Based in New York City, Syzokryli has performed extensively throughout the United States, having graced some of its finest stages including (in NY) Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music; (in PA) the Academy of Music and Robin Hood Dell East; (in NJ) the PNC Arts Center and Newarks’ Symphony, and Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. In 1992, Syzokryli concluded a highly successful and critically acclaimed tour of Ukraine, appearing in opera houses in Ukraine’s major cities, including Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, and Ivano-Frankivsk.
SYZOKRYLI UKRAINIAN DANCE ENSEMBLE
What They Are Saying
During the final dance the floor shook under the weight of the full ensemble. It was an intoxicating spectacle of flailing limbs adorned in bright fabrics.
Nevertheless, the most notable act was 'Hopak,' which featured an awe-inspiring, eye-dazzling display of athletic and artistic ability in the ensembles dancers.
We are immensely grateful that Syzokryli came to perform and represent Ukraine in the festival. Tears of joy filled our eyes at the beginning of Pryvit as a living proof that Ukraine will always be alive in our hearts
Syzokryli has earned a reputation as one of the world’s finest Ukrainian Folk Dance Ensembles because of Roma Pryma Bohachevsky’s visionary choreographies, often tackling serious subject matter such as the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the murder of Ukrainian songwriter Vasyl Ivasiuk, and the 9-11 terror attack on our city and the pluralism it represents.
Nurtured by their artistic director and choreographer, the Syzokryli Dancers all share tremendous love for their art form, and express that passion the moment they set foot on the stage. Whether on the road, rehearsing at home in New York City, or at one of our Summer Dance Workshops, the ensemble is constantly working at preserving the rich traditions of Ukrainian Folk Dance and broadening the range of expression through our unique choreographies