VOHON UKRAINIAN DANCE ENSEMBLE
Now in its 32nd year, Vohon is praised for its colourful diversity of talent, it's amazing ability to transcend the traditional into new cultural landscapes, and its power to ignite the stage from the moment the curtain opens to the final Hopak!
The ensemble is under the artistic direction of Trish Kushniruk and Garrett Nestorowich; together they have more than 50 years of dance and instructional experience. Their unique styles combine to provide the dancers with challenging and innovative choreography, including both regional repertoire and character storyline pieces.
Under this partnership, the group of more than 40 dancers presents a skillful blend of Ukrainian folk dance, ballet and contemporary dance. The result is a captivating display of experimental Ukrainian dance that is blazing a remarkable path for the ensemble around the world!
Ken Kachmar, co-founder and owner of Vohon, is now proudly supporting the ensemble as business director for the company after more than 30 years of dedicated artistic leadership.
Since its inception, Vohon has had the privilege of performing at premier Ukrainian Festivals and other performances across Western Canada, the United States, Australia, Germany, Scotland, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, Japan, Brazil and Argentina. Vohon is truly a great ambassador for Edmonton's Ukrainian community, as well as for their province and country. In 2020 the ensemble will be attending the Cinfães Festival in Portugal from July 31st to August 10th.