Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium | Edmonton, Alberta
The Shumka School of Dance is putting on a show of a lifetime this winter, and it’s the perfect Valentine's gift! Canada's premiere traditional Ukrainian dance ensemble is coming to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Sunday 11th February 2024.
Experience the rich heritage of Ukrainian folk culture with a fresh Canadian twist. This February, The Shumka School of Dance is returning to Edmonton in Alberta to celebrate its 60th (and most dazzling) anniversary to date.
“This vibrant company is consummately professional, well-rehearsed, and high energy. They never disappoint.” (The Globe and Mail)
From full-length performances to a repertoire of intimate concert pieces, The Shumka School of Dance knows exactly how to entertain its audience. They feature dramatic storylines that marry the origins of traditional Ukrainian culture with classical and contemporary movement. You can expect bursts of color, breathtaking dance, fantastic music and cultural displays of diverse heritages for this winter Concert.
What are you waiting for?! Book your places today!
In the Ukrainian language, Shumka translates to 'whirlwind'. This is the perfect moniker for Canada's premier folk Ukrainian dance ensemble. After decades of amazing displays of artistry, art, and emotion around the world, the celebrated ensemble returns to their adopted homeland to celebrate 60 impressive years since embarking on tour.
This one of a kind dance ensemble will present a full-length performance and a repertoire of intimate concert pieces. If you haven’t already heard, Shumka is a professional dance theater touring production that has spent decades bringing the rich heritage of Ukrainian folk culture to life. The show will combine the unique genre of Ukrainian dance with classical and contemporary movement. The result? Dramatic storylines with a distinctive Shumka flair, representing a genre entirely unique to the Shumka tradition. By both respecting the origins of traditional Ukrainian culture and integrating the Canadian experience, the dance company has created a powerful production that resonates with people of all ages and cultures.
“This vibrant company [The Shumka School of Dance] is consummately professional, well-rehearsed, and high energy. They never disappoint.” (The Globe and Mail)
On Sunday 11th February 2024, The Shumka School of Dance will explode onto the stage at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. This top-quality venue has made it their mission to spark creativity, inspire excellence, and nurture a lifelong passion for dance. And this show is a dazzling example of this! Situated in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada, the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is the leading destination for dance. It’s a 4-million-cubic-foot performing arts venue celebrated for its first class production facilities. Since opening its door in 1957, the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium has welcomed a number of locally and internationally acclaimed spectacles including the likes of Dirty Dancing, Mary Poppins, Pretty Woman, Aladdin, Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera.
If it was anything like their last performance, tickets won’t be around for long so we recommend securing your tickets today before it’s too late!