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Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.
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—Maria Oneshchak, Myroslava Kyshchun-Rachynska, and Nataliia Rybka-Parkhomenko—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.
The presentation of Kurbasy is part of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. General management is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.
This performance is also made possible in part by a grant from the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF).