June 10, 2001
, Arkan - Ukrainian Dance Troupe
Arkan, a Ukrainian dance troupe from Ontario, will
be the headline performers at the 17th annual Multicultural Festival
on the Dartmouth Waterfront. The company consists of 20 of the
Academy's top dancers, between the ages of 15 to adult.
Arkan Dance Company is a registered not-for-profit charity
that frequently performs in and around the Toronto area, and
is often preparing for an international tour. Since their formation,
they have performed in Florida, Taiwan, Brazil, Manitoba, and
China, as cultural ambassadors of Canada and Ukraine at International
The Artistic Director of Arkan Dance Company and the Ukraine
Academy of Dance is Danovia Stechishin. She has been teaching
and choreographing ballet, modern, character and folk dance
for 22 years.
This year the group is participating in an exchange trip with
Mary's Islanders from here in Nova Scotia. Both groups will
be performing at the Opening Ceremonies of the Multicultural
June 5, 2001, Experience the World
Come experience the 17th Annual Multicultural
Festival. This year's theme is "Experience the World".
The Festival will be located at the Dartmouth Waterfront Events
Plaza on June 22, 23 and 24. The times are as follows: Friday
- 4 p.m. - midnight, Saturday - 10 a.m. - midnight, Sunday 10
a.m. - 7 p.m.
We are pleased to announce that the Masters of Ceremony hosting
this year's Opening Ceremony are performing artist Heather Rankin
and ATV's Todd Battis. This event will be held on June 22, and
attended by The Honourable Myra A. Freeman, Lieutenant Governor
of Nova Scotia, The Honourable Jane Purves, Department of Education,
Deputy Mayor Jerry Blumenthal, HRM, and many more. As part of
the Opening Ceremony all present will take part in a Reaffirmation
of Canadian Citizenship.
The Opening Ceremony of this year's Festival will highlight
culturally diverse song & dance such as Arkan - Ukrainian
dancers, Albanian music ensemble, Canadian Lebanon Society dancers,
NS Mass Choir, A Touch of Hope, Samba Nova and many more.