Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

Image courtesy of Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble.

Promoting cultural exchanges between Ukrainians and the global community, Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble seeks to represent the country’s culture through dance. In 2009, with support through the Center, Voloshky presented Steppes, a production danced entirely to live music by master violinist Vasyl Popadiuk and his band Papa Duke. Ukraine’s ambassador to the United States, Dr. Oleh Shamshur, attended the production and remarked, “We regard this joint performance to be an outstanding example of cultural diplomacy as well as entertainment.” In 2011, the Center-funded Carnival, a collaboration with choreographer Mark Morris and the Virsky Dance Ensemble from Ukraine. Through its multiple Project Grants, the Center has assisted Voloshky in becoming recognized as an important steward of Ukranian dance.

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