The National Ballet of Ukraine

Ballet national d'Ukraine
Ballet national d'Ukraine
Credit: Inara Prusakova

The National Ballet of Ukraine

Canadian tour 2024

Quebec
Grand Théâtre de Québec
January 15, 16 2024
Montreal
Espace Saint-Denis
January 17, 18, 19, 20 2024
Ottawa
National Arts Centre
January 21 2024
Toronto
CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre
January 24, 25, 26, 27 2024
Winnipeg
Burton Cummings Theatre
January 29 2024
Regina
Conexus Arts Center
January 31 2024
Saskatoon
TCU Place
February 3 2024
Vancouver
Center for Performing Arts
February 5, 6, 7 2024
Edmonton
Jubilee Auditorium (North)
February 10 2024
Calgary
Jack Singer Concert Hall
February 11 2024

UK
RAI
NE

The National Ballet of Ukraine

Canada is honoured to welcome the National Ballet of Ukraine from the Taras Shevchenko National Opera House on a Canadian tour from January 15 to February 11, 2024, for a series of 20 performances in Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

The National Ballet of Ukraine, comprised of 150 dancers, 23 of whom will be part of the Canadian tour, is considered one of the world’s top-ranked ballet companies. Before the outbreak of war in February 2022, the company staged 16 productions a month at the Taras Shevchenko National Opera House in Kyiv, Ukraine. Today, the number of productions depends on the circumstances of the conflict. This company has danced all over the world and is responsible for keeping the national and classical repertoire standards for the Taras Shevchenko National Opera House.

These world-class Ukrainian dancers will tour Canada performing excerpts of some of the world’s greatest ballets such as “Le Corsaire” and “Don Quixote”, while also highlighting Ukrainian culture through traditional dance. The title of the show is “Nadyia Ukraine” – bringing the hope of Ukraine to your city. Nadiya means hope in Ukrainian.

Attendance at these dazzling performances across Canada supports the arts and talented artists, while sponsorships and donations directly fund non-profit organisations operating in Ukraine. The Olena Zelenska Foundation and HUMANITE work directly with Ukrainian families to provide crisis relief, refugee aid, and seed long-term projects to rebuild the country once peace prevails.

We invite you to take a seat, stand with Ukraine, and tell the world that only life can triumph over death, only light can overcome darkness, and only beauty can defeat destruction.

Thank you for joining us!

This exceptional tour is part of a fundraising campaign for the Olena Zelenska Foundation, instigated by the First Lady of Ukraine and other beneficiaries providing essential humanitarian services on the ground in Ukraine.

The main objective of the Olena Zelenska Foundation is to restore Ukraine’s human capital so that every citizen feels physically and mentally healthy, protected and able to exercise their right to education, work and build a future in Ukraine.

 

“The humanitarian needs across Ukraine today are profound. In this hour of need, we turn to you, our friends in North America, for love and support. We wish you enjoy amazing performances, feel inspired with Ukrainian culture, and be sure that only life can triumph over death, only light can overcome darkness, and only beauty can defeat destruction.”

First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska

Press Relations
Quebec
Sophie Marsolais – SMAC Communications
Montreal
Sophie Marsolais – SMAC Communications
Ottawa
Richard Michaud – Multi Spec
Toronto
Stephen Murdoch – Enterprise Canada
Winnipeg
Sophie Marsolais – SMAC Communications
Regina
Sophie Marsolais – SMAC Communications
Saskatoon
Sophie Marsolais – SMAC Communications
Vancouver
Laura Ballance – LBMG
Edmonton
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Calgary
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