Yesterday was the 199th anniversary of the father of Ukrainian language and identity, Taras Shevchenko – poet, author and artist. Today is the anniversary of his death in St. Petersburgh, and two months later was re-buried in his native Ukraine to fulfill his last wishes as memorialized in his testament: My Testament (Zapovit) When I […]Read more "199th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko–Ukrainian Literature Day"
A new extensive body of works on the Holodomor is being launched in Toronto this Friday, bringing together key documents, eyewitness accounts, survivor testimonies and articles, many in English for the first time – and we’ve got a preview below! When: Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation, 2118A Bloor […]Read more "New ‘Holodomor sourcebook’ launches in Toronto Friday – and we’ve got the first chapter"
Professor Andriy Nahachewsky of the University of Alberta chronicles Ukrainian dance across borders and time in his new book Ukrainian Dance – A cross-cultural approach, analyzing traditional village culture as it expresses national identity as a an art form. Ukrainian dance is a vibrate, colorful and full of high energy with a European style that […]Read more "Book Review: Ukrainian Dance–A cross-cultural approach"
Today is the 198th anniversary of who many regard as the Ukrainian linguistic and artisanal architect, Taras Shevchenko. Fresh off a quick cameo on TV show ‘House’, his statue that was stolen from an Oakville park a decade ago was recovered last month and is on display now at the museum that bares his name […]Read more "198th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko, stolen statue unveiling & Ukrainian Literature day"
Making Bombs for Hitler begins in the aftermath of raids of Ukrainians kidnapped and transported to Nazi Germany as slave labour, known as Ostarbeiters. The main character Lida is separated from her sister Larissa and tries to survive the camp system with a keen intuition and quick wits, constantly in fear of what the fate or herself, […]Read more "Book Review: ‘Making Bombs for Hitler’"