In a Different Light
The Yara Arts Group will present the recently published In a Different Light: A Bilingual Anthology of Ukrainian Literature Translated by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps as Performed by Yara Arts Group. The book includes over 100 poems by 37 Ukrainian poets, Lesia Ukrainka's play "Forest Song," as well as a small selection of traditional songs, epics, and incantations.
The evening will begin with bilingual performances by Yara artists of several poems in the book, as Virlana Tkacz, the group's artistic director, recounts the story of the Yara Arts Group and presents photographs from its productions.
Light from the East
In Amy Grappell's documentary, Yara's young American actors travel to Kyiv to participate in the first American-Ukrainian cultural exchange theatre project. As they perform a play about Les Kurbas, the Soviet Union collapses around them. The screening of this documentary about the massive political upheaval in 1991 that led to Ukraine's declaration of independence (originally released in 2006; re-edited in 2008; 55 minutes) will follow the poetry performances.
The Ukrainian Museum
222 East 6th Street
(between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
New York, NY 10003
Tickets for this event are priced at $15 ($10 for members and seniors, $5 for students) and include a wine-and-cheese reception.
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The Ukrainian Museum's film series and programs are funded in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs