ShumkaDancers On Tour Tickets
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium | Edmonton, AB
ShumkaDancers come to Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Thursday, April 7th 2022. Grab some tickets to Shumka on Tour! After decades of performances near and far, The Whirlwind returns with its tenth Canadian tour, celebrating an astonishing 60 years of performance history. Shumka on Tour presents two new shows, the whimsical, Mosquito’s Wedding, and an adaptation of Shumka’s celebrated signature work, Echoes of Hopak. Come and experience the wonderful traditional Ukrainian dance, blended with Canadian lifestyle, this is a one of a kind dance group that you will not find anywhere else!
The entire meaning behind Shumka is, “whirlwind,” a powerful display of artistry, energy and emotion expressed through dance. With over 60 years of performance history, that has shaped the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers’ signature dance style, combined with true respect for their heritage, Shumka continually challenges the conventional boundaries to define the art form of Ukrainian Canadian dance today.
Celebrating Shumka’s legacy as one of the most exciting dance companies in Canada, Shumka on Tour will feature two brand-new works including the whimsical, Mosquito’s Wedding, An all-new production inspired by a traditional Ukrainian folk song. Join in a fairy-tale land of insects from various regions of Western Ukraine as they celebrate diversity, overcoming stereotypes, acceptance
and above all, LOVE. Followed by a salute to the past through an adaptation of Shumka’s celebrated signature work in Echoes of Hopak. In addition, the Tour production will include Shumka’s most recent film project, Promised Land, which is a tribute to the 130th Anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada.
“What a brilliant and excellent weaving of cultures, so powerful at times I could barely breathe. I was transported into an emotional and sacred and beautiful healing of reconciliation. Thank you, thank you!” – Opening Night Audience Member
The Toronto Star called Shumka “Canada’s National Treasure,” and the Globe & Mail compared Shumka to Riverdance.