Yara Arts Group stands in solidarity with all those seeking justice and equality

and those speaking out against police brutality and discrimination in all its forms.

FEATURED PROJECTS

Yara Arts Group at 30

Yara Arts Group at 30:

Video interview with Virlana by Halyna Stefanova on Yara's work (in Ukrainian)

Sept- Oct 2020

Special Virtual Series: Zinoviy Shtokalko

June - Aug 2020

Virtual Poetry, Art & Music Events

April - May 2020

Zhadan & Friends: 2020 virtually

Yara's 30 Quarantine House Party 

December 2019

Koliada & Music from the Carpathians 

Opera GAZ & Winter Songs on Mars

at La MaMa New York

Shtokalko:

Epic

Modenist

October, 2020

ZInoviy Shtokalko, a virtuoso bandura player in New York, sang his own modernist poetry and stories in the 1950-60s.Yara’s Virlana Tkacz tells the story, while Julian Kytasty, a master bandura player, shares Shtokalko’s recordings.Special guests: Marko R. Stech and Mike Andrec.
program & press release

Shtokalko:

Singer

of Tales

September, 2020

sang his own versions of ancient tales about Kyiv. Yara’s Virlana Tkacz tells the story, while Julian Kytasty,  a master bandura player, shares Shtokalko’s recordings. Special guest: Marko R. Stech from Toronto.

program & press release

Folk dancer:

Vasile Avramenko

August, 2020

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

Shtokalko:

Ukrainian

Epic Songs

October, 2020

ZInoviy Shtokalko, a virtuoso bandura player, brought the Ukrainian epic song tradition to New York in the 1950s & 60s Yara’s Virlana Tkacz tells the story, while Julian Kytasty, a master bandura player, shares Shtokalko's recordings. 

Special guests: Andrij Hornjatkevyc from Edmonton and Dmytro Hubyak from Ukraine.  program & press release

Epic Poetry as Theatre:

"Er

Toshtuk" 

August, 2020

Yara Arts Group has created several theatre pieces based on Kyrgyz epics including: “Er Toshtuk” (2009). Director Virlana Tkacz talks with participants and shows video clips. Bi-lingual (Kyrgyz & English) virtual event.

Bandurist: Zinoviy Shtokalko

July, 2020

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

Shtokalko:

Instrumental

Music

September, 2020

ZInoviy Shtokalko, was a virtuoso bandura player in New York
in the 1950s & 60’s. Yara’s Virlana Tkacz tells the story, while
Julian Kytasty, a master bandura player, shares Shtokalko’s recordings.
Special guests: Dmytro Hubyak and his students from Ukraine.

program & press release

Poet:

Oleh Lysheha "Raven"

October, 2020

Yara Arts Group has created several theatre pieces based on poetry by Oleh Lysheha, including: “Raven” (2011). Director Virlana Tkacz talks with participants and shows video clips.

Poet:
Oleh Lysheha

"Swan"

June, 2020

Yara Arts Group 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

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Theatre

Music/Poetry

Puppets

Exhibitions

Books

Koliada

Festivals

Lectures

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Yara Arts Group

306 E 11th St #3B

New York, NY 10003 USA

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