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The Svitanok Ensemble is performing on the main Canada Day stage on July 1! We're on at 6:30 p.m. in LeBreton Flats Park.
Find details on our performance - an on other free activities in Ottawa-Gatineau - in the Canadian Heritage Canada Day calendar of events.
The Svitanok Ensemble is performing at Ottawa Malanka on Saturday, January 11th. Join us in celebrating the Ukrainian New Year in Ottawa!
You'll also enjoy singing from the Kolizhanky choir and zabava music from the band "Nervy". Ticket, timing and contact information is on the poster below. Don't wait too late to get your tickets! :)
Celebrating 40 years of the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance! Join the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance and the Svitanok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble as they cherish their roots and look to the future. Experience a high-energy, vibrant dance concert with 102 performers of all ages in the cast. Spinning turns, male acrobatics, colour, emotion and a special guest artist. A whirlwind of a concert! Come and join in the celebration!
Tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday, May 23rd at 10 a.m. at the Centrepointe Theatre box office and at meridiancentrepointe.com.
The Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance was founded in 1979 and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. As a 40th anniversary project, the School has established a young, preparatory Ensemble called "Molodtsi!". This young Ensemble focuses on performance, performing opportunities and the joy of dance.
Molodtsi! will present its premiere performance (a program of 3 new dances) in the Ottawa community this coming Saturday, May 11th at Ottawa Springfest.
Tickets to Ottawa Springfest can be purchased from their website (link above). Please join us in wishing success to Molodtsi! on its debut performance. Break a leg!
Registration for the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance is now open! Fun and engaging Ukrainian dance classes for students of all ages and levels. Early bird discount until August 17th. Register now for our 40th anniversary season!
On January 13th, the Svitanok Ensemble will be performing in the National Arts Centre's newly-renovated lobby as part of the Family Adventures with the NAC Orchestra concert series. This series features pre- and post-concert activities, also known as “TUNETOWN” (or “DORÉMIVILLE” in French).
Catch our shows at 12:45 and 2:45pm! They are free and open to the public. In between, the NAC Orchestra and Enchantment Theatre Company perform The Firebird in Southam Hall.
August 24th is Ukraine's Independence Day, and this year, Svitanok will be celebrating at A Day in Ukraine! This event will display a fusion of ethnic and contemporary culture through a day-long exhibition. The Embassy of Ukraine in Canada / Посольство України в Канаді is presenting this culture-filled day at Landsowne Park as part of the Ottawa Welcomes the World 2017 programming.
The Svitanok Ensemble is performing in both the day and evening programs. We're thrilled to share the stage with other amazing artists from Canada and Ukraine. A Day in UA is sure to be a unique and incredible event!
Come see both the Svitanok Ensemble and OSUD classes perform at the third annual Capital Ukrainian Festival! We'll be on the main stage on all three festival days along with many other talented performers from Canada, the U.S., and Ukraine. See our performance times below. Celebrate Ukrainian culture in Canada's capital!
Friday, July 21:
On Canada Day, the Svitanok Ensemble will perform at the official opening of the Canadian History Hall at the Canadian Museum of History (photo). We're thrilled to celebrate Canada 150 and this groundbreaking exhibit with a commissioned piece and to represent the richness that Ukrainian Canadians have always contributed to Canada.
The Canadian History Hall tells the history of Canada and its people from the dawn of human habitation to the present. Through authentic artifacts and compelling stories, the Hall explores the events, personalities and historical currents that have shaped and continue to shape this country. (historyhall.ca)
The touch of a mother's hand, the protective embrace of a father, the comfort of sitting quietly next to someone you love...these moments are fleeting and often eclipsed by the distractions of our busy lives. These are the moments we will long for again after the passage of time. Let us be grateful for ordinary moments as they happen and recognize them as the extraordinary wonders of today.
Join us at Centrepointe Theatre on Saturday, June 3rd for our 2017 year-end concert - " The Wonder of Today ." Watch the hard work and dedication of all our School's students come to life onstage among dances performed by the Svitanok Ensemble. For tickets, visit the Centrepointe Theatre website.