Volya! - Freedom to Dance
With over 25 years of Ukrainian dance history, Edmonton's own Volya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble has established itself as a mainstay in Alberta's arts community. Volya is proud to celebrate 150th anniversary of Canada in 2017. With an unsurpassed international touring résumé of 15 countries and counting, hundreds of Volya dancers have served as ambassadors of Ukrainian Canadian culture both at home and abroad. Over the years, Volya has forged a partnership with a folk music ensemble in Kyiv, Ukraine, with whom they collaborate for tours on a regular basis. The artistic director of Volya is Zhenia Bahri - a native Ukrainian and proud Canadian citizen - whose original choreography has granted audiences a unique Ukrainian-Canadian cultural experience with every Volya performance!