Ukraine’s “executed renaissance”

Kurbas lecture poster, May 2019

Acclaimed curator and theatre director from New York Virlana Tkacz and artist Waldemart Klyuzko will give a talk in London tonight about Les KURBAS, Ukraine’s most important theatre director, who radically transformed Ukrainian theatre in the 1920s.

Kurbas and almost three hundred other representatives of Ukraine’s intelligentsia were shot at Sandarmokh between 27 October and 4 November 1937. They have become known as Ukraine’s “Executed Renaissance”.

Wednesday, 8 May, 7 pm. Main Hall of the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family, 21 Binney Street, Mayfair, London W1K 5BQ

Meanwhile, Yury DMITRIEV, who (with members of St Petersburg Memorial) discovered their final resting place not far from Medvezhegorsk in Karelia, is on trial for a second time in Petrozavodsk on charges that appear to be as fabricated as those brought against him in 2017.

Solovki Brotherhood
The Solovki Fellowship in front of the Ukraine Cross at Sandarmokh, 2013. (Yury Dmitriev’s bearded face can be seen in the top row, in front of the Cross.)

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