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Yara Arts Group at 30

Yara Arts Group's 30th Season:

June - Aug 2020

Special Virtual Poetry & Music Events

May 2020

Yara's 30 Quarantine House Party 

April 2020

Zhadan & Friends: 2020 virtually
 

December 2019

Koliada & Music from the Carpathians 

Opera GAZ & Winter Songs on Mars

at La MaMa New York

Yara and UECC Jenkintown present:

FOLK DANCER: Vasile Avramenko

 

This immigrant from Stebliv brought 

Ukrainian dance to New York in 1929.
Yara’s Virlana Tkacz tells his story, and talks to archivist Mike Andrec about recordings used in his dance classes and Yuri Shevchuk about Avramenko's hand in the first Ukrainian talking pictures. program & press release

Link to virtual event

Special sponsors: Ukrainian Community Foundation and Ukrainian Self Reliance FCU.

 

Avramenko

 

Shtokalko

Yara and UECC Jenkintown present:

BANDURIST: Zinoviy Shtokalko

 

This immigrant from Berezhany brought the Ukrainian epic song tradition to New York in the 1950s and developed it in the1960’s.
Yara’s Virlana Tkacz tells his story, while Julian Kytasty,a master bandurist, shares Shtokalko's recordings and plays work influenced by him.

program & press release

Link to video of virtual event

Special sponsors: Ukrainian Community Foundation and Ukrainian Self Reliance FCU.

Yara and UECC Jenkintown present:

FOLK FIDDLER: Pawlo Humeniuk

 

This Ukrainian immigrant from Pidvolochysk, was known as “The King of Ukrainian Music” in the 1920s. Yara’s Virlana Tkacz talks to folklorist Iryna Voloshyna about his recordings and the US Orchestra in Kyiv which is inspired by his repertoire today. program & press release

 

Link to video of virtual event

Special sponsors: Ukrainian Community Foundation and Ukrainian Self Reliance FCU.

 

Humeniuk

Lysheha

“The production of Swan is a virtuoso translation of Lysheha’s text – it is not simply a literary translation into English, but rather a translation of poetry into the languages of music, light, image, movement of the human body, human voice…." 
Dzvinka Matiash, in Kyiv’s Komentar

More on Oleh Lysheha and his poetry

Yara and UECC Jenkintown present:

POETRY AS THEATRE:
Oleh Lysheha's "Swan"

 

Yara has created several theatre pieces based on poetry by Oleh Lysheha, including: “Swan” (2003). Director Virlana Tkacz talks with participants and shows video clips.
program & press release

Link to video of virtual event

Special sponsors: Ukrainian Community Foundation and Ukrainian Self Reliance FCU.

ZHADAN & POETS

link to: video of virtual event 

with Dzvinia Orlowsky, Wanda Phipps, Olena Jennings & Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler. Program link

ZHADAN & JAZZ

link to: video of virtual event 

with Anthony Coleman, Fima Chupakhin, Bob Holman & Yara actors Program link 

Zhadan

Times Literary Supplement: "World-class poet"  "masterfully translated"

What We Live For, What We Die For Selected Poems by Serhiy Zhadan, translated by Virlana Tkacz & Wanda Phipps. (Yale University Press, 2019)         More on book and how to order

Yara's Opera GAZ  with Nova Opera

December 19, 20 & 22, 2019 photos
La MaMa in New York City program

 

9/17/2019: VIENNA photos

6/11/2019: Ukrainian premiere  Franko Theater in Kyiv 

11/11/2018 worksho[ at the “Kurbas: New Worlds” Art Arsenal in Kyiv

 Yara presents:

Koliada and Music from the Carpathians

with the Koliadnyky from the village of Kryvorivnia who sing traditional winter songs ("Koliada") and play the brilliant “troista” instrumental music from the Carpathian Mountain in Ukraine

 

in New York Dec 2-30, 2019

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