Posted on November 17, 2014 by Christopher Thrall

Experience this performance by Canada’s only professional Ukrainian dance company on Sunday, Nov 23.

The University of Alberta’s Festival of Ideas presents:

HopakShumka1192-e1407981863142SHUMKA Ukrainian Dancers

Experience the power and exuberance of this performance by Canada’s only professional Ukrainian dance company.

In “Pathways to Hopak,” the internationally acclaimed Shumka dancers take the audience on an emotional journey through life’s universal cycle of birth, youthful playfulness and the search for love, the tragedy of conflict and the desire to wash clean our battlefields—and, ultimately, the opportunity to begin the cycle again.

“Pathways to Hopak” performance explores the twists and turns of life that lead us to this moment of celebration. This emotional journey guides the audiences through life’s universal cycle of birth; youthful playfulness and the search for love; the tragedy of conflict and the desire to wash clean our battlefields and, ultimately, the opportunity to begin the cycle again.

This event is part of The University of Alberta’s Festival of Ideas. The festival is built on a tradition of forging interconnections between science and the arts, the university and the broader communities. It is dedicated to building public dialogue and discussion about who we are in all our diversity and how we may best address the challenges we all face.

This years speakers include critically acclaimed authors Colm Toibin and Joyce Carol Oates, illustrator Art Spiegelman and other thought-provoking academic minds that will be sure to inspire.

7pm Sunday, November 23
Performing Arts Centre

Tickets $39 ($30 Students/Seniors)

You can buy tickets through the Performing Arts Centre Box Office at 780-608-2922 – or online here.

Find out more about the rest of the Festival of Ideas in Edmonton!


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