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Millennium Stage Performance by Kurbasy
October 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm EDT
MILLENNIUM STAGE PERFORMANCE BY KURBASY:Kurbasy, an ensemble of three vocalists and three instrumentalists, brings tight vocal harmonies, resonant lyrics, and phantasmagoric visual imagery from the Carpathian mountains of Western Ukraine.
Lviv, the eons-old Carpathian hub, holds Ukraine’s cultural core. Around this nucleus, spheres of tradition and innovation spin, collide and reform. The idea of culture as a cosmic living organism is central to Kurbasy, whose folk-based multimedia performances vibrate in tight vocal harmonies, resonant lyrics, culturally unique instruments, and phantasmagoric visual imagery.
Conceived and directed by the band’s three actress-singers, Kurbasy’s sonic-theatrical explorations of Ukraine’s rich trove of calendar song cycles, lullabies, and legends, conjure the natural world, beliefs, and rituals, tracing contemporary connections to an archaic past.
Presented in collaboration with Center Stage, a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, produced by the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Wednesday, October 24 … 6:00 pm
Millennium Stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 “F” Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
COST: Free, No Tickets Required
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