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Holodomor: Commemorating 80 Years of Eternal Memory

Verba Ukrainian Dance Company is honoured to be hosting,
‘Holodomor: Commemorating 80 Years of Eternal Memory’.

Sunday, December 8, 2013.
Shows at 3:15 and 4:30 in the afternoon – RUSH SEATING.
Rachel Browne Theatre, 2nd Floor
211 Bannatyne Ave.

FREE EVENT. Donations will be collected towards the Shevchenko Foundation.

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The year 2013 marks the 80th Anniversary of the Holodomor, a tragedy of unfathomable proportions, which has left scars on Ukrainians around the world to this day. Dreadful and incomprehensible acts of purposeful famine and genocide occur around the world and affect several cultures; this crime
must be stopped and spoken out against.

The event will include the debut performance of ‘The Holodomor Project’, co-choreographed by Marijka Stanowych and Claire Marshall. This piece of contemporary dance choreography is a journey through the emotional struggle of the Holodomor. One woman’s solo voice cries for her mother’s comfort and God’s mercy as she succumbs to her starvation. The dark imagery and subject-matter challenges the widespread human capacities for evil, hope, compassion and faith.

We invite you to join us in this emotional journey – find faith in times of sorrow, grieve, and see dance through different eyes.

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About Verba Ukrainian Dance Company

The Verba Ukrainian Dance Company from Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a collective of young dancers who aim to continually learn about Ukrainian culture and dance though active involvement and collaboration in the dance community. Verba was founded in 2011 with the mandate to explore the
rich Ukrainian heritage that has evolved to become a part of Canadian culture. Verba’s dancers share a passion for learning about this unique culture and ultimately sharing it with the public and greater community.

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