Eve of Kupalo - a midsummer’s night mystery masque

  • Title: Eve of Kupalo - a midsummer’s night mystery masque
    Author: Gordey, Gordon; Ganert, Dave; Shoost, Andrij
    Year: 2011
    Keyword(s): Kupalo, Ivana Kupala, ritual, midsummer solstice, masque, Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, folk dance, contemporary Ukrainian dance, Maria Levitska, Robert Shannon, Randall Fraser, Canadian dance
    Description: Video performance excerpts from a 2011 live performance for a contemporary original dance theatre work titled Eve of Kupalo - a Midsummer’s Night Mystery Masque, conceived and directed by Gordon Gordey. This dancework was created for The Ukrainian Shumka Dancers of Canada. Eve of Kupalo – a Midsummer’s Night Mystery Masque premiered at the 2,700 seat Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on March 19, 2009. Since then it has toured across Canada and has toured to China, where it played 22 performances in major theatres in 14 cities carrying the Kupalo metaphor of the spirituality of renewal, ritual, and love.
    Peer Reviewed: No
    Type of Item: Performing Arts
    Language: English
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