Press Reviews

Edmonton Journal: Life & Times: Alberta’s ‘father of Ukrainian dance’

EDMONTON – Chester Kuc stumbled onto a simple recipe for joy.
“All you need is a candle, wax and a stylus and an egg,” Kuc said of writing pysanky, the elaborate beeswax etchings that became the mania of his retirement years.
In workshops and classrooms, he’d freely pass it on to others. “I think anyone can do it. Practice makes perfect.”
The soft-spoken master pysankar had a knack for perfection and found plenty of things to practise. Read more… Cheremosh WINS Golden Orpheus

Felicity Bergman
Staff Reporter –
Edmonton’s internationally acclaimed Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company participated in the European Championship of Folklore July 8-18, 2011 in Nessebar, Bulgaria.
Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company was the only representative from North America, and they took home the Grand Prix “Golden Orpheus” plaque and title Absolute European Champion of Folklore for 2011. Company Artistic Director Mykola Kanevets also got an award; a diploma for Maestro Academic. Read more…

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…

Press+1: Tales From Ukraine – The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Written and photographed by: Daria Belseck (Edmonton)
Tales from Ukraine, a Robbins Lighter Classics production, brought together a fantastic combination of local music and dance in an unforgettable night of celebration and cheer. Joining the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) onMalanka, Ukrainian New Year’s Eve, was the Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton, Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company and The Honourable Gene Zwozdesky. Read more…