On Tuesday, 12 May, the 8th Ukrainian Spring Festival will open at Poznań University of Technology with a press conference and official presentation of the festival programme.
The press conference will be followed by a mini-concert – a taste of what the festival will be like. The performers will include: Mali Poligrodzianie, a group that this year celebrates their 30th birthday, with a choreography entitled “Ruski sen zimowy”, and an excellent bandura player Marina Terlecka who comes from Donetsk, but currently lives in Poznań.
The choreography was prepared by Karol Rogacki. The group will dance to the music of the old Rus.
Marina Terlecka has played the bandura, a Ukrainian folk instrument, since she was a child. She has tied her artistic life with Ignacy Jan Paderewski Musical Academy in Poznań.
Ukrainian Spring refers to a series of events held in Poznań and in the Greater Poland, dedicated to Ukrainian culture. A fixed part of the festival is a presentation of the latest artistic trends from Ukraine, and giving room for shared Polish-Ukrainian creative projects. In addition, the Ukrainian Spring is an opportunity to present young Ukrainian artists who live in Poland.