Photo Flash: First Look at Yara Arts Group's MIDWINTER NIGHT at La MaMa, 12/27-30 High Res Photos


In 'Midwinter Night: Sacred and Profane Rituals,' Yara Arts Group will perform a World Music Theater piece that includes the Koliadnyky, an ensemble of winter song singers from Kryvorivnia (Ukraine); the explosive Lemon Bucket Orkestra, a Ukrainian-klezmer-gypsy-rag-tag-punk super band from Canada; and an 18th century Baroque Nativity folk opera staged by Yara artists. La MaMa E.T.C. will present the piece December 27-30 in its Ellen Stewart Theater, 66 East Fourth Street (in Manhattan's East Village). Get a first look at the piece in the photos below!


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The Lemon Bucket Orkestra, a "Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-Punk-Super-Party-Band" from Toronto, will perform traditional Goat Songs in Yara Arts Group's "Midwinter Night: Sacred and Profane Rituals" December 27-30 at La MaMa. Photo courtesy of Lemon Bucket Orkestra.





The Lemon Bucket Orkestra, a "Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-Punk-Super-Party-Band" from Toronto, will perform traditional Goat Songs in Yara Arts Group's "Midwinter Night: Sacred and Profane Rituals" December 27-30 at La MaMa. Photo courtesy of Lemon Bucket Orkestra.





MIDWINTER NIGHT: SACRED AND PROFANE RITUALS -- Ivan Zelenchuk (center) is the lead singer of the Koliadnyky, an ensemble of winter song singers from Kryvorivnia (Ukraine) which will be featured in Yara Arts Group's "Midwinter Night: Sacred and Profane Rituals" December 27-30 at La MaMa. Photo by Alexander Khantaev.





"Midwinter Night: Sacred and Profane Rituals" -- In a Nativity folk opera, Rachel (Aurelia Shrenker) begs the King (Ostap Kostyuk) for her sons life. Production was created by Virlana Tkacz with music by Julian Kytasty and will be presented by La MaMa E.T.C. December 27-30, 2012. Photo by Makoto Takeuchi.



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