Victory Day, May 9, is not just to celebrate but also to remember the tragedies of World War II.
After decades of Ukraine National Opera’s silence and stagnation, ballet lovers have enjoyed improvements in the last year.
This is the visual equivalent of the desserts-tasting platter in a good restaurant. The best parts of 10 classical and modern ballets will be performed in one show at the National Opera on June 9.
Olena Philipieva, the first prima of the National Opera will be the lead dancer.
A woman wearing a flirty yellow beret goes down the stairs of Kyiv Academic Youth Theatre checking out the photos on its walls. Somewhere there are photos from plays, written by her, too, but she doesn’t remember where exactly.
The Traditional Classics on Fridays series will feature Japanese pianist Chisato Kusunaki with works of Lyadov, Rachmaninoff and Medtner.
The Times remarked on her talent: ‘wonderfully fleet and supple fingers, quick to locate the music’s inner voices, able to dapple and perfume…she’ll be heard from; she’s got it.’
Jan 20, 8 p.m., Master Klass, 16 Lavrska St., 594-1063, ticket: Hr 40.