Sadok Ukrainian dancers celebrate the season at the White Valley Community Centre in Lumby Saturday.

Sadok shares the spirit

The Monashee Arts Council presents the Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble.

The Monashee Arts Council is presenting a festive, family-oriented evening of fun with the Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble.

The evening of dance, drama and Ukrainian spirit takes place at Lumby’s White Valley Community Centre Saturday at 7 p.m.

“They will begin their program with the traditional welcome dance, where many regions of Ukraine will be represented,” reads a release from the Monashee Arts Council. “Sadok will offer you the staples of Ukraine: bread, salt and wheat to wish you all health and prosperity for the New Year.”

The Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble of Vernon has been entertaining residents of the Okanagan Valley for more than 15 years.

Sadok literally translates to orchard (very fitting for this part of the world.)

Since the ensemble’s successful start, it has  continued to enthrall audiences with vibrant and entertaining performances wrapped in a tapestry of traditional Ukrainian-Canadian heritage.

Under the artistic direction of Andrea Malysh, Sadok’s performances have carried the dancers throughout B.C., Alberta and to Disneyland, Calif.

Their travels have taken them all the way to Ukraine twice, once in 2006 and again in 2013.

This past summer, they performed at the Vegreville Ukrainian Pysanky Festival in Alberta and were guest entertainers at the Okanagan Military Tattoo in Vernon.

Sadok also hosts the annual Okanagan Ukrainian Festival at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre every May.

Tickets for their Lumby performance are available at the Monashee Arts Council office and Village Gallery at 1961 Vernon St. in Lumby and at the door on the evening of the event.

Tickets are $7 per person or $20 for a family of four. For more information, call 778-473-3029 or visit www.monasheeartscouncil.com.

 

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