Past Tours

Most recently, Cheremosh participated in the 2011 European Championship of Folklore in Bulgaria as the only North American participant, and brought home the top prize.

In October 2010 Cheremosh celebrated their 40th anniversary with a spectacular Gala celebration, an event unparalleled in the Society’s long and successful history.

In the autumn of 2009 Cheremosh, the Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Ensemble (Calgary, AB) and the Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble (Winnipeg, MB) joined forces to create a collaborative Ukrainian dance show featuring nearly 100 performers. This production, entitled Razom: A Fusion of Ukrainian Dance, was staged in Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg.

In 2007, Cheremosh paired up with Aboriginal dance troupe Blackfoot Medicine Speaks to complete a successful, 10-show, 20-day tour of China. The tour, entitled Journey to the Great Wall was a whirlwind of adventure and experience while the reception to Cheremosh in China was incredible.

In 2005, Cheremosh debuted its new show entitled Cheremosh Revolutions.This touring production was performed in Edmonton, Calgary, Cranbrook, Spokane, Great Falls and Victoria. Cheremosh was fortunate enough to have performed to sold out houses in Surrey and Nanaimo, BC, and to have been broadcasted on national television.

Other Achievements

  • Performed for heads of State, including Queen Elizabeth II and members of the Royal Family, American President, Ronald Reagan, members of Congress and the Senate and Prime Ministers Brian Mulroney and Alberta Premiers Don Getty, Ralph Klein and Ed Stelmach.
  • Chosen as Canada’s sole representative to the prestigious 1996 Aberdeen International Youth Festival in Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • Performed in Aberdeen again in 2000.
  • Recipients of the 1997 City of Edmonton Salute to Excellence Arts Achievement award and the 1994 Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts Excellence in Artistry award.
  • Headliners at numerous festivals including Festival 88, the Vegreville Pysanka Festival, the CanadianNational Ukrainian Festival, Hopak in the Park, Heritage Days and Klondike Days.
  • Invited to dance at EXPO ’74 and EXPO ‘86
  • Produced the first Ukrainian music compact disc in the world in 1988.
  • Performed at the opening ceremonies of the 2005 World Masters Games in Edmonton.