Check out some cool photos and full concert video from a big Ukrainian show on Saturday evening, June 25th, 2022 at the Untermyer Park in Yonkers, New York. Many thanks to Nadiya Lemega for bringing her amazing dancers of Kalina dance ensemble and Nadiya dance school. All dancers young and adult alike were doing such a great show on a hot summer night in the open air full of annoying mosquitos. Huge special thanks to singer Oleg Kolomyiets for his superb presentation. The show titled Salute to Ukraine was sponsored by Untermyer Performing Arts Council. The program of performance consisted of traditional Ukrainian singing, dancing and music. Exact address of the venue: Untermyer Park and Gardens, 945 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701. Website of the organization: www.untermyerperformingarts.org.
October 2, 2022. Medieval Festival at the Fort Tryon Park, Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York
The Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park was back after a 2-year hiatus. On Sunday, October 2, 2022 Washington Heights' Fort Tryon Park was transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers and guests were dressed in medieval costumes. Visitors were greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The festival included thrilling jousts between four knights on horseback. This free for public event was produced by NYC Parks and the Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation with support from the Fort Tryon Park Trust. Cast of the company included twelve dancers, musicians and singers. Exact address of the venue: Fort Tryon Park, Riverside, Dr To Broadway, New York, NY 10040.
September 24th, 2022. Wedding at the Duportail House in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania
On Saturday, September 24th, 2022 six dancers "crashed" Ukrainian wedding with their surprise appearance. 30 min show included national Ukrainian dance Hopak, Kolomyika dance, Pidmanula. In the end of the show dancers invited all guests to try Ukrainian folk dancing. During couple's first dance one of the dancers dressed into traditional Ukrainian outfit interrupted the wedding by showing up in the middle of the dance floor looking for "Mykola Cybyk" and his 80th Jubilee party. When he realizes that it's a wrong event he "suddenly" "recognized" one of the guests: - "Hey, John, how's your new Honda? What are you doing here?!" After he "got the information that it is a wedding" he congratulated the Groom and Bride on their good choice and invited other dancers to come out and do the performance: "Come here, boys and girls, we are going to perform here! It's a bunch of good people, and beautiful couple Bride and Groom". After the show dancers took photos with the Newlyweds and their guests. Dancers showed up on the location fully dressed and brought their own powerful wireless speaker. Exact address of the venue: Duportail House - Chesterbrook, 297 Adams Dr, Chesterbrook, PA 19087.
August 4, 2022. Dancers "crashing" wedding in Avalon, New Jersey
On Thursday, August 4th, 2022 around 9:30pm six dancers "crashed" a wedding reception at the Icona Avalon, 7849 Dune Drive, Avalon, New Jersey 08202. "Surprise" performance for guests and family included Hopak, Pidmanula, Kolomiyka and round dance with all guests at the party. In the beginning two dancers showed up to the grand Ball Room of the Icona Avalon dressed into traditional Ukrainian outfits. They stopped all activities asking everyone (in Ukrainian and English) for directions to Mykola Tarasovich Shevchenko's 50th Wedding Anniversary. After a few moments of confusion dancers “recognized” Bride and Groom, congratulated them, and invite the rest of the dance company to the stage by telling them in Ukrainian and English that "This is good people's wedding and we will need to dance for them". In the end of the choreographed performance dancers asked all guests if they want to try a few Ukrainian dance moves themselves. Everyone were invited to the dance floor.
July 21, 2022. Bare Feet Downtown Brooklyn concert series, Plaza at 300 Ashland, Brooklyn, New York
On Thursday, July 21st, 2022 from 6:30pm-8:30pm dancers, musicians, and singers performed two hours program during "Bare Feet Downtown Brooklyn" concert series at the Plaza at 300 Ashland (right by BAM in Brooklyn). Local CBS News reporter Hannah Kliger was covering this event. Cast of performers: musician/singer Sergey Pobedinskiy, singer Ludmila Fesenko, dancer Maija Rutkovsky, dancer Olga Yeliseeva, dancer Arsentii Oskin, singer/musician Mikhail Smirnov, musician Elina Karokhina, dancer Alisa Egorova, dancer Vladimir Nikitin, dancer Sergey Tsyganok.
On Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 6pm program "Boogie Woogie" started at the Staten Island Children’s Museum located in Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. Exact address: off, 1000 Richmond Terrace Building M Enter via the Fillmore St. Gate, Tysen St, 10301. Program performed by dancer Alisa Egorova, musician and singer Zhenya Rock and dancer Nataly Rock run for about 50 minutes to an hour with the dance workshop and questions and answers in the end.
June 29, 2022. Gorton High School, Yonkers, New York
On Wednesday, June 29, 2022 singers, musicians and dancers of the company provided 30 min show during international festival at the Gorton High School in Yonkers, New York. Cast of performers: musician Leonid Bruk, dancer Maija Rutkovsky, dancer Arsentii Oskin, singer Vera Bergman, musician Mikhail Smirnov, musician Elina Karokhina, dancer Alisa Egorova, dancer Alexey Klyuchnikov, dancer Maria Klyuchnikova.
June 26, 2022. The Seaside Park Community Arts Center, Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, New York
On Sunday, June 26th, 2022 singers, musicians and dancers provided 30 minutes show at the The Seaside Park Community Arts Center located on Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York. Exact address of the venue: Amphitheater At Coney Island Boardwalk 3052 West 21 Street Brooklyn NY 11224. The event was titled the "Cultural Celebration in Coney Island".
On Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 dancers Alisa and Arsentii performed during Ukraine Happy Hour Fundraiser in SoHo Neighborhood in New York City. The event took place at the SoHo Works, 875 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014, www.sohoworks.com. Dancers provided short performance, traditional dance workshop, and posed for photos. There was no stage at the venue.
On Saturday, June 18, 2022 musicians and dancers of the company provided 60 min show during "Immigration Now" event at The College Point Cultural Center and Museum at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Road, College Point, Queens New York 11356. The program was titled "Tribute to Ukraine" - Dance and music from Eastern Europe. As per client's request dancers included audience participation at the end.
June 18, 2022. UNE 18TH NYC Multicultural Festival in Harlem
On Saturday, June 18th, 2022 two members of the company performed during the largest cultural diversity event in New York City - UNE 18TH NYC Multicultural Festival Harlem New York City. Mikhail and Elina performance started at 4:15pm on Stage I located on St. Nicholas Avenue near 141st Street. Sat, June 18, 2022 Nicholas Ave & 141st Street. Cast: singer, garmoshka and guitar player Mikhail Smirnov, balalaika player Elina Karokhina.
June 18, 2022. IndoRican Multicultural Dance Project
Virtual performance during Under One Sky Dance Festival (via Zoom) presented by IndoRican Multicultural Dance Project on Saturday, June 18, 2022, 2pm. Please follow our Facebook and Instagram for updates.
June 16, 2022. Abe Lebewohl Park Summer Concert Series in New York City
Musicians and dancers provided one hour show during Abe Lebewohl Park Summer Concert Series on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in New York City. Performance took place in front of St. Mark’s Church (corner of 10th St and 2nd Ave) in East Village neighborhood in Manhattan. Cast: dancer Alisa Egorova, singer and guitar player Sergey Pobedinskiy, balalaika player Elina Karokhina, singer Lyudmila Fesenko.
June 5, 2022. Astoria’s Multicultural Celebration Festival Dutch Kills Playground Long Island City, Queens, New York
Musicians and dancers provided exiting show during International Festival in Astoria, Queens on Saturday, June 5th, 2022. Exact address: Dutch Kills Playground 36th Avenue & Crescent Street, Long Island City, NY 11106. Performance started at 4pm. Cast: dancer Vladimir Nikitin, dancer Alisa Egorova, singer and accordion player Mikhail Smirnov, musician Elina Karokhina, dancer Masha Klyuchnikova, dancer Valentina Kvasova, dancer Arsentiy Oskin, dancer Konstantin Tulinov.
June 3rd, 2022. Multicultural Festival at the Kings Highway Academy (Public School 197) in Brooklyn, NY
Dancers and musicians performed several shows during multicultural festival at the Public School 197 in Brooklyn on Friday, June 3rd, 2022. Event took place at The Kings Highway Academy located at 1599 East 22nd Street, Brooklyn, New York 11210. Cast: dancer Vladimir Nikitin, dancer Alisa Egorova, dancer Masha Klyuchnikova, dancer Olga Yeliseeva, dancer Arsentiy Oskin, dancer Sergey Tsyganok, dancer Veronika Gunko, musician Leonid Bruk, musician Elina Karokhina.
May 8, 2022. Free public performance at the East Brunswick Public Library, East Brunswick, New Jersey
Sunday, May 8, 2022, 2:00pm. 90 min performance at the East Brunswick Public Library, 2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick NJ 08816. Cast: singer Ludmila Fesenko, singer/musician Sergey Pobedinski, dancer Olga Chpitalnaia, dancer Vladimir Nikitin, dancer Alisa Egorova, musician Elina Karokhina.
April 23, 2022. Velykden Fundraiser in New York City
Musicians and dancers provided entertainment during The Velykden Fundraiser in New York City on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Showtime started at 2pm. Cast: dancer Alisa Egorova, singer Oleg Kolomyits, musician Igal Balaban, dancer Sergiy Tsiganok, musician Elina Karokhina.
April 14th, 2022, Festival of Nations at the Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Dancers and musicians of Ukrainian Dancers USA team provided one hour performance of Ukrainian traditional and popular dancing and music during International Festival Of All Nations at the Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday, April 14th, 2022 from 10am to 1:30pm. Exact address of the venue: Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406. Dancers and musicians explained to the students about Ukraine and its culture and provided Ukrainian folk dance workshop in the end of the formal performance.
April 14th, 2022, International Festival at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey
Dancers and singers Alexander Rudoy, Vladimir Nikitin, Nika Hunko, Olga Chpitalnaia, Valentina Kvasova performed Ukrainian folk dances and songs during Multicultural International Festival on Thursday, April 14th, 2022 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) CTR Campus Center Atrium, 150 Bleeker Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102. The title of performance was "Ukrainian Dancers USA – Tribute To Ukraine".
April 13th, 2022, Public performances at the Northeast State Community College, Blountville, Tennessee
Two separate performances during Fun Around the World international event at the Northeast State Community College in Blountville, Tennessee on Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 (12pm and 7pm). The company of four performers presented program of Ukrainian dancing and music during. Both performances took place in the same location - the Auditorium on the Blountville Campus (2nd Floor Student Services Building). During both programs the auditorium was packed with students and adults. Students participated in Ukrainian dance workshop in the the end of both performances.
April 9th, 2022, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk Historic District, Connecticut
One hour show titled "CELEBRATING UKRAINE" of traditional Ukrainian dancing and music was presented by Ukrainian Dancers USA (www.cossack.us) and Nadiya Ukrainian Dancers of New Jersey. The show took place at a beautiful Great Hall with wooden floors and a cathedral ceiling of the Norfolk Library located at 9 Greenwoods Rd E., Norfolk Historic District, CT 06058. Twelwe dancers performed the show.
April 6th, 2022, International Festival at the Clarion University in Clarion, Pennsylvania
3 dancers and 1 musician performed one hour show on the campus of the Clarion University in Clarion, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 during Celebration of Nations Cultural Night 2022 event. Exact address of the venue: Clarion University, 840 Wood Street, Clarion, PA 16214.
March 3, 2022. World Gala in Naples, Florida (Club at Mediterra)
Six dancers and two musicians of the company performed one hour concert on Thursday, March 3, 2022 during World Piece Gala in Naples, Florida at the Club at Mediterra. Performance was dedicated to the World Piece.