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Lusia Pavlychenko


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Established in 1967 by Miss Lusia Pavlychenko (1933 - 2012), the ensemble has successfully reflected Ukrainian culture and tradition in the beauty of the performing art of dance. The ensemble's uniqueness is derived from the marriage of the Canadian experience and traditional Ukrainian roots.

Pavlychenko's rich and colourful repertoire with choreography from many different regions and time periods is enjoyed both locally and abroad. They are favourites at conventions, concerts, and unique occasions. One of these being the visit by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, to Canada in the spring of 2001. The ensemble also had the honour to be featured on the Rick Mercer Report in 2013 for their segment on the authentic Ukrainian New Year’s celebration, Malanka. They are very popular as regular performers at large scale social events like Saskatoon's Vesna Festival, Folkfest, Pysanka Festival in Vegreville, Alberta and Canada's National Ukrainian Festival in Dauphin, Manitoba.  


These have established the Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble as one of Saskatchewan's premiere performing groups. Pavlychenko has had the honour of performing with such distinguished groups as The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada, Saskatoon Symphony, Lastiwka Ukrainian Youth Choir, International Brass Band of Ottawa, Papa Duke Band, and Burya of Toronto.

Our Mission

Pavlychenko is a performing ensemble committed to the beauty of dance and the preservation of Ukrainian culture; the marriage of traditional folk dance and Canadiana with compelling new dance concepts, enriches the art of Ukrainian Staged Dance.

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