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Bradford’s Ukrainian Youth Association Dance Ensemble Krylati, recently featured in a production of “Fiddler on the Roof” alongside Morley Amateur Operatic Society. Christine Castle from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) wrote that the performance: “gave its audience a superb evening’s entertainment”.
“Fiddler on the Roof” set in tsarist Russia, tells the story of Tevye, a father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain Jewish cultural and religious traditions despite a changing world. Tevye must decide what is most important, his family or his traditions, while the Tsar evicts the Jews from their village of Anatevka.
Krylati danced in the “To Life” scene and performed a “Bottle Dance” during the wedding of Tevye’s eldest daughter, Tzeitel. The NODA review commented on Krylati’s performance “An additional delight for me was seeing the Krylati Ukrainian Dance Troupe – what a brilliant edge they brought to the production”. Congratulations to everybody involved in a wonderful production.
Krylati will next be appearing at PyvoFest 2016 – a Ukrainian Beer Festival – at the Ukrainian Community Centre in Bradford on Friday 4th November. Tickets are available for both nights of the festival (4/5th November) via www.ticketsource.co.uk/ukieclublymanbd