Dear family, friends, colleagues, greater Ukrainian diaspora and whoever’s eyes this may cross.
I, Olenka Toroshenko, am excited to announce our project ‘Rekindled Systems’ regional tour start in 2 weeks, NOVEMBER 2023, which brings Ukrainian-Canadian artist Olenka Toroshenko together with grass-roots First Nations artists to present a deeply cultural, multidisciplinary event honoring our respective communities, homelands and Ancestors and is the culmination of almost 3 years of production, de-production, developments, covid, floods and now a failed referendum and more…
Allara & Olenka
, Monica Jasmine Karo
, Culture Evolves
aka Brent Watkins,Corey Theatre
(Gunditjmara/Warrnambool; Brayakaulung/Traralgon), Bricky B
(Yorta Yorta/Shepparton), Bec Phillips and Mitchell Boney (Dja Dja Wurrung/Bendigo). We are very grateful to be able to start each event with a Welcome to Country, smoking ceremony and dancers from the local mobs.
The line up includes
have created a set of music, movement and storytelling that connects the dots between our stories, together under ‘Allara & Olenka’.
Myself, a Ukrainian-Canadian artist, alongside my dear friend and college Yorta Yorta artist
Throughout our set we parallel the struggles of learning and re-learning our languages, we call for justice and sing with hope for real freedom and self-determination of all Ukrainian and First Nations people and sovereignty all over the world by sharing our truth. The revolution continues.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! This final call out for your support of this tour in whatever way you can. We need you to pass on the messages, share far and wide. We need bums in seats. We need to get the word out. We ask you kindly to please invite your friends, their mums, your family and friends, basically anyone you know, and last but not least Ukrainian new-comers.
PerformancesSat 11 Nov, 6pm The Engine Room, 58 View St, Bendigo Web 15 Nov, 6pm Lighthouse Studio, 185 Timor St, Warrnambool Sat 18 Nov, 5:30pm Gippsland Performing Arts Centre, Little Theatre, 32 Kay St, Traralgon Wed 22 Nov, 6pm Riverlinks Eastbank, 70 Welsford St, Shepparton Thurs 23 Nov, 6pm, Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon, 31 Sturt St, MelbourneWorkshopsFri 10 Nov, 1pm – 4pm, Park Studio Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View St, Bendigo Tues 14 Nov, 4pm – 7pm, Lighthouse Theatre, 185 Timor St, Warrnambool Sun 19 Nov, 2pm – 5pm, Gippsland Performing Arts Centre, Little Theatre, 32 Kay St, Traralgon
Tues 21 Nov, 2pm, Riverlinks Eastbank, Shepparton
FINAL SHOW’S JUST ADDED
We are excited to announce we are bringing the show home to Naarm.
Hosted by MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE on Thursday 23rd November at 6pm, Monica Jasmine Karo and Culture Evolves will join for this last very special show. TICKETS ON SALE NOW.
Allara & Olenka will also be jumping in the ALWAYS LIVE SOUNDBOX in the Arts Precinct Forecourt on Saturday 25th November at 5:00pm and will be sharing favourite parts of their show and chatting about the tour!
See you all soon fam xx