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EVENTS: POETRY, MUSIC & ART


YARA ARTS GROUP AT LVIV BOOK FORUM

Sept, 2013 -- Yara's new theatre piece at Dzyga

Sept 15, 2012 -- Yara - Transforming Ukrainian Poetry into TheatreVoskresinnia Theatre | more photos

Sept 11, 2012 -- Yara - Experimental Theatre and Old Time Music
Dzyga |more photos

Sept 17, 2011 -- Yara - Ukrainian Poetry: From Page to Stage
on festival | press & photos
participants & photos | more photos


Kateryna BabkinaYARA ARTS GROUP & KATERYNA BABKINA at:


KINOFESTNYC
April 7, 2013
Yara presents Video Poetry at KinofestNYC | list of videos

& BOWERY POETRY CLUB
April 13, 2013
Kateryna Babkina reads from her new book Mustard



Yara's Winter Festival of
New Arts, Music and Poetery
Ukrainian Institute of America
2 East 79th Street at Fifth Avenue
New York City

Jan 27, 2012 opening of art exhibit
with readings by writers, music & dance

Jan 28, 2012 music workshop with Alla Zahaykevych
                 performances by Yara actors, Ensemble Hilka, Alla Zahaykevych & friends
                       + party with Debutante Hour & food by Olesia Lew/Veselka Bowery

Jan 29, 2012 Music in the Wood, a shadow puppet show by Watoku Ueno for children 6-106

on festival | press & photos
participants & photos | more photos



MODERNISM IN KYIV:
Jubilant Experimentation
Edited by Irena R. Makaryk and Virlana Tkacz

Nov 16, 2010 -- Book Launch - Columbia University in New York
Nov 13, 2010 -- Conference - Shevchenko Scientific Society - USA in New York
Nov 12, 2010 -- Book Launch - Ukrainian Museum in New York
Oct 28, 2010 -- Presentation - Daniliw Seminar at University of Ottawa
Oct 16, 2010 -- Seminar - Shevchenko Scientific Society - Canada in Toronto
Oct 15, 2010 -- Book Launch - University of Toronto

on book

April 3, 2011
Whippany, NJ


Yara 20 Years of Theatre


EVENTS in NEW YORK
Celebrating Twenty Years of Dreams and Destinations
at Ukrainian Institute of America in New York, January 22-24, 2010
30 photos from 3 day festival
list of all performers and photos
press release
reviews and photos
Friday 8PM Exhibit opening: contemporary artists look at Yara shows
Poets reading poetry and dancers dancing on all three floors
of the Fifth Avenue mansion
Saturday 8PM Gala performaces of poetry and songs by Yara artists
the presentation of the Princess Olha Medal
and new culinary interpretations of Yara destinations
Sunday afternoon workshop in Japanese paper cutting with Shu Kubo

Yara Arts Group: Poetry into Theatre by Olena Jennings

"Supporting Women's Traditions Via Theatre" by Virlana Tkacz

KYIV
Modernism in Kyiv at Kurbas Theatre Center Kyiv, March 27, 2010
Announcement of book and Celebration of Yara 20 Years in Theatre








IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT:
A Bilingual Anthology of Ukrainian Literautre
Translated by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps
as Performed by Yara Arts Group


Nov 21, 2008 -- Book Signing - Ukrainian Museum in New York

Oct 4, 2008 -- Book Launch - Shevchenko Scientific Society in New York
June 25, 2008 -- Book Launch in Kyiv at the Les Kurbas Theatre Center
June 20, 2008 -- Book Launch Lviv at the Pototsky Palace

In a Different Light Festival of Translations, Interpretations & Revisions of Ukrainian Poetry
January, 2008 at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York




KOLIADA
Winter Rituals in the Carpathians

EVENTS in DECEMBER 2008

Koliada and Hutsul Music at Ukrainian Museum in New York, Dec 7, 2008

Winter Sun: New Art and Tradition
at Ukrainain Institute of America in New York December 19-21, 2008
see pictures and reviews from previous event
Friday Dec 19 8PM Exhibit opening: works of contemporary artists
Saturday Dec 20 8PM Gala concert, readings by poets and new culinary interpretations of ritual food
Saturday afternoon December 20 Seminar & Workshop in Hutsul music and winter songs

Still the River Flows a theatrical celebration featuring Nativity puppets,
Carpathian musicians and winter song singers from around the world
at La MaMa Experimental Theatre New York Dec 26-28, 2008

About the Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia

"In Search of the Hutsul Koliada of Kryvorivnia" by Virlana Tkacz


PAST EVENTS
Koliada: Photographs by Alexander Khantaev at Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY Dec 17, 2006 to Jan 5, 2007
Workshop in Winter Song Singing with Koliadnyky, Alexis Kochan and Julian Kytasty in New York Dec 16, 2006
Koliada on Fifth Avenue Art and Music Festival and pictures and reveiws Friday Dec 19 8PM Exhibit opening: works of contemporary artists
at Ukrainain Institute of America in New York December 15, 2006
Still the River Flows installation and concert Ukrainian League of Philadelphia, December 8-10, 2006
Koliadnyky in Concert at Ukrainian Museum in New York, Dec 3, 2006
Still the River Flows installation at Ukrainian Museum, reveiws and photographs December 11, 2005 - Febraury 6, 2006
Koliadnyky of Kryvorivnia in Concert at La MaMa Galleria March 16, 2005
Koliada: Winter Rituals photo exhibit and video installation at La MaMa Galleria January 15-23, 2005
Koliada: Twelve Dishes information on theatre piece, reviews and photographs at La MaMa ETC March 4-20, 2005
Koliada theatre workshop at Les Kurbas National Theatre Center, Kyiv, Ukraine December 4-5, 2004








KYRGYZSTAN: Celestial Mountians
Kyrgyz Epics, Traditional Music, Art and Photography

February - April, 2007
Feb 23 -- Epic Songs Across the Steppe at the Ukrainian Museum in New York
Feb 28 -- Sakhna Kyrgyz Epic Songs at Columbia University
Mar 10 to 11 -- Exhibit of Kyrgyz Traditional Art at La MaMa Club
Mar 17 -- Kyrgyz Traditional Music and Art at New York Public Library
Mar 28 -- Kyrgyz Epic Theatre at Columbia Univeristy - Theatre Division
Apr 3 to 6 -- Kyrgyzstan: Celestial Mountains a cluster of events in Saratoga Srpings, NY
-- including photo exhibit, concerts, talks and craft bazaar
Apr 13 -- Kyrgyz Epic Songs at Philadelphia Community College

see also:
Janyl for pictures and press on Yara's show based on Kyrgyz epic
Janyl at La MaMa for more information on show in New York March 2007
Janyl Myrza for pictures from work-in-porgress in Bishkek summer 2006
The Land of Janyl Myrza for pictures from research trip in Kyrgyzstan July 2006





YARA IS 15
A Celebration with Two Film Premieres and Poetry in Performance

at La MaMa Annex September 24, 2005
Press release and information
Press and photos from the event




YARA ARTS GROUP performs

InVerse:

Poetry in Performance

Yara actors perform Ukrainian poetry
in original and in translations
by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps
at Harvard, July 29, 2005 with film by Amy Grappell
in Hunter, July 23, 2005 with slides of Yara productions

in Dutchess Community College, Nov 22, 2005
as talk with slides by artistic director Virlana Tkacz
with performances by Yara Arts Group
of: 20th century Ukrainian poems,
7th century Japanese women’s poetry,
traditional Siberian epics,
and contemporary American verse.

at Soyuzivka July 6, 2003




POEMS FOR THE BOWERY
Serhiy Zhadan reads at the Bowery Poetry Club


while Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps read translations of his work
at Bowery Poetry Club, February 15, 2005

More on Zhadan, event & poems





A REVOLUTION IN ORANGE

photos by Alexander Khantaev
from the 17 day non-violent struggle for democracy in Ukraine

Ukrainian Museum
222 E 6th St, New York
from August 24, 2005

Humanities Gallery of The Cooper Union
East Village, New York
February 28-March 11, 2005





KUPALA IN THE GARDEN
Nights of ritual, song, art and anarchy

with Yara artists: Mariana Sadovska, Akiko Hiroshima, Allison Hiroto, Iryna Hrechko, Eleanor Lipat, Jun Kim, Lya Kotys, Roksolana Luchkan, Tchan Montmory, Piroshka, Odarka Polanska, John and Stan Rublowsky, Gloria San Antonio, Olga Shuhan, Anais Tekerian, Eunice Wong
Experimental Bandura Trio: Julian Kytasty, Mike Andrec and Jurij Fedynskyi with Natalia Honcharenko
Budmo: Valeryi Zhmud, Roman Galynsky, Mykhailo Gnatyuk,and Petro Gorganyuk
Svitanje: Kim Fechak, Sibelan Forrester, Yelena Forrester,Laura Howson, Mary Kalyna and Matalija Mijatovic
Kolo Project: Katja Kolcio and many others
assembled by Virlana Tkacz
June 22 & 29, 2002 at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden E 9th St & Ave C, NYC
plus Midsummer Night Song workshops June 15-16 at La MaMa
and a concert by Mariana Sadovska June 26 at the Club at La MaMa


More, plus pictures
one participant on Mariana's Workshops






YARA ARTS GROUP
performs excerpts from
A HUNDRED YEARS OF YOUTH:
A Bilingual Anthology of 20th Century Ukrainian Poetry

Yara actors perform poetry to celebrate the publication of this new award-winning book.
The book, edited by Olha Luchuk and Michael M. Naydan, features the work of
100 Ukrainian poets in English translations by forty-four translators,
including 30 translations by Yara's Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps
at the New York Public Library at Tompkins Square October 27, 2001

More plus pictures





KUPALA:
New Traditions for
Pagan Slavic Midsummer Night


A new look at old music and tradtions with Yara artists and friends,
the Experimental Bandura Trio, Budmo Musical Group and that Hutz guy.
La MaMa Galleria June 23, 2001
6th St Ave B Garden July 6, 2001

More plus pictures





MALANKA
contemporary artists, writers & performers react to the pagans

A weekend festival featuring: works by 18 visual artists inspired by ancient Ukrainian winter songs, special gala concert of winter songs, a reception with a food installation, a concert of new interpretations of ancient winter songs and readings of new poetry at the Ukrainian Institute of America, New York 1/2001

More plus pictures



GOGOL/HOHOL:
Contemporary Artists,Writers & Performers React to the Master


A weekend festival featuring: featuring works by 20 visual artists a festival of films based on his work, a concert of folk songs that inspired Gogol performed by Maryanna Sadovska, Tristra Newyear and Julian Kytasty, a performance by Yara actors of prose poems by Christine Turczyn inspired by Gogol, Eugene Hutz reading his own Gogolesque stories, Kolo Dance Project /Katja Kolcio performing a Gogol-inspired installation/movement piece and the reading of an original play inspired by Gogol's short story. Ukrainian Institute of America February 4-6, 2000
More plus pictures



HARVEST:
Ukrainian Folk Song Today.


A weekend festival featuring: "Sing With The Ancestors" a workshop in Ukrainian folk singing, "Ancient Song, New Voices" a concert by Alexis Kochan and Julian Kytasty and & song presentation by Maryana Sadovska, "New Music From Old Sources" contemporary bandura from Kyiv and New York with: Julian Kytasty, Roman Hrynkiw and the Experimental Bandura Trio at the Ukrainian Institute of America, New York 11/99





POETRY: INSTALLATIONS AND PERFORMANCES

19 visual artists create installations inspired by Ukrainian poems throughout three floors of a Fifth Avenue mansion, Yara actors perform Ukrainian poetry bilingually, poets read their new work Ukrainian Institute of America,
January 29-31, 1999
From Curator, Reviews & Participants




THE YEAR 2020 CONFERENCE

Shona Tucker, Cecilia Arana, Xenia Piaseckyj and Tom Lee

Yara Arts Group presented bilingual performancesof Ukrainian poetry
with music by Genji Ito & Julian Kytasty at The Year 2020 Conference
hosted by Ukrainian-American Professionals & Businesspersons Assoc.
Hanover, NJ October 10, 1998




A CELEBRATION OF THE POETRY
OF OLEH LYSHEHA


Poet Oleh Lysheha from Kyiv read his poetry
Yara actors read translations of his work in English
Mayana Galley, April 29, 1998
"A Celebration of the Poetry of Oleh Lysheha"
by Virlana Tkacz



WORLD OF POETRY
Bob Holman interviews Virlana Tkacz & Wanda Phipps
Yara Arts Group presented bilingual performances
of Ukrainian poetry with music at "The World of Poetry" Series
hosted by Bob Holman, producer of "United States of Poetry" on PBS
at Tribeca's Biblios Cafe, December 2, 1997

TEN YEARS OF POETRY FROM THE YARA THEATRE WORKSHOP AT HARVARD

an evening of poetry and music featuring Yara actors, Harvard students and bandurist Julian Kytasty
to launch Yara's hand-made volume of contemporary Ukrainian poetry in award-winning translations by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps
Ukrainian Institute of America, November 23, 1997
About the Book

HOT HOUSE

featuring bilingual performaces of Ukrainian poetry
trilingual performances of seven Japanese poems
and the presentation of the 1997 Poetry Award
from the Global Commitment Foundation
to poet Oksana Zabuzhko from Kyiv
Ukrainian Institute of America May 16, 1997


IN VERSE

a retrospective of poetry and songs in Yara's productions
The Washington Group's Leadership Conference, October 13, 1996

SPINNING SPELLS

Performers of Spinning Spells in Hunter, NY
Zabryna Guevara, Olga Shuhan, Wanda Phipps, Shona Tucker, Andrew Pang
an evening of contemporary poetry written by women in Ukraine
Soyuzivka in Kerhokson, NY, August 10, 1996
The Music and Art Center of Greene Country, Hunter, NY, July 20, 1996
Harvard Theatre Workshop, July 13, 1996
Ukrainian Institute of America, March 18, 1995
Poetry Project at St Mark's, November 28, 1994

SILVER THREADS

Curators and performers of Silver Threads
Nadia Maryniak, Daria Dorosh, Virlana Tkacz, Richarda Abrams
an evening of poetry from the 1920s & 1990s
Ukrainian Institute of America, November 6, 1993
La Mama Galleria, April 25, 1993 -- LINK

YARA ART EVENT

art and poetry from the 1990s
Ukrainian Institue of America, May 9, 1992

FIVE YEARS AFTER:

an evening of poetry and music commemorating Chornobyl
created by Arts Club Theatre, GOH Productions and Yara Arts Group
with artists representing Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Ukraine
Ukrainian Institute of America, April 26, 1991

YARA CELEBRATION

an evening of poetry by Pavlo Tychyna
Ukrainian Institute of America May 20, 1990

also poetry readings at:

Columbia University, October 23, 1996
Shevchenko Scientific Society, November 27, 1994
Poetry Society of America, October 15, 1992

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