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Yara 25 opening

“Yara at 25: Looking Back/ Moving Forward”

Jan 24, 2015 - Saturday 7 PM
opening of museum exhibit
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Yara Arts Group
Ukrainian Museum, 222 E 6th St NYC (212) 228-0110

Jan 30, 2015 - Friday 7 PM
special live perforamance
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Yara Arts Group
Ukrainian Museum, 222 E 6th St NYC (212) 228-0110

Jan 31, 2015 - Saturday 3-5 PM
La MaMa presents:“Coffeehouse Chronicles: Yara Arts Group”
Yara is focus of event that is part artist portrait, part history lesson exploring the history of La MaMa from “Coffeehouse Theatre” of the 1960’s to today.
La MaMa 74A East 4th St, NYC,

February 20 - March 8, 2015
La MaMa & Yara present: "DARK NIGHT BRIGHT STARS"
new theatre piece created by Yara Arts Group.
In 1858 Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko was set free after 10 years imprisonment.
He met the great African American actor Ira Aldridge
and drew his portrait. Directed by Virlana Tkacz.
La MaMa 74A East 4th St, NYC (646) 430-5374,

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

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


Winter Light

December 2014

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

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

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"

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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