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On June 26, the Dovbush Dancers present MOSAIC, an evening of Ukrainian dance and culture, featuring guests Vostok, Tropak Ukrainian Dance Theatre, The Wheat in the Barley and the AUUC’s Druzhba Dancers. “Ukrainian Folk-Stage Dance is famed for its exuberance, colourful costumes and brilliant virtuosity, and has exploded in popularity around the world,” according to The Scotiabank Dance Centre. This unique event dovetails with the 125th anniversary of Ukrainians in Canada.
The Dovbush Dancers, a 20-member ensemble, is eager to present their first full-length concert in over 18 years, with support from their parent organization the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians. “Trained in classical ballet alongside regional choreography, the dancers recently traveled to Ukraine to study at the world renowned Virsky studio, immersing themselves in Ukrainian dance and culture,” said Artistic Director Debbie Karras. “We have sourced authentic costumes and motifs and have invited some of the most dynamic local guests to create an exciting blend of vibrant costumes, dance and music.” Dovbush has had a unique impact on the local dance community with their exhilarating live performances and multidisciplinary work. Presenting authentic Ukrainian dance and music in a stunning
and modern production together with musical artists Vostok, The Wheat in the Barley and dance ensembles Tropak Ukrainian Dance Theatre and the AUUC’s Druzhba Dancers, these distinct groups assemble for one night of dance, music and culture.
MOSAIC is a one night only performance starting at 7:30 pm on June 26th, at the Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver at 2300 Lonsdale Ave. For tickets, please call 604-984-4484. Regular Box Office hours are Monday to Friday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm and Saturday 1:00pm – 5:00pm.; email CTCBoxOffice@nvrc.ca or visit www.centennialtheatre.com.
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