Привіт! Мене звати Оленка Торошенко і я виросла в Канаді а я живу в Аделаїді.Мої предки Українці.
Hello. My name is Olenka and I’m a Canadian living in Adelaide, my ancestors are Ukrainian.
I have a theatre show called ‘i am root’ being presented at The Melbourne Fringe from Oct 11-15th at The Archive Room, Festival Hub Trades Hall.
This is a one-woman (me!) physical theatre and ritual performance piece is about being a Ukrainian Canadian and trying to belong in Australia. I sing, dance, clown, story-tell, recite my spoken word poetry and chop буряки on stage!
I would like to invite you, the diaspora, to this show as of way of coming together, of me meeting you (I’ve been looking for you, I want to meet you!!) and wonder about what it means to be of Ukrainian descent in Australia at a time like this.
Get your tickets here: https://melbournefringe.com.au/event/i-am-root/ **Use discount code ‘diaspora’ for 20% full price tickets!
Watch short trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQNu3rCvhVM