Monday, 3 December 2012

MALANKA in the Mountains 2013

Ukrainians in Alberta really enjoy the MALANKA season - an endless supply of winter really means that we need an endless supply of Ukrainian New Years' Celebrations.  For 16 years running, Vohon Dance Ensemble has entertained at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge MALANKA in the Mountains, and this year it is planned exactly perfectly - January 11-13, 2013!  

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Not sure which Ukrainian folk tales will weave their way through this special weekend away, but while it is typical these days to enjoy a concert of Ukrainian dance, this event is complete with social folk dancing - something I absolutely adore. 

Ukrainian cooking, wheat weaving, bread making, crafts activities and demonstrations, and a special visit by St. Nicholas - the Wonderworker - the weekend will be a super-Uke weekend for families of all ages to remember.  Canadian and Ukrainian holiday traditions like caroling, skating, eating, drinking and dancing, with activities, crafts, and demonstrations, such as Ukrainian cooking, wheat weaving, Ukrainian dancing, social folk dancing, and bread baking make for a full and stimulating weekend. 

This MALANKA is the "folk tales" event of the season.  An amazing gala dinner and dance including Millennia band and Tyt i Tam band is just the start.  Vohon Ukrainian Dance Ensemble will perform excerpts from their 25 anniversary artistic endeavour, KOLEKTSIYA featuring a collection of folk tales and folk characters including Baba Yaga, under the direction of Trish Kushniruk and Garrett Nestorowich.  Calgarians should note that Vohon is not planning to perform in our fair city this season, so MALANKA in the Mountains may be your only chance to catch this entertaining show!

The planners of this package of events can be reached for bookings at 1-780-852-3301 or 1-866-540-4454 to ask for the Jasper Park Lodge Malanka event.

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