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Virsky to touch down at Northrop

Having amply satisfied hard-core dance aficionados with its season opener, Random Dance (the buzz still hasn’t died down!), Northrop continues its plan to please all the people with a Sunday afternoon performance by Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company.

This renowned folk ensemble began in 1937 when Pavlo Virsky and Mykola Bolotov, well-known Ukrainian ballet-masters, assembled a group of folk dancers and began the choreography of the homeland. Virksy features vibrant costumed dancers whirling, leaping, stomping and exuberating all over the concert stage, in celebration of its cultural heritage.

Virsky is one of the few repositories of historical memory left in Eastern Europe. Absent from Northrop for 11 years, Virksy’s reappearance coincides with a program featuring choreography by a new generation of dance artists exploring the passions, events and emotions of Ukraine.

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Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company, 4 p.m. Sunday, , Oct. 11; Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis. Tickets $31-$51. 612-624-2345

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