Nov 16 2020
For the first time ever, the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers has released the magic of Shumka’s Nutcracker on video for convenient downloads to your collection of holiday favourites. Featuring Shumka and guests from the Kyiv Ballet – National Opera of Ukraine, the famed Virsky Ukrainian Folk Dance Ensemble, the former Cite Ballet, Viter Ukrainian Folk Choir, and the Shumka School of Dance, this rendition of the Christmas classic promises the elegance of classical ballet blended with the power and grace of Ukrainian character dance.
Enhanced with Ukrainian Christmas traditions including choral carols, this luxurious production features additional music by Ukrainian composer Yuri Shevchenko, sets and costumes by the National Opera of Ukraine’s Maria Levitska, and choreographic direction from Kyiv Ballet’s Viktor Lytvynov. Additional choreography by Shumka’s John Pichlyk and Cite Ballet’s Jorden Morris. Creative Producer, Michael Sulyma of Sulyma Productions Inc.
The video, shot and edited by Les Sereda and his team at Blue Toque Productions Inc., is from the December 2017 performances of the production at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton and features a cast and crew of over 100. A $25 video download can be enjoyed this Christmas season and kept in your collection for years to come. Available for purchase at www.shumka.com until January 15, 2021 only!