Events

Virtual events, 2021
 
April021-Jazz.jpg

Zhadan & Friends 2021

JAZZ

April, 2021

Zhadan reads from new poems from  “Psalm to Aviation” (forthcoming May, 2021). Bob Holman and Yara actors read English translations by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps, while jazz pianists Anthony Coleman and Fima Chupakhin play.

program & press release

March 2021_07c.jpg

Fire Water Night 2013

March, 2021

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

Epics-poster-Shtokalko-Instrumental__02-

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

Avramenko-poster.jpg

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

April021_prose.jpg

Zhadan & Friends 2021

PROSE

April, 2021

Celebrating the publication of Zhadan’s novel "The Orphanage" by Yale Press in English. Zhadan and Isaac Wheeler read selections. Julian Kytasty plays bandura to images by Evgeniy  Maloletka and Waldemart Klyuzko. Maria Genkin moderates and interviews the author.

program & press release

1994 Forest Song poster.jpg

Yara's Forest Song 1994

February, 2021

Director Virlana Tkacz shows photographs and video from “Yara’s Forest Song” in Lviv and at La MaMa in New York in 1994. She also talks to the actors from Yara and the Les Kurbas Theatre in Lviv who worked on the bilingual production.

program & press release

Epics-poster-Shtokalko-Tales___001-corr.

Shtokalko:

Singer

of Tales

September, 2020

ZInoviy Shtokalko, a virtuoso bandura player in New York in the 1950 & 60s,
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

Epics-poster-Shtokalko-Modernist_04-2.jp

Shtokalko: Epic 

Modenist

October, 2020

A virtuoso bandura player in New York, he wrote poetry and played experimental music in 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

April021_poetry_edited.jpg

Zhadan & Friends 2021

POETRY

April, 2021

Serhiy Zhadan reads from his new book “Psalm to Aviation” (forthcoming in May 2021), while American poets Dzvinia Orlowsky, Askold Melnyczuk, Wanda Phipps, Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler and Olena Jennings react to his poems. Susan Hwang responds with a song.

program & press release

Forest Song poster.jpg

Yara's Forest Song 1993

February, 2021

How Lesia Ukrainka’s play transformed into "Yaras' Forest Song" with Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps on their translation. Designer Watoku Ueno, choreographer Shigeko Suga, actress Shona Tucker, actress, literary mangers Jude Domski, Kateryna Slipchenko, and Oksana Batiuk talk about their work.

program & press release

Epics-poster-Shtokalko-Epics_____03.jpg

Shtokalko:

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

Lysheha swan 3.jpg

Poet:
Oleh Lysheha

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

Why We're Great >

Share the amazing things customers are saying about your business. Double click, or click Edit Text to make it yours.

Yara Events:
Yara Events:

Exhibitions      Festivals      Music/Poetry      Books      Lectures      Puppets      Koliada