Cheres Folk Ensemble

Cheres, a phenomenal ensemble of traditional Ukranian dance practitioners takes over BBNYCO to teach arkan, a cycle dance, polka with its splits and twists, and kolomeyka, among many other dances from both eastern steppe and western mountainous Ukraine’s regions. Dressed in traditional hand-embroidered costumes, Cheres performs instrumentals and lyrical songs using traditional wooden flute (sopilka), clarinet, ocarina, telenka (a one-holed end-blown flute), accordion, and percussion instruments. This episode was created in partnership with the Flurry Festival and the Bronx Music Heritage Center.


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