Shumka exists to present, promote, preserve and develop Canadian-Ukrainian inspired dance as a leader in the performing arts community.
We translate this mission as:
• Expressing the human experience through the lens of Canadian-Ukrainian dance
• Sharing our love of this art form with our fellow citizens of the world
• Respecting the origins of traditional Ukrainian culture, while integrating the Canadian experience, and melding that with contemporary expectations in order to make it relevant to today’s audiences
• Creating a centre of excellence in dance education to prepare the next generation of citizens and Canadian dancers in the Ukrainian art form
• Collaborating with other arts groups in Edmonton, in Canada and internationally.
Shumka performs full length and customized productions. The company can offer lessons to various groups, and also operates the Shumka School of Dance.
Demos for “community engagement” events are possible.
The group sells CDs, DVDs, pottery…and of course show tickets!