Upcoming Performances and Events
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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!
Sunday, December 16th is the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance's annual Winter Celebration! All OSUD students will gather from 2 to 3:45 p.m. at The School of Dance to participate in our holiday tradition. Parents, family and friends are invited to join OSUD students in the studio for brief, spotlight, class performances and dances by Ottawa's own Svitanok Dance Ensemble. This year's Winter Celebration will also mark the debut performance of OSUD's new School ensemble, Molodtsi! The general public is welcome with admission by donation.
Join us to celebrate a successful first term with the Ottawa School of Ukrainian Dance!
The Svitanok Ensemble is excited to perform at the National Arts Centre on December 8th and 9th with the NAC Orchestra in "Holiday Traditions Around the World!" Both shows will take place on the Southam Hall stage at 2:30pm.
Please access the NAC webpage for tickets and more information.
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...
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!
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)