Vohon Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
Now in its 35th year, Vohon is praised for its colourful diversity of talent, its amazing ability to transcend the traditional into new cultural landscapes, and its power to ignite the stage from the moment the curtain opens to the final Hopak!
The ensemble from Edmonton, Alberta, is under the artistic direction of Trish Kushniruk, Larissa Pohoreski, and Matt Karpiak; together they have over 80 years of dance and instructional experience. Their unique styles and vision combine to provide the dancers with challenging and innovative choreography, including both regional repertoire and character storyline pieces. Under their collaborative artistic leadership, the group of over 44 dancers presents a skillful blend of Ukrainian folk dance, ballet, and contemporary dance. The result is a captivating display of experimental Ukrainian dance that is blazing a remarkable path for the ensemble around the world.
Ken Kachmar, co-founder and owner of Vohon, is now proudly supporting the ensemble as Business Director for the company after over 35 years of dedicated Artistic leadership.
Since its inception, Vohon has had the privilege of performing at premier Ukrainian Festivals and other performances across Western Canada, the United States, Australia, Germany, Scotland, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Japan, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Ukraine, England, and most recently Portugal! Vohon is truly a strong ambassador for Edmonton’s Ukrainian community, as well as for their province and country.