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Yara Arts Group and the Ukrainian Institute of America present:


A Festival of Ukrainian Poetry: Translations, Interpretations and Revisions
Friday and Saturday, January 18-19, 2008
Ukrainian Institute of America
2 East 79th Street (at Fifth Avenue), New York

Friday, January 18
Art exhibit curated by Svitlana Matviyenko and Virlana Tkacz
Production coordinator Anatoli Leshchenko
English translations by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps

first floor
WE BELONG IN THE DARKNESS by Neda Nezhdana, 1996, interpreted by Annette S. FRIEDMAN

A PORTRAIT: K. M. HRUSHEVSKA IN HER YOUTH by Oksana Zabuzhko, 1990 interpreted by Margaret MORTON with Christhian Diaz

second floor
WHEAT ROT by Pavlo Tychyna, 1920 interpreted by Kateryna NEMYRA
CAGE-BALCONY-FROST-DREAM by Mykola Vorobyov, 1994 interpreted by Petro HRYCYK
HOLD A CANDLE, traditional song interpreted by Peter IHNAT
TERROR by Pavlo Tychyna, 1920 interpreted by Olena KARASYUK
AN IRONIC NOCTURNE by Oksana Zabuzhko, 1990 interpreted by Anya FARION
COME SEE ME TOMORROW by Yurko Pozayak, 1991 interpreted by Marko SHUHAN
INDIA INK by Ludmyla Taran, 1994 interpreted by Ilona SOCHYNSKY
BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN, traditional winter song interpreted by Sofika ZIELYK with Maria Vlasova
LETTER FROM THE SUMMER HOUSE by Oksana Zabuzhko, 1992 interpreted by Mariya TARASSISHINA
ALCOHOL by Serhiy Zhadan, 2002 interpreted by Markian LOZOWCHUK
FLYING SOUTH THROUGH THE NIGHT by Attila Mohylny, 1993 interpreted by Andrea ODEZYNSKA and Peter IHNAT
RUN by Oksana Batiuk, 1993 interpreted by Olga MARYSCHUK

third floor
OCEANS by Serhiy Zhadan, 2004 interpreted by Svitlana MATVIYENKO
HER NAME by Vasyl Holoborodko, 1988 interpreted by Oksana PROKOPENKO
THE PENDULUM’S TIRED by Volodymyr Svidzinsky, 1932 interpreted by Roman HRAB
THE STARS by Mykola Miroshnychenko, 1989 interpreted by Kit KOROLIUK and workshop
FLYING SOUTH THROUGH THE NIGHT by Attila Mohylny, 1993 interpreted by Marybeth WARD with Irina Viscun

Christine Turczyn reads Christine Turczyn
Odarka Polanskyj Stockert plays harp, Redentor Jimenez plays guitar as Shigeko Suga dances Attila Mohylny’s “Flying South through the Night.”
William Electric Black reads rock-n-roll lyrics by the Beatles and the Stones
Bob Holman performs “The Captives Lament,” an epic song (duma) with Julian Kytasty on bandura
Vincent Katz reads Vincent Katz
Oksana Lutsyshyna reads Oksana Lutsyshyna as Halya Remez plays violin
Candece Tarpley reads Candece Tarpley
Olena Jennings reads Olena Jennings and Tamara Hanenko reads Tamara Hanenko
Maria Sonevytsky plays accordion as Katya Vasilaky dances Victor Neborak’s “Subjective Point of View.”

Wanda Phipps reads Wanda Phipps as Joel Schlemowitz portrays her work in film
Natalia Honcharenko and Krystia Nora sing Roman Hurko's composition "Semiramis" based on fragments from Pavlo Tychyna
Kristina Lucenko reads Kristina Lucenko
Julian Kytasty, Mike Andrec, Natalia Honcharenko, Krystia Nora and Roman Hurko perform Ihor Rymaruk’s “Glassolalia.”
Vasyl Makhno reads Vasyl Makhno
Julian Kytasty, Mike Andrec, Natalia Honcharenko and Halyna Remez perform Attila Mohylny’s “Flying South through the Night”
Askold Melnyczuk reads Askold Melnyczuk
Yara actors perform Ukrainian poetry as translated by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps:
fragments from “Honey” by Serhiy Zhadan, 2005 with Allison Hiroto Susan Hyon, Olga Shuhan and Vira Slywotzky
“Po hori hori” traditional winter song, arranged by Mariana Sadovska with Allison Hiroto and Vira Slywotzky
“Noncommercial Film” by Serhiy Zhadan, 2002 with Tom Lee and Susan Hyon
“Alcohol” by Serhiy Zhadan, 2002 with Susan Hyon and Taras Berezowsky
“An Indication of Poetry” by Oksana Zabuzhko, 1990 with Allison Hiroto, Susan Hyon and Olga Shuhan
Mariana Sadovska performs Ukrainian ritual songs with Marina Celander reading Pavlo Tychyna’s “War,” “Dawn,” “Rhythm” and “Wheat Rot,” 1920
Food Artist Olesia Lew interprets contemporary Ukrainian poems

For more pictures and reviews : In a Different Light

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