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25 Years of Volya in Saskatchewan

Volya! is excited to be coming to Saskatchewan! 25 Years of Volya - the Freedom Lives On is in the works now and will be showcased in Saskatoon and North Battleford in two family matinee performances! 

Volya is proud to be performing with special guests: Dnipro Academic Ukrainian Folk Ensemble from Kyiv, Ukraine!

Having toured internationally every summer for the last 11 years, Volya is celebrating 25 years of history and accomplishments and focusing on bringing their performances home.

The show will feature all original choreography by artistic director Zhenia Bahri, some of it never seen before. 

We hope to see you there!


October 4, 2014 - 3 PM - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Lakeview Church Theatre

Tickets at ticketmaster.ca


October 5, 2014 - 1 PM - North Battleford, Saskatchewan

Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts - 623 Carlton Trail

Tickets online at dekkercentre.ca or by calling the box office at 306.445.7700

Volya's Student Matinee - October 10

 

Volya's Student Matinee - October 10

Book tickets for your class today!

 

October 10th, 2014 at 10:30 AM (approx. duration: 60 min.)

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

 

Edmonton’s own Volya! Ukrainian Dance Ensemble is pleased to announce that a special edition of their 25th anniversary production, “The Freedom Lives On”, will be held on October 10. This Matinée Performance for Students features exciting dances that will appeal to students of all ages, as well as a feature performance by the Dnipro Academic Ukrainian Folk Ensemble from Kyiv, Ukraine. The performance will be held in central Edmonton to minimize transportation costs, and the morning start time has been selected to accommodate classes on a half-day trip within the city, as well as classes traveling from outside of Edmonton that may elect to pair the performance with another activity to make a full-day trip.

By attending this performance, teachers can expect students from elementary, junior high, and senior high levels to expand and their understanding in several curricular areas.

 

 

Check out Volya's YouTube channelfor a taste of what your students will see!

 

 


Volya! at Canada's National Ukrainian Festival

Volya is proud to be performing at Canada's National Ukrainian Festival!

Dauphin, Manitoba

August 1, 2014

Volya is thrilled to be returning to center stage at Canada's National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin, Manitoba! We'll be performing at the Friday evening show! We look forward to celebrating the love of Ukrainian culture and dance with the other fantastic performers as well as our audience!

In the fresh parkland air and sunshine, enjoy the incredible view of the prairies, and enjoy world-class grandstand shows from the only 15,000-seat, all natural hillside amphitheater in Canada. For more information about the festival please visit www.cnuf.ca

Volya! at Vegreville Pysanka Festival

Volya is proud to be performing at the Vegreville Pysanka Festival again this year! 

We'll be at the grandstand shows on July 5 and 6, 2014!


The Vegreville Pysanka Festival has been happening annually for 41 years and is a wonderful celebration of Ukrainian culture! 

We are extremely excited to see all of our friends and supporters and look forward to sharing the stage with many other talented dancers and musicians.

For more information about the festival please visit www.pysankafestival.com



Spring Auditions! *Updated*

Volya, meaning ‘freedom’, encompasses the unified spirit of over 45 ensemble members. Volya is under the Artistic Direction of Zhenia Bahri, a former professional dancer and director from Ukraine. Over the years, dancers have entered Volya's studios with the same goal in mind- to dance for the love of dance and to establish an identity that is uniquely Volya!

This is your opportunity to become involved in MANY exciting endeavors including:

  •  Volya’s 25th Anniversary Year in 2014
  •  International Summer Tours
  •  A variety of local performances

Be a part of this amazing ensemble! Dancers over the age of 16 are invited to audition.

Sunday, June 15th  2014
Doors open at 2:30 pm
Auditions at 3:00 pm
Dance Alberta Studios
11205 – 107 Ave

Please wear rehearsal attire and appropriate footwear

For more information:

info@volya.org

Spring Awakening Gala!

Volya Presents: 7th annual spring awakening gala

Вже Прийшла Весна!


A special performance by Volya!
Ukrainian Folk Band Millenia to perform following the evening's program

Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Polish Hall - 10960 104 Street, Edmonton, AB
Cocktails: 5:30 pm
Program: 6:30 pm 
Dinner: 7:00 pm
Silent Auction (cash or cheque only)
Zabava to follow to the sounds of Millenia

Tickets:
Adult - $50
Child (2-10) - $35
Table of 8 - $400

Contact 780.224.6838 or any Volya dancer for tickets!


Volya Presents: New Year's Zabava!

Celebrate the kick-off to Volya's 25th Anniversary!

Featuring the sounds of UB Band
Appetizers and late lunch served
Complimentary champagne at midnight and party favours
Wear your Ukrainian embroidered shirt for a free drink!

Meridian Banquet Hall
4820 76th Avenue
Edmonton, AB

8:00 p.m.

Tickets $35 in advance 
$40 at the door

Contact 780.554.7254 or any Volya member for tickets!

We hope you will join Volya in ringing in 2014!

Fall Auditions! *Time Updated

Volya, meaning ‘freedom’, encompasses the unified spirit of over 45 ensemble members. Volya is under the Artistic Direction of Zhenia Bahri, a former professional dancer and director from Ukraine. Over the years, dancers have entered Volya's studios with the same goal in mind- to dance for the love of dance and to establish an identity that is uniquely Volya!

This is your opportunity to become involved in MANY exciting endeavors including:

  •  Volya’s 25th Anniversary Year in 2014
  •  International Summer Tours
  •  A variety of local performances

Be a part of this amazing ensemble! Dancers over the age of 16 are invited to audition.

Sunday, September 8th  2013
Doors open at 2:00 pm
Auditions at 2:30 pm
Dance Alberta Studios
11205 – 107 Ave

Please wear rehearsal attire and appropriate footwear

For more information:

info@volya.org

Volya! is Travelling to the United Kingdom in August!

Volya will be travelling internationally once again this summer!  

This August, Volya will be travelling to England to perform at one of the best and most well known festivals in the United Kingdom and Europe! While at the festival, Volya has also been asked to lead workshops for other dancers who will be attending from other countries including: Israel, Taiwan, Peru, USA, Mexico, Egypt, Macedonia and Papua New Guinea. Volya is very fortunate to be working with the talented musical ensemble “Dnipro” from Ukraine who will be sharing the stage with Volya during performances. Volya is very excited to perform with the musicians and to represent both Ukrainian and Canadian communities in this festival!

Follow us on Facebook to get live updates of the tour!

Volya! Performing at the 40th Annual Vegreville Pysanka Festival!

Volya will be performing two shows on the Grandstand Stage at the 40th Annual Vegreville Pysanka Festival on Saturday July 6th. Show times are 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

We are extremely excited to see all of our friends and supporters and look forward to sharing the stage with many other talented dancers and musicians.

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the festival, the main gate admission is FREE for everyone!

See you there!

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