Kyiv City Ballet - New Orleans Ballet Association

“Touring the States for the first time with a range of ballets makes an important global statement. It demonstrates the resilience of the Ukrainian people.”

-Ivan Kozlov, Artistic Director

Kyiv City Ballet

SAT | OCT 22, 2022 | 7:30PM

Amid a greater struggle, the exemplary dancers of Ukraine’s Kyiv City Ballet are a “voice of resistance” (National Geographic) on the global stage, bringing light and joy in the darkness to audiences worldwide. On February 23, the company unknowingly took what would be one of the last flights out of Ukraine for a long-planned tour. They have since not been able to return home and have been sheltered by France, performing throughout the country and in Europe. Marking their first performances in the U.S., this magnificent company, under the direction of former Mariinsky Theater artist Ivan Kozlov, brings “Tribute to Peace,” a program of works by Ukrainian choreographers. From classical ballet to Ukrainian folk dance, this inspiring evening that showcases the very best of this country’s rich cultural heritage will feature two of the top prima ballerinas of Ukraine – Krystina Kadashevych and Oksana Bondarenko – and Vsevolod Maevskiy, formerly with St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Ballet. In a show of support and solidarity with these artists, audiences will be uplifted by their talent and sheer determination to continue through such vast adversity.

Tickets

SAT | OCT 22, 2022 | 7:30PM

Mahalia Jackson Theater
New Orleans, Louisiana

Donate to the Ukraine War Relief Effort

Operation White Stork (U.S. tour sponsor for Kyiv City Ballet) is a veteran-led, rapid response, humanitarian organization that takes its name from the national bird of Ukraine. White Stork’s programs include evacuating women and children, the elderly, and their pets; directly supplying hospitals; and providing first aid kits to the defense forces of Ukraine. CLICK HERE for more information or to make a donation to White Stork today.

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