Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Surrey's Kvitka Ukrainian Dancers blow away yet another crowd

The Kvitka Ukrainian Dancers of Surrey, B.C. invites one and all to their Spring 'Vesna' Concert on Sunday, May 14 at North Delta Secondary School, 11447 82nd Ave in Delta. Showtime is 4 pm. Tickets are just $5 at the door or email Kvitka@telus.net to purchase in advance.

Kvitka has dazzled audiences through out the Pacific NorthWest for over 17 years, and over the years has amassed a multitude of awards and trophies. Their school offers instruction for ages 3 to adult.

Nester, their public relations guy, emailed to tell me Kvitka just returned from Port Alberni this past weekend for a Ukrainian dance performance sponsored by The Kidney Foundation of BC. Over 700 people attended ... an amazing turnout for a town the size of Port Alberni! From the opening 'Pryvit' to the finale of 'Hopak' the audience cheered the dancers on and gave them a standing ovation. The Kidney Foundation was overwhelmed ... it far exceeded their expectations!

Of course, those of us who've seen Kvitka perform find this perfectly understandable... obviously, their reputation preceded them! Plus, who can resist the lure of Ukrainian music and dance?

I'll be interviewing Nester on Nash Holos prior to the Vesna concert to get the scoop on what they've been up to over the past year... and maybe a sneak preview of their May 14 concert. Stay tuned!

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