Upcoming Performances and Events
Come and see us!
Presenting the Svitanok Society's 2018 year-end concert: Around the Corner / Au coin de la rue / Незвичайне поруч
Featuring the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance with guest performances by the Svitanok Ensemble and other surprise artists!
...discovery awaits, unexpected - unusual - new ways
be surprised! be astonished! opportunity lies
just around the corner; have fun and embrace the change...
Presenting "Подорож! Journey with OSUD!" Workshop #2 - BODY & MIND
The second exciting workshop in OSUD's new "Podorozh" adult workshop series focuses on health and wellness and will include:
Register early to avoid disappointment; space is limited!
Come join the Svitanok Ensemble at its open rehearsal! Watch and get a feel of what it's really like in the studio - get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into all that goes into practicing and preparing for performance. Warm-ups, technique, tricks, solos, character, and choreography!
Afterwards, stay for refreshments and entertainment at our Donor Reception where the Svitanok Society recognizes and shows its great appreciation for all of its donors. Our donors provide us with huge support and allow us to continue to share our passion for Ukrainian dance.
Open Rehearsal: Free of charge and open to all!
Donor Reception: Free for donors; $10 for non-donors (price includes 2 drink tickets)
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.
Everyone is welcome at the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance's annual Winter Celebration! The program will highlight each OSUD class in a brief dance excerpt and present the Svitanok Ensemble in rehearsal and performance. Admission by donation. Celebrate the season with OSUD!
The Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance is excited to present a new workshop series: Подорож! Journey with OSUD! This series will explore various themes connected to Ukrainian dance, culture and connection.
First up - prepare for the next zabava! Learn and improve your polka and waltz moves, Ukrainian-style, with Dmytro Startsev, 3-time Ukrainian national ballroom champion from Kharkiv, Ukraine. Learn about polka and waltz music with Larisa Lysenko, pianist, accordionist and music educator born in Kremenchuk, Ukraine. No experience needed - all welcome!
Registration Day for 2017-2018 Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance classes is Sunday, September 10th from 1-3 pm at The School of Dance. You may also register online or by mail - visit the OSUD registration page of our website for details.
We're looking forward to the start of another great season!
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)