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Shows Kurbas Center in Kyiv & Lviv Publishing Forum & Gogolfest -- Sept 2016
photos| tv coverage | reviews

Open rehearsals Kurbas Theatre Center in Kyiv -- March 2016
photos| radio | reactions

On Pavlo Tychyna and Serhiy Zhadan - bios & poetry translated into English

Serhiy Zhadan's tour with Yara in Canada & US April, 2016

Yara's Dark Night Bright Stars


Jeremy Tardy as Ira Aldridge, Maria Pleshkevich as Katya and Sean Eden as Taras Shevchenko in Yara's "Dark Night Bright Stars" at La MaMa June, 2016

Yara's Dark Night Bright Stars at La MaMa | press release | reviews
Photos from La MaMa shows by: Pavlo Terekhov | Waldemart Klyuzko | Lee Wexler

Taras Shevchenko bio & poems
Shevchenko's portrait of Ira Aldridge at Shevchenko Museum in Kyiv

"Yara Arts Group Productions Looks Beyond the Icons"
by Virlana Tkacz, on the making of Dark Night Bright Stars

video:song from Yara's Dark Night Bright Stars


Ira Aldridge & Taras Shevchenko Nov 2014:
Two Icons and Friends | review and photos

Ukraine spring 2014:
reviews and photos | Photo albums: Odesa | Lviv | Kyiv
more photos from Kyiv show

Serhiy Zhadan's tour with Yara in Canada & US in April

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Open rehearsal March 15 & 16 at 19:30 at Kurbas Theatre Center in Kyiv
photos| radio | reactions

Oksana Zabuzhko, Oksana Batiuk and Larysa Rusnak on working with Yara on poetry
March 19, 2016 photos
at the Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinem in Kyiv, Ukraine

Nina Matvienko on working with Yara March 5, 2016 photos
at the Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinem in Kyiv, Ukraine

Feb 25 - April 15, 2016 -- “Yara at 25: Looking Back/ Moving Forward”
museum exhibition
celebrating the 25th anniversary of Yara Arts Group
at the Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema in Kyiv, Ukraine
photos: opening | Hutsul Koliada in Theatre
video: UA-TV

виставка з 25 лютого до 15 квітня, 2016

Музей театрального, музичного та кіномистецтва України
відкриття | Гуцульська коляда в театрі
відео: UA-TV

Yara at 25

“Yara at 25: Looking Back/ Moving Forward”
museum exhibit celebrating the 25th anniversary of Yara Arts Group
Jan 24, 2015 - March 8, 2015 at The Ukrainian Museum, New York City
Olena Jennings about the exhibit
Yara perforamance at The Ukrainian Museum photos
La MaMa's Coffeehouse Chronicles: Yara Arts Group video

Continuing in this winter:

Media Lectures by Virlana Tkacz: "American Avant-Garde Theatre and Musicals"
every Wednesday 4:00-6:00 PM at the Les Kurbas Theatre Center in Kyiv more

Virlana talks about her work on Espreso TV
includes clips from Yara's "Scythian Stones," "Circle" and "Dark Night Bright Stars"




being created by Yara Arts Group, Serhiy Zhadan and Crimean Tatar artists

excerpts Jan 22, 2016 in Kyiv photos
excerpts Nov 8, 2015 in Kyiv photos excerpts Sept 18, 2015 in Kyiv photos
excerpts Sept 6, 2015 at Eastern Partnership Culture Congress in Lviv photos
act 1 July 17, 2015 in Kyiv press release | photos | video

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 night photos
The Ukrainian Institute of America 2 East 79th St Street New York
facebook event | video of audience reaction

press release | photos

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

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"


Koliada 2015

Dec 2 -- Wesleyan University, Middletown CT | photos
Dec 5 & 6 -- The Ukrainian Museum, New York City | photos
Dec 9 -- University of California Berkeley | photos
Dec 10 -- Silk Road House Media Talk in Berkeley | photos
Dec 11 -- St Dominic's in San Francisco | photos
Dec 12 -- Mountain View in Silicon Valley
Dec 13 -- Sacramento Valley

Season Greetings from San Frankivsk
Dec 17 -- "Move Your Axes!" at Ukrainian Sports Club + film "Living Fire"| San Frankivsk video
Dec 22 -- Opening of Family Show at La MaMa Galleria

photos from Koliada 2014 | photos from Koliada 2013
contact us to set up dates Dec 14 - 23

Koliada 15


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.


Winter Light

December 2014

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

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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