Aug 04, 2023
By Jeremy Logan
The National Ballet of Ukraine says an upcoming tour of Canada will celebrate “art and beauty over tyranny and destruction.”
According to prima ballerina Olga Golytsia, the company intends to showcase the spirit of Ukraine in a tour that will begin January 2024 in Quebec City.
The performers will be highlighting Ukrainian culture with traditional dance and will also incoporate excerpts of famous ballets such as “Don Quixote,” “Le Corsaire,” and “Giselle.”
Montreal producer Paul Dupont-Hebert has confirmed that the tour will include stops in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.
Tickets will go on sale mid-September for “Nadiya Ukraine.” Nadiya means hope in Ukrainian.
Before the Russian invasion in February 2022, the National Ballet of Ukraine staged 16 productions a month at Kyiv’s Taras Shevchenko National Opera House.