Shumka At 50

Described recently by the Globe & Mail as the Ukrainian version of Riverdance, this Edmonton-based dance troupe is on a 50th anniversary tour. While the troupe has a healthy respect for traditional folk music and dance from Ukraine, it also seeks to inject a contemporary vibe into some of its performances to reflect the experience of Ukrainian emigres who have settled in Canada over the past few decades or so.

On Sunday, Shumka is in Regina to perform its 50th anniversary show at Conexus Arts Centre. Start time is 7:30 p.m., and tickets are between $37-$67. To give you a taste of what to expect here’s a brief promo clip about the troupe:

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