Dovbush Dancers

Highly Trained Ukrainian Folk Dancers

About Us!

          The Dovbush dancers are a highly-trained Ukrainian Folk-Stage dance ensemble who got it’s name from Oleksa Dovbush, the folk hero who was born in 1700 in the Carpathian Mountains. This young and vibrant group embraces the significant place that song and dance hold in Ukrainian tradition, performing dances from many of the vast regions of Ukraine. The group operates under the auspices of the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians, which has been an integral part of the Ukrainian community in Vancouver for 85 years. Dovbush consists of approximately twenty dancers aged 15-40, and the company has built an outstanding reputation for excellence and authenticity, performing at festivals, community events and competitions.

 

  Dovbush Dancers, (acceptance by audition only) provides many opportunities to expand and perfect a dancer’s technique and study of the art of dance: workshops with renowned guest instructors, classical barre and centre work, character technique and training and choreography. 

 

Rehearsals are held Mondays and Fridays from 7:00 to 10:00. 

highlights of the ensemble

 

  • A two week intensive dance seminar at the Virsky Ukrainian dance studio in summer 2013, in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • A sold out performance at Scotiabank’s Discover Dance noon-hour dance series
  • Two sold out performances of Bread & Salt, a live theatrical production interwoven with oral history, music, choral singing and Ukrainian dance
  • A glowing endorsement from the Consulate of Ukraine in BC
  • A high-profile performance at Ukraine House during the 2010 Olympics
  • A joint performance at the Scotiabank Dance Centre with groups from the Cheremosh School of Dance in Edmonton 

 

For Younger Ukrainian Dancers

For information on the A.U.U.C. School of Dance, Barvinok Choir, and Vancouver Folk Orchestra, go to auucvancouver.ca.