Ukrainian Shumka Dancers
May 13, 2022 at 7:30pm
After decades of performances near and far, the whirlwind returns with its tenth Canadian tour.
Shumka means “whirlwind,” a powerful display of artistry, energy and emotion through dance. Sixty years of performance history has shaped the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers signature dance style. With true respect for their heritage, Shumka continually challenges conventional boundaries to define the experience of Ukraine Canadian dance today.
The Toronto Star called Shumka “Canada’s National Treasure,” and the Globe & Mail compared Shumka’s work to that of Riverdance.
Celebrating Shumka’s legacy as a leading dance company in Canada, Shumka on Tour will feature two new works including the whimsical Mosquito’s Wedding, a true feast for the eyes and a love story with a message that all we need is love; and a salute to the past through an adaptation of Shumka’s celebrated signature work in Echoes of Hopak. In addition, the Tour production will include Shumka’s most recent film project – Promised Land – a tribute to the 130th Anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada.