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Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble performs with a vitality and joy that leap from the stage. High-kicks, stunning precision and incredible dancers create a spellbinding show of original choreography set to live music. Combining the strengths of ballet with the vigor of European folk traditions, the Voloshky style is bold, powerful and sparkles with athleticism. On Friday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m, Voloshky will perform a single show at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Tickets start at just $29 and are available at LiedCenter.org or by calling 402.472.4747.

Voloshky will perform “STEPPES: A Crossover” which combines classical and folkdance techniques to present the national character of Ukraine in an unforgettable display of art and energy. Featuring some rare works from choreographers previously blacklisted by the USSR, audiences will be taken on a journey through Ukraine’s rich history leading up to current events. The incredible ensemble draws from a repertoire of more than 40 traditional dances representing every region of Ukraine.

Founded in 1972, Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble presents Ukrainian culture through dance positioning the company to be a leading cultural ambassador. The company is dedicated to fostering and promoting cultural exchanges between Ukrainians and the global community through world–class artistic performances. As a Ukrainian Dance company founded in the United States, Voloshky combines Ukrainian and American esthetics, drawing upon classical, contemporary and folkloric styles to create powerful trans-cultural performances.

Company dancers and Artistic Director Taras Lewyckyj will also work with students from Lincoln’s Arts and Humanities High School and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during their time in Lincoln conducting workshops, Open Mic sessions and dance technique classes which educate students about the distinct artistry, rich culture, and ramifications of the gripping political tensions currently taking place in the Ukraine.

This performance would not be possible without the generous support of Friedman Law Offices. This presentation was also made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ticket Information

Tickets for the Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble on Friday, Oct. 24 are available at LiedCenter.org, at the Box Office on 12th and R Streets, or by phone at 402-472-4747. Tickets start at just $29 for adults. Tickets to most Lied Center presented events are available to students for 50% off.