Federation of America to the people at EuroMaidan.

Pray for Ukraine! We Shall Overcome…

Taras Lewyckyj
Artistic Director
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

Three Dance Programs…Designed to entertain, engage, and inform!

STEPPES: Crossover

Steppes Crossover

STEPPES: Crossover is a new evening-length performance that takes audiences on an exciting journey from folk to contemporary dance. Featuring over 35 dancers and musicians, the program underscores America’s unique pluralistic heritage and multicultural inspirations. Featuring a new work by Mark Morris, experience the bold acrobatics of Ukrainian dance and ingenious artistry of the dancers set in motion by a live, virtuosic orchestra from Kirovohrad, Ukraine.

“…appealing, energetic, poignant and powerful!”
Nancy G. Heller
Philadelphia Inquirer

Yatran

YATRAN

This unique program is based on the work of the Yatran Ukrainian Dance Company of Kirovohrad, Ukraine that toured in the U.S. in 1977. Together, original choreographer Anatolij Kryvochyzha (now age 87) and American choreographer Taras Lewyckyj theatrically recreated the highly acclaimed Yatran program with the Zoriany Ukrainian Dance Company in Kirovohrad, Ukraine. The result is an incredibly lively and exciting show featuring over 40 dancers and musicians.

“… the Ukrainian Dance Company Yatran arrived for a far, far too brief two-night engagement as part of the Radio City Music Hall Pop Festival. It should be brought back as soon as possible. Two nights is by no means long enough to get even acquainted. [Kryvochyzha] knows how to point up a folk dance, his program moves exceptionally smoothly, and he understands the need to vary the pace and texture of the various numbers”.
Clive Barnes
New York Times
September 1977

STEPPES: A Journey

YATRAN

This program combines the highest level of technique and presentation with the national character of Ukraine to create a spellbinding show of art and energy. The resulting style is bold and powerful, clearly native to Ukrainian dance, yet classical enough to be appreciated by all. Through dance, Voloshky portrays the past and present culture of the Ukrainian people. Featuring works by many world-renowned choreographers, audiences are exposed to traditional costumes, styles, and music representing various regions of Ukraine.

“The Voloshky dancers…have a genuine feeling for the nobility and friskiness of the dances. The Hopak, the most famous of the Ukrainian dances, goes way beyond friskiness into high virtuosity.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer

“In contrast with the Hopak was the courtly Kokhanochka. Its lilting steps and formal patterns are a lesson in the value of simplicity. Every would-be choreographer should take a look at this model of ‘less is more’.”
Nancy Goldner – Dance Critic
Author “Balanchine Variations”

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