Your Excellencies, Dear Guests, Дорогі Українці
Today is my pleasure to say that we have brought to you a small piece of my native country with its deep rooted culture of singing songs and dancing. I can affirm that from the beginning of the history of our people which starts in far-far past Ukrainians found a way to express any feeling, to share any idea and to tell any story in song and dance. It’s our ancient tradition to put our lives into the poetry, music and moves and thus to pass our history to our successors.
Ukrainian artistic heritage contains sad love stories, brave heroic songs and marches, touching melodies of mother’s care of her child, encouraging patriotic motifs, lyrical sadness on homeland, struggle of the nation fighting for its freedom, funny and ironic songs about daily situations and unlimited range of motifs taken from real life. You can find there anything you want – song and dance for any mood and circumstances.
On this reason I’m especially happy to introduce you our today’s guests.
Academic ensemble of folk dance “Nadzbruchanka” of Ternopil Regional Philharmonic. It was established 60 years ago in 1959.
Over the years of its activity members of “Nadzbruchanka” ensemble have been presenting their art to the audience from the Carpathians to the Pacific Ocean, they visited such countries as: Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, Canada, France, Spain, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, and now for the first time Middle East and Jordan particularly. The ensemble is the prize winner of international competitions and festival in Bulgaria and Poland.
All compositions in the repertoire of “Nadzbruchanka” are very emotional, and are full of colorful folk humor and professionalism.
Today also you will enjoy performance of Honored artist of Ukraine, the winner of Ukrainian and international song contests and festivals who performed in France, Latvia, Moldova, USA, Poland, Romania and other places Ruslana Lotsman. She came to us from Kyiv but was born on the Homeland of the great Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchenko. As you may know the Embassy of Ukraine in Amman is located on the street named after this poet.
As well Honored artist of Ukraine, Director of Taras Shevchenko Regional Drama Theater of Ternopil, who has in his biography over 50 performances all over the world Borys Repka will perform this evening for you.
Today’s performance is organized as a part of the ensemble’s visit to Jordan for participating in Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts and as well is designated to 28th Anniversary of Independence Day of Ukraine.
The artists have already performed in Petra, Irbid, Jerash, Amman and they will have other performances in Jordan during next days.
I hope that today this piece of Ukrainian culture will find a place in your hearts. Please enjoy.