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Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 22:00 in Lviv
excerpt Мій Дім-EV at Eastern Partnership Culture Congress, main stage at University



created by Yara and Crimean Tatar artists
July 17, 2015 in Kyiv press release | photos | video

Sept 9, 2015 presentation at Lviv Book Forum

Still the River Flows

"Still the River Flows: Winter Solstice and Christmas Rituals in a Carpathian Village by Virlana Tkacz with translations by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps Photography by Alexander Khantaev Project developed by Yara Arts Group.

AND time to start thinking about Koliada 2015
December 2 -- Wesleyan University, Middletown CT
December 5 & 6 -- The Ukrainian Museum in New York City
California? contact us
photos from Koliada 2014


VIA at Dzyga

Ukrainian Pavillion at Venice Biennale

Yara's translations are part of the Ukrainian Pavillion at the Venice Biennale

Translations of Serhiy Zhadan's poetry, bio and links

Yara's reading with Serhiy Zhadan at the Ukrainian Museum, photos



HOME EAST at the Ukrainian Institute

HOME EAST, architectural installation by Waldemart Klyuzko presented by Yara Arts Group, features the covering of the windows of the building of the Ukrainian Institute of America with red and white tape. More

HOME EAST Lit up at night May 9 to 11 from 9 - 11 PM photo

PHOTOS the process of installation

May 9 -11, 2015
Opening: Saturday, May 9 at 7 PM | opening night photos
The Ukrainian Institute of America 2 East 79th St Street New York (212) 288-8660

facebook event | video of audience reaction

workshop in ritual songs of Polissia Thursday April 23
Chornobyl Song Project - CD release concert at the Ukrainian Museum Saturday April 25 7 PM
Symposium on Staging the Ukrainian Avant-Garde at the Ukrainian Museum Sunday April 26 at 2 PM


Hitting Bedrock

Dream of Donetsk, Poetry of Serhiy Zhadan and the War in Ukraine
new theatre piece created by Yara Arts Group press release | photos | more photos | reviews | video
La MaMa 74A East 4th St, NYC tickets: (646) 430-5374,

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

Yara at 25: Looking Back/Moving Forward

Yara at 25

“Yara at 25: Looking Back/ Moving Forward”
Jan 24, 2015 - March 8, 2015 Ukrainian Museum, New York City
museum exhibit celebrating the 25th anniversary of Yara Arts Group
Olena Jennings about the exhibit

Yara perforamance at Ukrainian Museum photos
La MaMa's Coffeehouse Chronicles: Yara Arts Group video


Volodymyr Klyuzko: Kylyms

March 4 – 15, 2015, Wednesday – Sunday 1-7 PM
La MaMa Galleria presents art exhibit:
by Kyiv artist and Yara’s designer, Volodymyr Klyuzko who will show his  kaleidoscopic interpretations of nature in Ukraine, in which photographic images replace the actual threads used in making the carpets.
La MaMa Galleria 47 Great Jones St, NYC,  klyuzko-kylyms

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"



Winter Light

December 2014

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

Concert series "Koliada & Music from the Carpathians" photos from all 2014 events
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

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


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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