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Winter Light

coming in December 2014

Yara's new theatre piece Winter Light Dec 27 & 28 La MaMa ETC New York

Concert series "Koliada & Music from the Carpathians"
Dec 6 Ukrainian Museum, NYC photos | Dec 7 Whippany,NJ photos | Dec 9 UN
Dec 10 Shepko Farm, New Paltz | Dec 11 Bard College | Dec 12 Shumski Innski, Tivoli NY
Dec 13 Philadelphia | Dec 14 Washington DC | Dec 15 Ukrainian Embassy
Dec 20 Holiday Show on WFMU Radio | Dec 21 workshop in NY
Dec 23 La MaMa Family Exhibit at La Gallaria
- information on all 2014 Koliada events
photos of "Koliada & Music From the Carpathians" concerts

Video of Koliada concert in Toronto 2013
About the Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia
"In Search of the Hutsul Koliada of Kryvorivnia" by Virlana Tkacz
"Hutsul Koliada to a Young Man" English translation

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
review and photos

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
Museum of Moving Image
Rubin Museum | KinofestNYC | Princeton Film Festival

Watoku Ueno's Shadow Puppet Shows


YStill the River Flows

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