Virsky National Dance Company of Ukraine: 2010 Canadian Tour

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Virsky National Dance Company of Ukraine: 2010 Canadian Tour

“Astonishing!” – The New York Times.

Boen Arts is pleased to announce Virsky National Dance Company of Ukraine’s 2010 Canadian Tour. The tour will commence on October 7, 2010 in Vancouver and will continue to travel throughout British Columbia,Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, and Ontario with two shows in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 22ndand 23rd.

The renowned professional dance ensemble under the name of Pavlo Virsky is famous for its bright colors, the unity of content and form, and the vivid embodiment of its stage concept. This magnificent artistic group embraces the beauty of its native Ukraine, the wisdom of its people, and the folk tradition of humour and optimism. Each and every performance is romantic, elevated, and passionate. The ensemble’s diverse concert programs have been warmly received by audiences in over sixty countries including Mexico, the United States, Cuba, Venezuela, Vietnam, India, China, Brazil, and Korea.

Virsky started in 1937 by two well known Ukrainian ballet masters, Pavlo Virsky and Mykola Bolotov. From 1955 to 1975 the group was lead by Virsky whose exciting choreography has amazed the dance world for years. During World War II, Virsky performed for the soldiers.

In 1980, Myroslav Vantukh, Virsky’s disciple and an expert in folk traditions and ethnography took over fromVirsky and continued the creative genius, preservation and development of folk choreographic art. He is credited with a wealth of dance numbers including Ukraine, My Ukraine, The Carpathians, The Dance with Tambourines, The Gypsy Dance, Kozachok, and Volyn Dance. These dances provide the audience with exquisite moves, colourful costumes, creative plots and a wealth of musical tunes. Virsky continues to grow under the direction of Vantukh as he takes the dancers to new heights of accomplishment through his ever expanding repertoire of new dances and continues to entertain and educate the world about the talents of the Ukraine.

Boen Arts is privileged to bring the exciting Virsky National Dance Company of Ukraine to Winnipeg, Manitoba for two shows on October 22nd and 23rd at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre.

For more information on Virsky and on the 2010 Canadian Tour please visit or to purchase tickets, call TicketMaster at 204-780-3333


Virsky National Dance Company of Ukraine: 2010 Canadian Tour Dates

October 07, 2010


Vancouver Centre of the Performing Arts

TICKETS: 604-280-444

October 08, 2010


Kelowna Community Theatre

TICKETS: 250-860-1470

October 09, 2010


Sagebrush Theatre

TICKETS: 250-374-5483

October 10, 2010


Jack Singer Hall

TICKETS: 403-294-9494

October 11, 2010

Medicine Hat

Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre

TICKETS: 403-502-8788

October 12, 2010

Red Deer

Red Deer College Art Centre

TICKETS: 403-340-4455

October 14 & 15, 2010


Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

TICKETS: 780-451-8000

October 16, 2010


Art and Convention Centre

TICKETS: 306-975-7799

October 17, 2010


Conexus Art Centre

TICKETS: 306-525-9999

October 18, 2010


Kerry Vickar Centre

TICKETS: 306-752-4177

October 19, 2010

Prince Albert

E.A. Rawlinson Centre

TICKETS: 306-765-1270

October 20, 2010


Yorkton Theatre

TICKETS: 306-786-1740

October 21, 2010


Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium

TICKETS: 204-780-3333

October 22 & 23, 2010


Pant Ages Playhouse Theatre

TICKETS: 204-780-3333

October 24, 2010

Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

TICKETS: 807-684-4444

October 25, 2010

Sault Ste Marie

Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre

TICKETS: 705-945-7299

October 27, 2010


Fisher Auditorium at Barrie Central CI

TICKETS: 705-728-4613

October 28, 2010


London Centennial Hall

TICKETS: 519-672-1967

October 29 & 30, 2010


Hammerson Hall

TICKETS: 905-306-6000

October 31, 2010


Hamilton Place

TICKETS: 905-546-4080

November 01, 2010


Centre Pierre-Peladeau

TICKETS: 514-790-1245

November 02, 2010


Centre Pointe Theatre

TICKETS: 613-580-2700

Media Contact:

Nicole Harris
Maverick Media

P: 204.470.4555


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