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to create original performance pieces that explore timely issues rooted in the East


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coming in December 2014
KOLIADA Winter Rituals in the Carpathians - information on all 2014 Koliada events

About the Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia
"In Search of the Hutsul Koliada of Kryvorivnia" by Virlana Tkacz
"Hutsul Koliada to a Young Man" English translation

Yara's Midwinter Night | photos from Toronto show in 2013

Coming February 20 - March 8, 2015 to La MaMa

In 1858 the Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko was set free after 10 years imprisonment. He met the great African American actor Ira Aldridge and drew his portrait.

Yara's "Dark Night Bright Stars"

Odesa, Lviv, & Kyiv April-May, 2014 press release in English -- in Ukrainian
reviews and photos

Photos from Dark Night Bright Stars in Odesa | Lviv | Kyiv
photos from Shevchenko Museum in Kyiv | more photos from Kyiv show

Ira Aldridge and Taras Shevchenko: Two Icons and Friends
introduction by Broadway star André De Shields
lecture by Bernth Lindfors, author of 4 volumes on Ira Aldridge
readings by Yara Arts Group, November 1, 2014 at The Ukrainian Museum NYC

Virlana's blog "War Makes a Play" on the making of Underground Dreams
on the New York Innovative Theatre Awards site

Yara's Underground Dreams at GogolFest Sept 14, 2014
Press release | Yara's photos| Izolyatsia's photos | press & photos


Yara's 'Underground Dreams'

Yara's workshopUnderground Dreams Oct 2013 in Donetsk photos | press
"Yara Crosses Borders: ... to Donetsk"

Capt. John Smith Goes to Ukraine

"Yara Crosses Borders: Capt. John Smith..."

press release
photos & reviews | more photos
video: "Mirabile Dicta"
Feb - March 2014 -- La MaMa

Fire Water Night

nominated for two NY Innovative Theatre Awards
as best musical and best original music

Fire Water Night - the forest sings

Yara's Fire Water Night reviews and photos
partciptants | press release | photos | more photos |even more photos
June, 2013 -- La MaMa

Andrea Odezynska's "Felt, Feelings and Dreams" trailer produced by Yara Arts Group
next at Museum of Moving Image in Astoria Sunday, August 4th at 2:00 PM
Rubin Museum | KinofestNYC | Princeton Film Festival

Watoku Ueno's Shadow Puppet Shows

photos - Our Work with Hutsul Traditional Music - Sept 2012 at Dzyga


YStill the River Flows

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