Inspired by stories and memories from the East End’s historic Ukrainian community, this 85th Anniversary tribute interweaves oral history with live theatre and music, haunting choral singing and the driving rhythms of Ukrainian dance. Bread and Salt is performed by a multi-generational cast of over sixty professional and community actors, singers, dancers and musicians. Co-writers - Beverly Dobrinsky and Savannah Walling with writings by Clifford Odets, Helen Potrebenko, Ivan Franko and Taras Shevchenko Director - James Fagan Tait* Music Director - Beverly Dobrinsky Actors - Montana Hunter, Stephen Maddock*, Billy Marchenski, Helen Volkow Musicians - Sheila Allen, Jonathan Bernard, Alex Chisholm, Mark Haney, Alison Jenkins, Bud and Heidi Kurz Conductors - Gregory Johnson and Beverly Dobrinsky Dance Directors - Debbie (Wishinki) Karras and Laurel (Parasiuk) Lawry Stage Manager - Leigh Kerr* With the Vancouver Folk Orchestra, Barvinok Choir, Dovbush Dancers the AUUC School of Dance. Choreographic contributions by Serguei Makarov, Liliya Chernous, Gina Alpen (Con8 Collective) and Danya Karras. *appearing courtesy of Canadian Actors Equity Association Click here for more information and the history of the Ukrainian Hall.
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