Archive for July, 2011

Edmonton Journal: Cheremosh, Cantilon Choir win top prizes in Europe


Fish Griwkowsky, Edmonton Journal
Published: Tuesday, July 19 2011
It’s hard to spring much higher – on Sunday Edmonton Ukrainian dance troupe Cheremosh won top prize at Euro Fest 2011 in Nessebar, Bulgaria.
Twirling and posing in boots and flowers against hundreds of dancers from across Europe, Cheremosh – the only North American participant – took home the Grand Prix Golden Orheus plaque and the rather muscular title Absolute European Champion of Folklore for 2011. Read more…

Traveling home… but thinking ahead


As I am writing this, I am in a seat thousands of feet in the air somewhere over Greenland, traveling home from another successful Cheremosh endeavor. Our 33-hour day is the last leg of the journey for most of us. However, we did say goodbye to a few dancers in Sofia, who will be making their own way home via a couple more countries. Read more…

Cheremosh’s World Passport


For me, Cheremosh has always been about the dancing … the feeling of looking out at the audience at the end of hopak after an exhausting and invigorating show. I feel so privileged to be able to perform on stage and carry on the legacy of the past forty years of Cheremosh dancers. Read more…

Reflection on the win


Yesterday we did our last show and I now have a chance to look back on the tour as a whole. This tour has been an experience that I would never trade for anything. To be able to arrive in a country and be able to put smiles on the audience’s faces has made the work leading to this tour worth it. Read more…