By Yara Arts Group & Nova Opera Libretto Conceived, Composed & Directed by Virlana Tkacz Music & Libretto Composed by Roman Grygoriv & Illia Razumeiko
Workers prepare their powerful commodity, a futuristic gas that has become the only source of energy for the entire industrial world. They glimpsed, but refuse to see the looming problem. Their self-centered-praise and jingoism, eventually unleash their own rage against the machine and each other.
Koliada Winter Songs is a world music/theatre piece based on songs from the Carpathian Mountains that preserve the rituals of an ancient winter festival. The Koliada festival now coincides with Christmas, but is much older in tradition and symbolism. Yara Arts Group began its collaboration with traditional artists from the Carpathians in 1995.
Libretto Conceived, Composed & Directed by Virlana Tkacz Music & Libretto Composed by Roman Grygoriv & Illia Razumeiko Choreography by Simon Mayer Set by Waldemart Klyuzko & Watoku Ueno
With musicians and vocalists of Nova Opera
About the Artists
Yara Arts Group, a resident company at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York, creates visually stunning theatre pieces that explore contemporary and traditional cultures of the East. Find out more at www.yaraartsgroup.net