Edmonton: September 15, 2017
Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts presents The Route of Our Roots
Join us and explore the Route of our Ukrainian Roots! Enjoy Ukrainian food from featured vendors, entertainment, folf art demos, and more!!
Edmonton: September 30 & October 1
Ancestors & Elders Sneak Peeks!
Ancestors & Elders is a project borne from a desire to connect the Ukrainian settler experience to that of the indigenous people of Treaty 6 territory. In a production to feature a cast of Shumka Dancers and multidisciplinary indigenous artists, our goal is to share a story of the first Ukrainian newcomers to Canada, exploring the shared values—as well as respected differences—between Ukrainian and First Nations people.
Catch a special sneak peek of Ancestors & Elders at the Bannock and Borscht free community event at Shumka Dance Centre (September 30 & October 1).
Edmonton | September 22 & 23
Brian Webb Dance Company presents Prairie Dance Circuit
Brian Webb (Edmonton), Nicole Mion (Calgary), and Robin Poitras (Regina) each create a new piece for a local dancer who intrigues and inspires them. The premise? Anything is possible.
Edmonton: Sept. 19-25 | Calgary: Sept. 26-Aug. 1
The Sound of Music
The hills are alive! The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family thrills audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. In 2015, The Sound of Music film marked its 50th anniversary and continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.
Edmonton | November 10 - 12
“Too good to be true!” raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi.
This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30! Jersey Boys features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”.
The Jersey Boys creative team comprises two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff, book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, composer Bob Gaudio, lyricist Bob Crewe and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.
Shumka Dance Centre Facility Fund Campaign
The Ukrainian Shumka Dancers have officially opened the new Shumka Dance Centre in the heart of downtown Edmonton. In support of this state-of-the-art studio and administrative building, Shumka launches its Shumka Believes fundraising campaign.
Shumka Believes inspires patrons old and new to contribute to the Dance Centre's sustainability and ongoing improvement. With a goal of raising $450,000, Shumka Believes reminds us of Shumka's long-time presence in the local and national performing arts scene, the company's continuing legacy, and its commitment to future generations of dancers and audiences.