Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Tryzub Dancers at the CPO - September 14, 2013

Collaborations of the finest artistic talents take the stage again in Calgary this September! The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has a sensational program of Gliere, Smetana, Prokofiev, Mussorgsky and of course a Hopak to salute the music and culture of Ukraine. And Calgary's Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Ensemble is exuberantly sharing the color, enthusiasm, and Canada's favorite dance form - the Ukranian Hopak! 

Hopak! A Ukrainian Spectacular is part of the Destination Series of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's offerings in fall of 2013. Put Saturday, Septmber 14, 2013 at 8 PM on the calendar!

It seems a lot of Canadians have enjoyed the traditional Hopak of Ukrainian dance ensembles across the prairies and beyond.  But did you know that recently there has been an upsurgence in recognition that the powerful Hopak contains remnants of an ancient Cossack martial art?  Powerful, contained in a public dance form, Tryzub's Hopak is a celebration of potential, kinetic energy and oh, so fun to watch!

Here you can enjoy an excerpt from a famous movie about Ukraine's Virsky Ukrainian Dance company, filmed in 1975 during Pavlo Virsky's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Car5tKzhFv0

To purchase tickets, call the CPO Box Office at 403-571-0849.
Online ticket sales will be available August 15, 2013.
To subscribe to the entire Destination Series call the CPO Box Office at 403.571.0849.
Saturday, September 14, 2013 – 8pm at Calgary's Jack Singer Concert Hall.

Conductor Edmond Agopian will lead Calgary's CPO with guest artists Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Ensemble in a beautiful program built on Glière's Overture on Slavonic Themes, Three Dances from Smetana's  The Bartered Bride, Excerpts from Prokofiev's Cinderella, the Hopak from Mussorgsky's Sorochinsky Fair, and Ukrainian Dances arranged by D. Seidle. 
 
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