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Shumka presents Mosquito's Wedding

Shumka Ukrainian Dancers
Mosquito's Wedding
October 5 & 6, 2018

Mosquito's Wedding (All We Need Is Love) is a new production inspired by a traditional Ukrainian folk song. The 50-minute family-focused dance theatre production will feature a number of insect characters from various "regions" of Ukraine. The dance lexicon, musical compositions, and sets, costumes and props will be associated with these ethnographic regions. The theme of the production is poignant, being one of acceptance, diversity, and overcoming stereotypes.

The project will also include a Study Guide for use by teachers and students that focuses on curriculum-specific themes and activities. Developed by Shumka's Education Committee, made up of current and retired educators, all Shumka Study Guides follow the Alberta Education curriculum.
The production will be presented in Student Matinee settings and regular public performances.
Mosquito's Wedding is being directed by Les Sereda, with consultation by John Pichlyk.

Choreographers include Les Sereda, John Pichlyk, Tasha Orysiuk, Paul Olijnyk, and Joseph Hoffman. Music is by Andriy Shoost, with costumes by Anna Ipatieva and sets by Andrii Zlobin of Ukraine. Local designers Eli Lindenberger, Jeff Osterlin and Randall Fraser, are bringing their expertise in the area of projections, lighting and puppetry, respectively.

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