Syzokryli Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

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Founded in 1978, the "Syzokryli" dance ensemble is composed of young people who love the art of Ukrainian dance, students and young professinals ranging in age from the mid-teens to the late twenties who devote their spare time to studying and promoting Ukrainian culture and dance.

The ensemble's rich repertoire consists of regional folk dances as well as thematically stylized character and interpretive dances, drawing on the rich history of the Ukrainian dance form and influenced by classical ballet, modern dance and even jazz which the ensemble members study as part of their training regimen.

The "Syzokryli" have performed extensively over the years throughout the northeastern United States, having graced the stages of Alice Tully and Avery Fisher Halls at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City, the Academy of Music and Robin Hood Dell in Philadelphia, the Garden State Arts Center and Newark's Symphony Hall in New Jersey, and Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. In 1992, the ensemble concluded a highly successful and critically acclaimed tour of Ukraine, appearing in the opera houses of Ukraine's major cities, including Kyiv (formerly Kiev), Lviv, Kharkiv and Ivano-Frankivsk.


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