In the Spirit of Kyiv: A Symposium on Ukrainian Dance & Culture with Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble

On March 31, 2016, the Price Institute, in partnership with the Rutgers-NJIT Theater Program, presents Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble on both the Rutgers University-Newark and NJIT campuses.

The symposium begins with an Ukrainian Dance Workshop at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, 3rd floor Dance Studio from noon to 1 p.m. open to Rutgers students and the general public.

In the evening, Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble presents a concert, 7:30 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theater, in Kupfrian Hall, NJIT campus. The one-hour program will begin with a pre-concert lecture by Voloshky’s artistic director, Taras Lewyckyj on Ukrainian dance and culture, and the ways in which recent political unrest has impacted their cultural survival.

Dances from the many regions of Ukraine will be featured during the concert, including ones representing the Eastern Carpathian Mountains ("The Lark"), Ukrainian Kuban Cossacks ("Broken Promises"), Bukovinia ("Village Dance"), and the spectacular Hopak, the quintessential Ukrainian art form.

All events are free and open to the public.  First come-first seated for the performance; no tickets/reservations necessary. 

NJIT Map & Parking:  (Kupfrian Hall is #19 on the map/ Parking Deck #1)

Based in the Philadelphia area, Voloshky portrays the rich culture of the Ukrainian people through dance, combining superb technique and presentation with the national character of Ukraine. Founded in 1972, the Company fosters and promotes cultural exchanges between Ukrainians and the global community through the art of dance. Voloshky’s unique blend of styles has positioned the company as a leading cultural ambassador, simultaneously representing Ukrainian culture along with the rich dynamic pluralism of the United States.

In the Spirit of Kyiv: A Symposium on Ukrainian Dance & Culture with Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble is presented by the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University-Newark in partnership with the Rutgers-NJIT Theater Program, and co-sponsored by the Office of Student Life at RU-Newark. The Symposium is supported in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs; and by the Cultural Arts Programming Fund atRutgers University-Newark.