What’s Up Tymoshenko Attorney Expelled From Parliament Wow. That’s all we can say about the State’s recent decision to strip Batkivschyna MP Serhiy Vlasenko of his seat in parliament. For those who don’t know, or haven’t been paying attention, Mr Vlasenko is the lead defence attorney to Yulia Tymoshenko – Ukraine’s gas princess who has been languishing between hospital bed and jail for nearly a year and a half. To be fair, it was one of the country’s administrative courts which stripped Vlasenko of his seat. By the sounds of it, however, it was a decision made at the insistence of Volodymyr Rybak, Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament and member of the ruling Party of Regions. According to Rybak, Vlasenko was “improperly combining work as a legislator and a lawyer”. In response, Vlasenko said he was representing Tymoshenko free of charge and had no other legal clients, which, as to be expected, fell on deaf ears. What makes this latest act of retribution more than just a little perturbing is that without his parliamentary seat, Tymoshenko’s lawyer (and former MOP) is no longer immune from prosecution. It has led many to believe, including this publication, that Vlasenko is now nothing but a sitting duck, and will soon be jailed just like his client, preventing any further work on the case. And the EU is going to be mightily perturbed by this latest attack on opposition parliamentarians. It’s only been a week or so since the EU handed Yanukovych an ultimatum: do something about the opposition politicians behind bars by May, or forget the association agreement. Stefan Fuele, EU enlargement commissioner, has already expressed his displeasure on Twitter: “Stripping a parliamentarian of his mandate like in the case of Valsenko is not the European way. Does this bring Ukraine closer to the EU?” Of course not! And we have to assume the government knows this.
Head Freedomfighter To Take Up New Post? We here at What’s On have just caught wind of a story that could see Oleh Tyahnybok, leader of the ultra far-right Svoboda party, run for the position of head honcho of Kyiv. That’s right folks, should Vitality Klitschko decide that he doesn’t want to take on the position, residents of the Ukrainian capital could well have the king of nationalism run for the position. The statement was made by Tyahnybok himself on Sunday 10 March in an interview with Radio Svoboda: “Of course, Svoboda can nominate its own candidates,” he is quoted as saying. “Ilyenko, for instance. And I can go if there is such a political need. But surely if Klitschko says ‘I’m going’ then Svoboda and Batkivschyna will work toward his candidacy.” With the elections currently scheduled for 2 June 2013, let’s hope Klitschko takes one for the team and gets on that mayoral campaign trail now – the city has already had to deal with one loony as its representative in previous years, it certainly doesn’t need another.
Shevchenko Commemorated March 2014 will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of poet and artist Taras Shevchenko, and, as expected, the country will mark the occasion with celebrations across the country, according to Minister of Culture, Leonid Novohatko. “I really want to see the 200th anniversary of Taras Shevchenko to become a unifying factor in the political, social, spiritual and artistic life of our society,” he is quoted as saying. So make sure you’re in town – Ukrainians know how to throw a good party!
Armed Combat Dolphins Escape! Ever seen that movie where they train dolphins to attach limpet mines to ships? Well, according to a report online, that very thing is happening in Crimea, and three of the dolphins escaped during training with armed weapons attached to their heads. According to the report, a document was leaked anonymously from the Research Centre of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oceanarium which stated that three of these cute but now deadly creatures had done a runner during an exercise in the open sea. Smart as these animals are, they managed to evade recapture despite an extensive search, and now those in charge are asking the commander of the ﬂeet to carry out a sonar search. So the message this year, while on your trip to Yalta, is don’t go in the water – not because there may be a great white lurking beneath the waves, but a dolphin – armed and dangerous.
Weekly Language Tutorial Peredayte, bud laska
Ukrainian Book is Among 250 of the World’s Best for Children and Young Adults Young and in love, Ivas is the main character in Eight Days from the Life of Burunduk, a witty and empathetic tale of ﬁrst love, disappointment and the lengths a young boy will go to in order to have his affection returned. Shortlisting it onto the world’s 250 best children’s books this year, writer Ivan Andrusyak had to compete with thousands of entries from more than 40 countries to appear on White Ravens 2013 catalogue of best books, a respected collection of “especially noteworthy books” as decided by the International Youth Library and updated annually. The entire collection of books will be presented at the 2013 Bologna Children’s Book Fair on 25 – 28 March. Mr Andrusyak is not the ﬁrst Ukrainian writer whose works have made this prestigious list: in 2011, Vasyl Holoborodko’s poetic book (A Glove Ful of Poems) was also acknowledged.
Not one word, obviously, but an expression, which is essential while using one of Kyiv’s various methods of public transport – the marshrutka. Literally translated as “pass, please”, it asks the person in front of you to pass along the fare from passengers sitting on the back. So, the next time you ﬁnd yourself aboard one of these little yellow buses, rather than forcing your way through a horde of people just to hand over your 2.50hrv, tap the person in front of you and say, “peredayte, bud laska”. The money will (almost) always make to the front, with your change returning in the same way.
This Week in History 20 March 1639 Ivan Mazepa is born. He becomes Hetman of Ukraine at the age of 50 and tirelessly works for Ukraine’s independence from the Russian Empire. He is remembered in world history for his support of Swedish King Charles XII and his Russian invasion, and here in Ukraine for his spirit of generosity, especially in the spheres of education, culture and printed media.
17 March 1856 Well-known Russian artist Mykhaylo Vrubel is born. His name is synonymous with Kyiv too, however, with many works featured in Volodymyrskiy cathedral and Kyrylivska church. It was he who also restored many of the murals in St Sophia cathedral.
19 March 1917 A mass demonstration of 100,000 people takes place in Kyiv. This particular “revolution” does not gain the independence it had initially set out for. It does, however, become the biggest gathering of Ukrainians in the country’s history, until the Orange Revolution of 2004.
19 March 1930 Lina Kostenko – the well-known Ukrainian poetess, is born. Fighting ﬁrst the Soviet totalitarian regime and later the post-Soviet syndrome that pervades independent Ukraine, she remains one of the country’s symbols of non-conformism even today.
Mystery British Man Rescued by Ukrainian Armed Forces Imagine, making your way to Ukraine with a small to do list: visit Chornobyl, toss back a little vodka followed by some salo, maybe meet a girl. When suddenly, you’re taken and held against your will by supposed kidnappers and made to call your family who are required to provide a ransom for your release. All of a sudden, Ukraine doesn’t seem like such a nice place to visit after all, making you wish you’d gone to the Med instead. It was just this scenario, or one not far off, that a British man experienced last week. Checking into a hotel in Dnipropetrovsk on Sunday 3 March, he was apparently seized by three men. His relatives learned of the situation just two days later when they received a call from the unidentiﬁed abducted man. Thanks to a bit of quick-thinking at their end, the man’s frightened family got in touch with the British embassy in Kyiv, who then contacted the Ukrainian authorities. It was they who dispatched members of Ukraine’s special forces to go after the foursome, who were found that same day in a car travelling from Dnipropetrovsk to Kharkiv. According to Ihor Volovik of the SBU, “The man was a tourist. His kidnappers demanded $30,000 from his relatives for his release, which was supposed to be passed via an electronic money transfer system. The man was freed by Alpha ofﬁcers and the three kidnappers are under arrest.” The man’s identity is being withheld for the time being, which only makes us want to know who it is that much more. A Brit here on the downlow making for a good kidnap victim… That could be any number of British bad boys – Wayne Rooney, Prince Harry, Russell Brand, just to name a few!
17 March 1995 Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada scraps the Crimean Constitution and post of Crimean President for actions against the state and promoting relations with Russia. Today, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea has its own legislative branch – the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea, and executive power branch – the Council of Ministers of Crimea.
Editor Takes it in the Teeth, Literally Taras Chornoivan, the editor of a newspaper in Vinnytsia, was brutally attacked last week, as reported by the Kyiv-based press freedom group Institute for Mass Information (IMI). Apparently, the attack occurred on the evening of Tuesday 5 March, and sent Chornoivan to a nearby hospital where he was treated for broken ribs and teeth, a concussion, chest trauma, and multiple bruises. The paper is Tarasova Pravda and is one known for its controversial reporting. One of the publication’s most recent series of articles accuses former governor Oleksandr Dombrovskiy of vote rigging in last year’s parliamentary election, accompanied by a rather explicit illustration of Dombrovskiy on the toilet. Chornoivan believes Tuesday’s attack was brought on by the publication of these articles. While authorities have issued a probe into the case, little is known at the moment. The three unidentiﬁed men who beat Chornoivan did not take anything from him, and ﬂed the scene immediately after police were called, according to a friend of the editor. Not surprisingly, Dombrovskiy denies any involvement in the attack, and says neither he nor his staff had seen or read any of the previous articles printed in Tarasova Pravda. But that doesn’t seem to be good enough for the Committee to Protect Journalists, they are after blood and say that the “Ukrainian authorities must apprehend the assailants”.
This Week Theatre & Classical Music
15–21 March 2013
Peace Through Music
SMALL CRIMES OF MARRIAGE Psychological detective story in 1 act Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921
The Best of Keiko (Japan, piano) Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)
19 March at 19.00 Keiko Matsui is one of the world’s most interesting modern musicians, whose music both reaches and touches a large audience. Part of that audience can be found here in Ukraine, with fans stretching across the country. As a regular guest to the Ukrainian capital, Matsui brings her best to Kyiv this week; compositions of which incorporate many genres such as jazz, instrumental, new age, classical and meditative. “I feel like my role on this earth is to make peace through music,” Keiko told us in a previous interview with What’s On. How can you argue with that? Tickets are 190 – 990hrv. For more information call 247-2316.
15 Friday AN EVENING OF ITALIAN MUSIC Featuring Kyiv Soloists National Chamber Ensemble Works by Boccherini, Paganini, Tartini Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697 THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Opera in 3 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169 AN EVENING OF PIANO MUSIC Featuring Roman Lopatynsky (UA, piano) Time: 20.00 Master Klass Culture Centre (Lavrska 16a) 594-1063 SENTIMENTAL CRUISE Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921 THE FOURTH SISTER Black comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392
DANGEROUS LIAISONS Suspenseful intrigue Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955
NATALKA POLTAVKA Opera in 3 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169
MR X Operetta in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Kyiv Operetta (V Vasylkivska 53/3) 287-6257
THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA Farce in 2 acts Time: 18.00 TREES DIE STANDING Play in 3 acts Time: 19.00 OLEKSANDR VERTYNSKIY. HOST OF THE BALL Mono-spectacle Time: 20.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223
THE FEAR OF DESIRE Tragic comedy in 1 act Time: 19.00 Suzirya Theatre (Yaroslaviv Val 14b) 278-4587
16 Saturday AN EVENING OF JAZZ MUSIC Featuring Rukomoynikov (saxophone), Davydov (piano) Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697 AN EVENING OF VIVALDI MUSIC Featuring Lyatoshynsky Classical Music Ensemble Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186
EVENINGS IN ATHENS Tragic-comedy in 2 acts (from the play Colombo) Time: 19.00 THE RIGHT FOR LOVE Comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392 CLEOPATRA Improvisation in jazz style Time: 19.00 Suzirya Theatre (Yaroslaviv Val 14b) 278-4587 BOLERO AND RAIN Two modern ballets 1 act each by Kyiv Modern Ballet Time: 19.00 Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-4280
17 Sunday LA TRAVIATA Opera in Italian in 4 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169 GYPSY BARON Operetta in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Kyiv Operetta (V Vasylkivska 53/3) 287-6257 NO. 13 Comedy of our day in 2 acts Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223 LYUBOFF! Ironic comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 THE MARINATED ARISTOCRAT Ukrainian/British fantasy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392 A PHONE-CALL FROM THE PAST Comedy in 2 acts Time: 15.00 OPISKIN, FOMA! Comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955
Vasyl Popadyuk (UA, violin) and the National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)
21 March at 19.00 The Ukrainian Paganini, the Golden Violin, the Violin Maestro – this is how Vasyl Popadyuk is known due to his mastery of the violin and passionate performance. His speciﬁc genre is difﬁcult to deﬁne, as he mixes classical, Slavic, gypsy, folk, pop and jazz, throwing his own personal ﬂair in the mix. Tonight, at Palace Ukraine, along with the National Orchestra of Folk Instruments, you’ll hear this internationally recognised Ukrainian phenomenon come to life! Tickets are 80 – 450hrv. For more information call 247-2316.
OF MICE AND MEN Drama w/ Benuik & Khostikoev Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223
SHAKESPERIMENTS Ballet in 1 act by Kyiv Modern Ballet Time: 19.00 Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-4280
19 VIENNA WALTZ Ballet in 2 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169 NATALKA POLTAVKA Ukrainian musical drama in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921
CRAMPED IN MY NAME The Sergei Esenin and Isadora Duncan love story Time: 19.00 Suzirya Theatre (Yaroslaviv Val 14b) 212-4188
THE AUDIENCE IS NOT ALLOWED IN Comedy in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955
PLAYING CHONKIN Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955 ZORBA THE GREEK Play in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921
OSCAR – GOD A secret dialogue Time: 19.00 Suzirya Theatre (Yaroslaviv Val 14b) 212-4188
LA BESTIA E LA VIRTU Italian anecdote about women’s virtue Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392
OLDER SON Drama in 2 acts Time: 19.30 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 55) 234-4223
Thursday AN EVENING OF MUSSORGSKY Featuring National Academic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Honyukov (bass) Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697
ASSO & PIAF A history of love Time: 19.00 Suzirya Theatre (Yaroslaviv Val 14b) 212-4188
CYRANO DE BERGERAC The life of… Time: 19.00 Drama & Comedy Theatre on the Dnipro (Brovarskiy Pr 25) 517-1955
IN THE DRUMMING LANE History of the railroad in 27 scenes Time: 19.00 Suzirya Theatre (Yaroslaviv Val 14b) 212-4188
AN EVENING OF CLASSICAL MUSIC Featuring Sydorenko (organ), Nazarenko (soprano) Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186
ROMEO & JULIET Ballet in 3 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169
THE BLUE AUTOMOBILE Tragic comedy in 1 act Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392
SENIOR FROM THE HIGHEST SOCIETY Comedy w/Benuik & Khostikoev Time: 19.00 L Ukrainka Russian Drama Theatre (B Khmelnytskoho 5) 234-4223
AN EVENING OF CLASSICAL MUSIC Featuring Kudryashov (flute), Mymryk (saxophone) Time: 19.00 National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2) 278-1697
AN EVENING OF POPULAR OPERA Featuring Alessandro Safina (Italy, vocal) Time: 19.00 Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103) 247-2316
CROSSING ROADS Drama in 2 acts Time: 19.00 I Franko Ukrainian Drama Theatre (Ivana Franka 3) 279-5921
The Ukrainian Paganini
THE MERRY WIDOW Operetta in 2 acts Time: 19.00 Kyiv Operetta (V Vasylkivska 53/3) 287-6257
AN EVENING OF BACH Featuring Shvydka (soprano), Sivachenko (violin), Hosachynsky (cello), Kharechko (organ) Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186
Wednesday AN EVENING OF CLASSICAL AND VOCAL MUSIC Featuring Lipinska (mezzo-soprano), Ishchak (counter-tenor), Reurova (piano), Koshuba (organ) Time: 19.30 National House of Organ and Chamber Music (V Vasylkivska 77) 528-3186 IOLANTA Russian opera in 2 acts Time: 19.00 National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50) 279-1169 EYES OF THE BLUE DOG Incredible love story in 1 act Time: 19.00 Molody Theatre (Prorizna 17) 278-7392
A Rare Musical Talent Inbal Megiddo (Israel, cello) and the Kyiv Chamber Orchestra National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2)
17 March at 19.00 The beautiful and exceptionally talented Inbal Megiddo is a musician to be reckoned with. Having received world acclaim from some of the toughest critics, this cellist has been at her trade since the age of two, giving her ﬁrst performance just a year later. Later, selected by the Stradivari Society as a rising star “with the rare combination of extraordinary interpretive depth, virtuosity, and charisma”, she received the Stradivarian cello as reward. Proving herself with Mstislav Rostropovich most recently, she has been invited to perform with Roman Kaufman and his Kyiv Chamber Orchestra. Tickets are 20 – 100hrv. For more information call 278-1697.
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This Week Art
15–21 March 2013
The Ukrainian Michelangelo Code of Pinsel Mystetsky Arsenal (Lavrska 10-12)
From 19 March until 20 April The international art-community has recently discovered works by the “Ukrainian Michelangelo” – Johann Pinsel. After a sensational presentation of his sculptures in the Louvre, the exhibition moves to Mystetsky Arsenal, where the works of this 18th century artist will continue to get the attention they deserve. Within this same exhibition and in the same physical space of Arsenal, 10 modern Ukrainian and foreign artists will create their own pieces in response to those of Pinsel. The life of Johann Georg Pinsel is full of mystery – we can’t even say for sure that he was Ukrainian. What historians do know for certain, however, is that Pinsel spent most of his career working in what is now western Ukraine, living in the town of Buchach in the Ternopil region.
FRAGMENTATION Exhibition of paintings by Viktor Deysun (UA) and Carlos Garcia Laos (Spain) Museum of Modern Art (Hlybochytska 17) From 28 February until 31 March 099-245-1118
His sculptures are deeply religious – they depict notable personages and stories from the Bible. However, unlike other pious artists, Pinsel humanised his saints and apostles and their struggles, creating expressive works brimming with emotion. Art historians say Pinsel combined Gothic plastic art, ancient Ukrainian woodcarving traditions, and Byzantine culture to create a Baroque style all his own and make these wooden monuments “speak out”. Through his works, Pinsel set out to make his audience respond emotionally, and he succeeded. The sharp angles of Pinsel’s carved, draped robes set a tense, dramatic mood and the poignant faces of his characters leave a lasting impression. It was this emotional impact that led Lviv Art Gallery researcher Borys Voznytsky to dub Pinsel the “Ukrainian Michelangelo”. Thanks goes to Voznytsky for the discovery of these incredible pieces and to Mystetsky Arsenal for presenting them. For more information call 288-5225.
ANIMAL EMOTIONS Exhibition of photographic works by Wolf Ademeit (Germany) Brucie Collections Gallery (Artema 55b) From 7 March until 28 April 205-4264
SURFACE Exhibition of paintings by Vlada Ralko (UA) Karas Gallery (Andriivskiy Uzviz 22a) From 6 until 25 March 238-6531
MAY THERE ALWAYS BE MOTHER... Exhibition of works by Yuriy Yermolenko (UA) Zeh Gallery (Frunze 69) From 9 March until 30 April 591-1369
UNEXPECTED SHEVCHENKO Exhibition of art-works by Taras Shevchenko and other artists of his time Museum of Taras Shevchenko (Shevchenko Blvd 12) From 1 March until 19 May 066-155-9237
BLACK BLOOD Exhibition of graphics by Serhiy Kononchuk (UA) National Art Museum (Hrushevskoho 6) From 1 until 31 March 278-7454
15 Friday THE PRINCESS OF DAYDREAMS Adventures in fairytale land in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Lypska Youth Theatre (Lypska 15/17) 253-6219
A Rare Treat Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs (ballet in 3 acts) National Opera Theatre of Ukraine (Volodymyrska 50)
16 March at 12.00 The story of Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs was inspired almost 170 years ago, and is every bit as popular today as it was back then. As a tale that has drama, love, humour and of course that happy ending, it was one that once motivated Polish composer Bohdan Pavlovsky and later Russian dancer and choreographer Genrikh Mayorov to create a ballet for children. The staging of this ballet in the National Opera House is a rare treat indeed – so don’t miss it! Tickets are 20 – 150hrv. For more information call 279-1169. KYIV ACADEMIC PUPPET THEATRE Hrushevskoho 1a (Park Khreshchatyk) 278-5808 www.akadempuppet.kiev.ua KYIV MUNICIPAL PUPPET THEATRE Myropilska 1 513-1500 www.puppet-theater.kiev.ua MARIINSKIY PARK Arsenalna Metro
MARIONETTE THEATRE Sahaidachnoho 29/3 417-3058 www.history.marionet.com.ua NATIONAL CIRCUS OF UKRAINE Peremohy 2 486-3856 www.circus.kiev.ua KYIV ZOO Peremohy 32 277-47-69
ASTRONOMY FOR KIDS Educational programme Time: 11.00 THE STARRY SKY ABOVE US Educational programme Time: 13.00 THE STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSE Educational programme Time: 15.00 THE CONSTELLATION OF LOVE Educational programme Time: 17.00 Kyiv Planetarium (V Vasylkivska 57\3) 287-7508
16 Saturday YOU ARE SPECIAL Musical fairytale in 1 act for children 3+ Time: 11.00 THE PRINCE & THE PRINCESS Fairytale in 2 acts for children 5+ Time: 12.00 Lypska Youth Theatre (Lypska 15/17) 253-6219
FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE DYVOSVIT M Malinovskoho 24/10 502-0088 www.dyvosvit.ua NEMO DOLPHINARIUM Academic Hlushkov 9 520-5555 www.nemokiev.com KYIV PLANETARIUM V Vasylkivska 57/3 287-7508 www.planet.org.ua
FROM HEART TO HEART New circus programme Time: 13.00, 17.00 National Circus (Peremohy Pl 2) 486-3856
FROM HEART TO HEART New circus programme Time: 13.00, 17.00 National Circus (Peremohy Pl 2) 486-3856
MERRY BEARS Puppet-play for children 3+ Time: 13.00 IVASYK TELESYK Puppet-play for children 3+ Time: 15.00 THE FROG PRINCESS Puppet-play for children 4+ Time: 17.00 Kyiv Puppet Theatre (Hrushevskoho 1a) 278-0566
SNOW WHITE & THE 7 DWARFS Ballet in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-3116
POLLYANNA Drama in 2 acts for children 10+ Time: 13.00 Lypska Youth Theatre (Lypska 15/17) 253-6219
A STARRY FAIRYTALE Educational programme Time: 11.00 MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE STARRY SKY Educational programme Time: 13.00 A TRIP TO THE UNIVERSE Educational programme Time: 15.00 BLACK HOLES OF THE UNIVERSE Educational programme Time: 17.00 Kyiv Planetarium (V Vasylkivska 57\3) 287-7508
17 Sunday A FAIR MESS Burlesque in 2 acts for children 7+ Time: 12.00 Lypska Youth Theatre (Lypska 15/17) 253-6219
AQUA PARK IN TERMINAL Brovary, Kyivska 316 200 29 80/81 www.aquapark-terminal.com.ua DREAM LAND AQUA PARK Obolonskiy 21b 485-2111/12 OSTRICH FARM Yasnohorodka, Podlesna 32 (30km from Kyiv) 353-8821 www.ostrich.com.ua
EARTH – OUR SPACE HOME Educational programme Time: 11.00 THE STARRY SKY ABOVE US Educational programme Time: 13.00 THREATS FROM SPACE Educational programme Time: 15.00 MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE STARRY SKY Educational programme Time: 17.00 Kyiv Planetarium (V Vasylkivska 57/3) 287-7508 THE SPECKLED HEN AND THE GOLDEN SUN Puppet-play for children 3+ Time: 11.00 THE MYSTERIOUS HIPPOPOTAMUS Puppet-play for children 3+ Time: 13.00 THUMBELINA Puppet-play for children 4+ Time: 15.00 THE GOLDEN KEY Puppet-play for children 3+ Time: 17.00 Kyiv Puppet Theatre (Hrushevskoho 1a) 278-0566
HORSE-RIDING CENTRE NABEG Vyshhorodska 85a 360-3838 (call in advance) www.loshadi.kiev.ua CENTRAL HORSE RACE TRACK OF UKRAINE Akademika Hlushkova 10 526-2053 www.ipodrom-kiev.at.ua EXHIBITION CENTRE PARK Akademika Hlushkova 1 www.expocenter.com.ua
STATE MUSEUM OF TOYS Klovskiy Spusk 8 253-5400 INTERESTING KYIV TOURS 364-5111 www.interesniy.kiev.ua PYROHOVO OPEN AIR MUSEUM Trolleybus 11 from Lybidska Metro 526-5765 www.pirogovo.org.ua
MOWGLI Ballet in 2 acts Time: 13.00 Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-3116
21 Thursday THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF Tragic comedy in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Lypska Youth Theatre (Lypska 15/17) 253-6219 THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO Musical in 2 acts Time: 12.00 Kyiv Theatre of Opera & Ballet for Children & Youth (Mezhyhirska 2) 425-3116
MAMAEVA SLOBODA MUSEUM M Dontsya 2 361-9848 www.mamajeva-sloboda.ua NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDEN Timiryazevska 1 284-9506 www.nbg.kiev.ua EXPERIMENTANIUM MUSEUM Verkhniy Val 2a 417-4033 www.experimentanium.com.ua
This Week Live Music
15–21 March 2013
20 Years of Blues
IMPROVISE (jazz) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Divan (Besarabska 2) 235-7366
The Brothers of Blues (UA, blues) Crystal Hall (Dniprovskiy Spusk 1)
19 March at 20.00 Playing on stages throughout the country, not to mention the continent, the Brothers of Blues are fairly thought to be Ukraine’s best when it comes to blues. Getting their start back in 1993 as the Chervona Ruta Festival winner, they’ve come up with their own sound, mixing rock with soul, gospel and even a little country for good measure. With eight albums out in the last 20 years, their most recent, The City That Never Sleeps, was recorded in 2011 in Austria. Get ready – Ukraine’s juke joint is going to be hot tonight. Tickets are 200 – 600hrv. For more information call 538-0100.
BEEFEATERS, THE MAGMA Time: 21.00 Admission: free Bochka Khmilna (B Khmelnytskoho 3b) 390-6106
MAGIC BAND (cover band) Time: 20.00 Admission: call for details Whiskey Corner (Sophiivska 16/16) 279-0215
THE MAGMA, CARTE BLANCHE (cover bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: call and check Bochka Pyvna (Khreshchatyk 19a) 459-0551
BRAZZAVILLE (US, indie) Time: 22.00 Admission: call for details Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 RED ROCKS (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Hlushkova 11) 067-239-8977 TANIA BERQ (pop-rock) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Divan (Besarabska 2) 235-7366 MOTOR’ROLLA, CRAZY TRAIN (pop-rock, cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 75hrv Docker’s ABC (Khreshchatyk-Zankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 MAD HEADS, MAMA MIA (rock, cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 100hrv Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 451-8528
ST PATRICK’S WITH YOGHURT (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 50hrv Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 TARTILA (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Hlushkova 11) 067-239-8977 DEAD BOYS GIRLFRIEND (rock) Time: 20.00 Admission: 60hrv Divan (Besarabska 2) 235-7366
NICOLAS TYM & OLEH ADZHIKAEV (acoustic rock) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Cosmopolite Hotel (V Hetmana 6) 205-3520
MAD HEADS XL, MORE KHUANA (rockabilly, cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 75hrv Docker’s ABC (Khreshchatyk-Zankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717
ALLOISE (pop) Time: 20.00 Admission: 150hrv Tolstoy Club (V Vasylkivska 19) 200-3838
MOTOR’ROLLA, WHISTLING DIXIE (rock, cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 75hrv Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 537-1340
IRYNA ALEGROVA (RU, pop) Time: 19.00 Admission: 250-2,000hrv Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103) 247-2444 TRES DESEOS (cover band) Time: 20.00 Admission: call for details Whiskey Corner (Sophiivska 16/16) 279-0215
CHILL OUT, INJEER (cover bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Bochka Khmilna (B Khmelnytskoho 3b) 390-6106 INJEER, LEHKIY FLIRT (cover bands) Time: 21.00 Admission: call and check Bochka Pyvna (Khreshchatyk 19a) 459-0551
17 Sunday IRYNA ALEGROVA (RU, pop) Time: 19.00 Admission: 250–2,000hrv Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103) 247-2444
Cooperation at its Finest Francophonie Week featuring Jeremie Kisling (Switzerland, chanson) Faberge (Prorizna 8)
21 March at 19.30 The last three years has seen an inﬂux in activity between the embassies of Switzerland and France, producing a week of Fracophonie collaboration the city has come to know and love. This year, Swiss singer Jeremie Kisling comes to croon Kyiv audiences with tracks from his newest album Tout m’échappe. As the fourth in his discography, this EP is a good representation of the sound Kisling is known for – vintage synths featuring enchanting harmonies. Admission is free. For more information call 097-284-7778.
SERGE TABACHNIKO & NOBODY.ONE, SOYUZ 44 (jazz) Time: 22.00 Admission: call for details Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 MAJOR PRONIN (rock) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Hlushkova 11) 067-239-8977 TAINA TRETEI PLANETY (rock) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Divan (Besarabska 2) 235-7366 CARNIVAL HEAT (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Docker’s ABC (Khreshchatyk-Zankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717
UNDERWOOD, PARTYZANSKI VYTIVKY (cover bands) Time: 22.00 Admission: call for details Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 537-1340 NICOLAS TYM & OLEH ADZHIKAEV (acoustic rock) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Babuin (S Petlyury 10) 235-7316
18 Monday PERFECT STRANGER (lounge) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137 BORODIN BAND (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Hlushkova 11) 067-239-8977 DIVAN JAZZ BAND (jazz) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Divan (Besarabska 2) 235-7366 CHILL OUT (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: free Docker’s ABC (Khreshchatyk-Zankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 ANIMALS’ SESSION (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 537-1340
ROCKING WOLVES (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 30hrv Docker’s ABC (Khreshchatyk-Zankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 THE MAGMA (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 537-1340 POST SCRIPTUM (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: 30hrv Bochka Khmilna (B Khmelnytskoho 3b) 390-6106
T E MORRIS (UK) & THE PITONS (rock) Time: 22.00 Admission: 40hrv Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137
DEN ROCK’N’ROLL (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Hlushkova 11) 067-239-8977
VESPERO (RU), KROBAK (psychedelic) Time: 22.00 Admission: 50hrv Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137
TURNAROUND (pop-rock) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Divan (Besarabska 2) 235-7366
DYADYA VASYA (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Hlushkova 11) 067-239-8977
TEX-MEX CO (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 20hrv Docker’s ABC (Khreshchatyk-Zankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717
QWERTY FINGERS (pop-rock) Time: 20.00 Admission: free Divan (Besarabska 2) 235-7366
TRES DESEOS (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 537-1340
20 Wednesday INDIEGO (indie) Time: 22.00 Admission: 40hrv Art Club 44 (Khreshchatyk 44b) 279-4137
NICOLAS TYM & OLEH ADZHIKAEV (acoustic rock) Time: 21.00 Admission: free O’Brien’s (Mykhalivska 17a) 279-1584 MAMA MIA (cover band) Time: 22.00 Admission: 30hrv Docker’s ABC (Khreshchatyk-Zankovetskoi 15/4) 278-1717 CHILL OUT (cover band) Time: 21.30 Admission: free Docker Pub (Bohatyrska 25) 537-1340
MAX TAVRICHESKIY (cover band) Time: 21.00 Admission: free Route 66 (Hlushkova 11) 067-239-8977
12 Years of Unity 12th International Jazz Festival Ednist (UA, Poland, Germany, Kazakhstan) Operetta Theatre (V Vasylkivska 53/3)
16 March at 18.00 Over the past 12 years, the Ednist (Unity) Jazz Festival has brought together some of the most talented of jazzmen in Eastern Europe. This year, Ukrainian-Kazakh Kyiv Art Ensemble, vocal jazz sextet Mansound, Germany’s Mini Brass Band and Poland’s Adam Wendt Power Set will be showcasing their best from the stage of Kyiv’s Operetta. These four groups have been proving themselves quality musicians throughout their home countries and beyond – tonight they play for you here in the capital. Tickets are 70 – 300hrv. For more information call 287-6257. : What's On Recommended
This Week Nightlife
15–21 March 2013
A Big Bag of Tricks Jameson Global Party featuring Tomcraft (Germany, progressive house, trance) D’Lux (Hrushevskoho 3)
16 March at 23.00 Celebrating St Patrick’s Day in style, D’Lux has conﬁrmed wily German DJ Tomcraft as their headliner for this year. Famous for his electro trance and tech house tracks, recognition came to this Great Stuff Records DJ after the release of his second album MUC in 2002, winning him Best Album, Best Track and Best Radio Hit of the year at the annual International Dance Music Awards. Released in 2007, his most recent album is the fourth in his collection, and is, as he calls it, “a feature album”. Don’t miss it. For tickets and more information call 200-9009.
15 Friday SKYBAR BIRTHDAY WEEKEND W/ DJ M.E.G Time: 23.00 Admission: call for details Sky Bar (V Vasylkivska 5) 223-8888
DIS-KACH: DJS VIA PPS, JUAN XEXUS, SHILLER Time: 23.00 Admission: before 23.00 L-20hrv, G-25hrv, after L-40hrv, G-50hrv Saxon (Trutenko 4) 257-4070
RUMORES BAND Time: 22.00 Admission: L-100hrv, G-200hrv Caribbean Club (S Petlyury 4) 067-224-4111
VALENTYN STRYKALO’S CLUB GIG FEATURING DJ LUBIMOF Time: 23.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-30hrv, G-50hrv, after L-50hrv, G-70hrv Bionica (Borshchahivska 128a) 232-7296
LIKE ME PARTY: DJS M.ZAITSEV, KEY, BRIGHT Time: 22.00 Admission: call for details Party Room (V Vasylkivska 5/3) 050-187-6003
EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY Time: 21.00 Admission: L-50hrv, G-100hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024
ROYAL HOUSE: DJS BURZHUY, ANDREY BALKONSKY, SMAILOV Time: 23.00 Admission: L-50hrv, G-60hrv Forsage (Harmatna 51a) 232-6780
BILET NA BALET: DJ KATYA TSARYOVA Time: 22.00 Admission: free Karusel (Golosiivskaya 87/6) 259-0001
PASSION PARTY: DJ KACH Time: 23.00 Admission: free Seven Music Club (Saksahanskoho 1g) 205-4451
FLY THE WAY WITH SHOOTERS Time: 21.00 Admission: L-50hrv, G-100hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024
ROCK’N’ROLL: DJ VELSKIY & FRIENDS Time: 23.00 Admission: L-free, G-100hrv Azure (Leontovycha 3) 234-7494
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FTTP: DJ DARIA ROMANOVA, SHUMMI, DENNY RAFF Time: 22.00 Admission: L-30hrv, G-60hrv Egoist (Horlovskaya 124/140) 223-3633
DJFM PARTY: DJ SAMANTO, PINK, CREAM Time: 22.00 Admission: L-free, G-80hrv Vodka Bar (Globus, II line, Maidan Nezalezhnosti) 371-1102
DISCO PARTY Time: 21.00 Admission: free Sorry Babushka (Dmitrievskaya 18/24) 486-0300
16 Saturday DJ SENDER Time: 22.00 Admission: L-100hrv, G-150hrv Indigo Project (Kudryashova 3) 596-0011 SEXY 90S DISCO: DJ KRASAVCHIK Time: 23.00 Admission: free Seven Music Club (Saksahanskoho 1g) 205-4451
15 March at 22.00 Dubbed Dancing Queen, Decadence has thrown together a little beauty contest tonight, bringing in Ivan Dorn, the Most Beautiful Man of Ukraine according to Viva Magazine, to set the mood with a few vibes. With Dorn playing for the dancing masses, just one lucky girl will take home the crown, the title, as well as a fabulous 10,000hrv prize. It could be you, but you’ll have to get down and shake your bootie like never before to even be considered. Admission: L-150hrv, G-300hrv. For more information call 466-2013.
BSP Time: 21.00 Admission: L-free, G-100hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024
DON’T LEAVE THE SHIP Time: 21.00 Admission: call for details Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024
RUSSIAN PARTY: DJ VELSKIY & FRIENDS Time: 23.00 Admission: L-free, G-100hrv Azure (Leontovycha 3) 234-7494
PANDA PARTY: DJS SHUMMI, ARSIDE, DENNY RAFF Time: 22.00 Admission: L-25hrv, G-50hrv Egoist (Horlovskaya 124/140) 223-3633
R’N’B BOOM: DJS LADY, KASH FLOW, MOOVIK Time: 23.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-10hrv, G-15hrv, after L-20hrv, G-30hrv Forsage (Harmatna 51a) 232-6780
RED ROCKS Time: 22.00 Admission: L-100hrv, G-200hrv Caribbean Club (S Petlyury 4) 067-224-4111
ELECTRO LOVERS: DJS FABY, SKINNER, SPIELER Time: 23.00 Admission: before 23.30 -15hrv, after L-25hrv, G-30hrv, Saxon (Trutenko 4) 257-4070
SKYBAR BIRTHDAY WEEKEND: NIKITA Time: 23.00 Admission: call for details Sky Bar (V Vasylkivska 5) 223-8888
Ivan Dorn (UA, pop) Decadence House (Baseina 2a)
DEEP RIDERS: DJS KON’, ARTUR, IO Time: 23.00 Admission: L –free, G-100hrv Mantra (V Vasylkivska 5) 050-336-2848
Ivan and His Queens
MADAM BROSHKINA SHOW Time: 21.00 Admission: free Sorry Babushka (Dmitrievskaya 18/24) 486-0300
BRAND NEW DANCE: DJS MARTIN LANDSKY, KOMA JUNIOR, JOSEPH Time: 23.00 Admission: L-60hrv, G-70hrv Forsage (Harmatna 51a) 232-6780 HOUSE-BLIN-PARADE: DJS BUY ONE GET ONE FREE, INDIGO, KRISTYEN Time: 23.00 Admission: before 23.30 L-25hrv, G-30hrv, after L-50hrv, G-60hrv Saxon (Trutenko 4) 257-4070 DJS ID CRASH, DIMA GERMAN, ROMANTIC Time: 23.00 Admission: before 00.00 L-free, G-30hrv, after L-50hrv, G-60hrv Bionica (Borshchahivska 128a) 232-7296 RADIO AZURE: DJS KSUSHA KOSMOS, BRANSKI, STALKER Time: 21.00 Admission: L-free, G-150hrv Azure (Leontovycha 3) 234-7494
LADIES STRIP NIGHT: DJ ORIGINAL B Time: 22.00 Admission: call for details Vodka Bar (Globus, II line, Maidan Nezalezhnosti) 371-1102 BLACK TUESDAY WITH DJS VEL AND FRIENDS Time: 21.00 Admission: 50hrv Azure (Leontovycha 3) 234-7494
DJS STALKER AND VEL Time: 21.00 Admission: L-free, G-100hrv Azure (Leontovycha 3) 234-7494 BURLESQUE SHOW Time: 21.00 Admission: L-free, G-50hrv Sorry Babushka (Dmitrievskaya 18/24) 486-0300 LADIES’ NIGHT Time: 21.00 Admission: L-50hrv, G-100hrv Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024
21 Thursday STRIP SHOW: DJS JEKKER, D-ROCK Time: 22.00 Admission: L-free, G-50hrv Vodka Bar (Globus, II line, Maidan Nezalezhnosti) 371-1102 LADIES’ NIGHT WITH DJ STALKER Time: 21.00 Admission: L-free, G-100hrv Azure (Leontovycha 3) 234-7494 LADIES NIGHT Time: 21.00 Admission: L-free, G-50hrv Sorry Babushka (Dmitrievskaya 18/24) 486-0300 KOZAK NIGHT Time: 21.00 Admission: call for details Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024 LADIES NIGHT Time: 22.00 Admission: L-25hrv, G-30hrv Gallery Club (Peremohy 47) 453-3727
80S DISCO Time: 22.00 Admission: 30hrv Gallery Club (Peremohy 47) 453-3727
LADIES NIGHT: DJS KURT, SAYLE Time: 23.00 Admission: L-free, before 00.00 G-20hrv, after G-40hrv Bionica (Borshchahivska 128a) 232-7296 DJ UNIQUE Time: 22.00 Admission: free Vodka Bar (Globus, II line, Maidan Nezalezhnosti) 371-1102 GYPSY ROMANCE PARTY Time: 23.00 Admission: L-free, G-100hrv Karusel (Golosiivskaya 87/6) 259-0001
18 Monday JOSE CUERVO EL CLASICOOO Time: 21.00 Admission: free Shooters (Moskovska 22) 254-2024 POP-MONDAY: DJ KOLYA MATROSOV Time: 22.00 Admission: free Vodka Bar (Globus, II line, Maidan Nezalezhnosti) 371-1102
Electro Superheroes Hercules & Love Affair (US, house, disco) Crystal Hall (Dniprovskiy Spusk 1)
15 March at 23.00 In 2004, New York DJ Andy Butler put together a project featuring musicians playing house and disco. Their ﬁrst self-titled album was saturated with retro riffs, while their second, released in 2011, was a touch more modern, setting their sights on the nu-disco sound. Bringing the goods from both albums, as well as brand new programme Hala Soundsystem, you’re going to want to get in on the party Hercules & Love Affair are throwing tonight. Tickets are 150 – 250hrv. For more information call 538-0100. : What's On Recommended
Coming Soon The Young and the Mighty X International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Volodymyr Horowitz National Philharmonic of Ukraine (Volodymyrskiy Uzviz 2)
25 April at 18.00
A Glenn Miller Mood Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Wil Salden (US, big band) Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)
10 November at 19.00 Glenn Miller was a symbol of all that was good and positive in an era that saw immense global catastrophe. Playing swing music popular at the time, he brought the sounds of big band to Europe and beyond. The celebrated Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of four world orchestras with permission to play and perform this composer’s music, bringing the mood of Miller to Kyiv. The last time they were in town, tickets sold out fast. Make sure you get yours today! Tickets are 100 – 1,000hrv. For more information call 247-2316.
Every year, the youngest and most talented pianists from all over the world come to Kyiv to compete for best young pianist. You may not believe it, but children as young as 5- and 6-years old have been awarded this honour in past competitions. With little ones playing pieces of exceptional complexity, this year showcases all those born since 1999 in the category Horowitz Debut, and those born between 1998 – 2004 in the Junior Group. The grand ﬁnale and awards presentation will take place in the columned hall of the National Philharmonic, making it an evening of highbrow classical music for even the youngest performers. For more information visit www.horowitz.org
The Langest Trance Open Space featuring DJ Lange (UK, trance) Forsage (Harmatna 51a)
What is Old Becomes New Again The Brementown Musicians (children’s performance) House of Officers (Hrushevskoho 30/1)
30 March at 11.00, 15.00 The adventure of the musicians from Bremen has proved a hit throughout the decades, from as far back as the mid 19th century when the fairytale was originally written by the Brothers Grimm through to the 20th and 21st centuries thanks to a peppy Soviet cartoon and a bunch of children’s theatres still running the story. This new performance transfers all of the original story’s main characters to today, putting them in jeans and speaking in the slang. The story line remains unchanged, however, and the tale of true friendship lives on. Tickets are 50 – 180hrv. For more information call 253-8072.
12 April at 23.00
Seth Sums Up Street Art Exhibition of photographs of works by Seth (Julien Malland, France) M17 (Antonovycha 102-104)
From 17 April Street-art is a phenomena connected most appropriately with its urban surrounding, responding to the social and culture changes of the city. Julien Malland, or Seth as he calls himself, got rolled up in this genre by exploring his native Paris, and only later started combining his trade – the study of cities – with travel. First visiting any world city, Malland is inspired by the air, the people, and the inherent urban mood, setting to work and then capturing his impressions on ﬁlm. Here in Kyiv this spring, our city is given the opportunity to check out his work in pictures. For more information call 596-2030
Another big trance party thanks to Ukrainian DJ Anna Lee is planned for April and it’s happening in everybody’s favourite weekend spot, Forsage. This time round, Lee has invited top British DJ Lange to get the party started – a DJ whose tracks are always on the UK Top 40 and constantly among DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ Poll charts. So in demand, this guy has worked with big names The Pet Shop Boys and is a favourite of movie music producers – get in on the fun tonight with support from DJs Igor Dyachkov, U-Jeen and Ost & Meyer. Tickets TBA. For more information call 232-6780.
An Ocean-Sized Embrace Okean Elzy (UA, pop-rock) Palace Sport (Sportyvna Pl 1)
28 September at 19.00 On the eve of their eighth album, to be released in coming weeks, popular Ukrainian band Okean Elzy and its steadfast leader Svyatoslav Vakarchuk are taking the show on the road. Kyiv is of course on that concert schedule with a massive show planned for Palace Sport to kick it all off. Get a feel for their most recent work with the album’s ﬁrst single – Obiymy (Embrace) and then get your tickets. Tickets TBA. For more information call 246-7406.
Young, Charming, Successful Lana Del Rey (US, pop) Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)
10 June at 19.00
The Other Side of Porn DJ Sasha Grey (US, electro) Azure (Leontovycha 3)
23 March at 21.00 Should you ask your man if he knows about Sasha Grey you might want to have a look through his video collection. Ex-porn star and multiple award winner (of things we can’t in all good conscience mention here) Grey, known to her parents as Marina Ann Hantzis, has hung up her hand-cuffs and is picking up a pair of headphones to fulﬁl her dream of DJing. The star of Homo Erectus started this new career path back in 2008 with electro-industrial band aTelecine and hasn’t looked back since. Check her out while she’s here in Kyiv. Admission is L-free, G-200hrv. For more information call 234-7494.
Announcements that Americana superstar Lana Del Rey will indeed be making her way to these parts have resurfaced, with a definite date set. As this will be the ﬁrst time the “self-styled gansta Nancy Sinatra” makes an appearance, you can expect a pretty unforgettable show, featuring hits from both albums Lana Del Rey aka Lizzy Grant and Born To Die. Winning Best New International Singer at the Brits, Woman of the Year award from GQ, Best Contemporary Song from the Ivor Novello Awards and Best Alternative Act at the EMAs, she comes highly recommended. Tickets are 500 – 3,200hrv. For more information call 247-2444.
Pirates in the Dnipro! Pirate Station Revolution (RU, UA, drum’n’bass) Stereo Plaza (Kikvidze 1)
27 April at 21.00 After the latest Pirate Station Apocalypse party in December 2012, dedicated to the doomsday no one should have feared in the ﬁrst place, the pirates of electronic music are back stirring up a revolution. Coming at you at the end of April, DJs S.P.Y, Tantrum Desire, Sub Zero, Lenzman, MC Lowqui, MC Felon, Tapolsky, Gvozd, Lime Kid and Oleg K will be engaging in mutiny. Come and cause a little trouble with these riotous buccaneers! Tickets are 169 – 269hrv. For more information call 222-8040.
In Your Head Zemfira (RU, Russian rock) Palace Sport (Sportyvna Pl 1)
11 April at 19.00
Big Dogs of Hard Rock Nazareth (Scotland, classic rock) Crystal Hall (Dniprovskiy Spusk 1)
5 April at 21.00 After a hugely successful show this autumn, Nazareth are headed back our way to woo Kyiv audiences with yet another demonstration that this near 45-year old Scottish band has still got it. Playing their Best Of from 22 albums released since 1968, Dan, Pete, Jimmy and Lee want to take you back through their debut self-titled release right through to their most recent album, out in 2011, Big Dogz. Get your ticket today and enjoy their most famous track Love Hurts live! Tickets are 350 – 1,000hrv. For more information call 538-0100.
Troy Comes to Kyiv Troy by Fire of Anatolia (Turkey, contemporary dance) Palace Ukraine (V Vasylkivska 103)
For Russian rock fans, Zemﬁra has become an iconic ﬁgure, thanks in big part to her poignant lyrics and melancholic music. It’s time Ukraine joined that crowd of fervent enthusiasts – made all the easier with her most recent tour through Odesa, Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Donetsk. Presenting her sixth and most recent album Zhyt v Tvoei Golove (To Live in Your Head), released after a six-year break from music, Zemﬁra is back and she’s better than ever. Tickets are 200 – 1,250hrv. For more information call 246-7406.
13 April at 19.00 The Fire of Anatolia ensemble is quite possibly Turkey’s most celebrated dance troupe, holding as they do the world record for fastest dancing ever! Focusing their efforts over the last seven years on their newest production Troy, they come to Kyiv with a massive cast that includes “live” sets, an impressive soundtrack and a spectacular story. It’s a tale well known and loved, retold in music and dance – get your tickets today. Tickets are 120 – 1,250hrv. For more information call 247-2316.
It’s a title he freely admits to being “proud of ”, but Dominic Miller’s musical collaborations don’t end with the former The Police fronts-man gone solo. The names he’s worked with read like a “who’s who” of music – from opera to pop. Work with names like 60s icon Donovan to British pop-ettes The Sugababes interspersed with his own solorecordings. What’s On meets Miller in Kyiv to chart a musical career less ordinary.
ryan Adams, Joss Stone, The Backstreet Boys, Phil Collins, Sheryl Crow, Placido Domingo, Peter Gabriel, Nigel Kennedy, Tina Turner, Luciano Pavarotti, The Pretenders, Rod Stewart, Paul Young and more. The list is as diverse as it is impressive, yet there is no hint of arrogance and no posturing when it comes to Dominic Miller. At a workshop in Kyiv restaurant Cosmopolite ahead of a gig in restaurant/concert hall Oasis, Miller demonstrates he has a self-deprecating quality that has his audience eating from the palm of his hand. Perhaps it’s because he begins his talk by dropping a bombshell. “For me music is my life, I’m really obsessed with it and have been all my life, but I’ve also got six children and had two wives, so I’ve really f*cked in my life.” After a swift translation for the non-English speakers the effect is akin to hearing the proverbial pin drop.
Breaking Through I ﬁrst meet Miller outside the hotel adjoining the restaurant, where he is having a quick drag on a cigarette before the workshop. He’s easily spotted. He has the laconic sense of style of a seasoned rocker, from his tousled mop of hair to his well-worn boots – it’s a thrown-together-in-ﬁve-minutes look that oozes casual cool. That “coolness” reaches new heights inside as soon as Miller picks up his guitar and starts playing his “signature” song Shape of My Heart. While, he has stage presence, this is a man who has been content to take a backseat to the big names for his entire musical career. It begs the question why? Miller quickly answers in his characteristically candid fashion. “I have no real personality, producers started calling because they knew I could do anything.” I beg to differ on the personality part, but quickly understand this is a guy who simply wants to play music without the added pressure of the spotlight. Describing life as a professional musician as a “never ending struggle”, in between playing samples, he talks about his evolution in music. Born in Buenos Aires to an American father and Irish mother, was raised in Argentina and Wisconsin, Miller moved to London to study classical guitar at The Guildhall School of Music under Sabastio Tapajos before going on to the pres-
tigious Berkley College in Boston. Despite his background, his accent is pure British as he explains his musical journey. “I’m a music student. I went to music college – I didn’t really learn a lot in college, but I’ve been a student of music ever since.” Initially he struggled to ﬁnd work, he says, then, slowly but surely, the calls started coming from producers who had heard word of his versatility. That work would culminate in 1989 in what Miller says was his “big break”, before strumming the familiar chords from the Phil Collins hit Another Day in Paradise. It’s Miller who plays the nylon stringed guitar on the track.
Shaping the Song Then, in 1991, he auditioned for Sting and got the gig to play on Sting’s Soul Cages. Ten Summoner’s Tales followed, on which he co-wrote the emotive Shape of My Heart. As he tells it, the song evolved from his loathing of conventional guitar practice. “I hated scales, they’re so academic. So instead I would work for hours and hours playing Johann Sebastian Bach,” he says. “It’s like yoga.” Stripping the compositions of their natural tempo and instead playing them really slowly. “It’s f*cking difﬁcult,” he quips. “I can do it all day. That’s probably why I’ve had two wives and why I’ve problems in my personal life.” That same obsession with understanding the work of Bach at what he calls a “forensic level” translates across also musical genres, he says. “I don’t really like country music, but I want to know how it works.” His “need to know” was the key ingredient in forming his lasting collaboration with Sting. “When I ﬁrst met Sting 23 years ago, I found the perfect ﬁt for my schizophrenic sound. He got the joke.” Shape of My Heart developed from a riff created from him “playing around with Chopin chords” and initially, Miller says he didn’t see the potential. Sting did. “He said ‘that’s a song’ and asked me if I wanted him to write some lyrics,” Miller says. “I said ‘sure’, he asked ‘do you want to know what it’s about?’ I said ‘no’.” That exchange sums up how he sees his role or place in the music world. “All I do is show up to a studio, I don’t think about me, I think about what’s right for the song and what is right for the artist. It’s very simple really.” •
Find more photos of these events on the A Night of Burning Passion ACCO CENTRE The 18th Annual Kyiv Lions Club Burns’ Night took place on Saturday 8 March, and it was the best one yet. There was all sorts of things Scottish including the renowned (in Scotland) Dougie Donnelly, world famous piper Roddie Deans, the Clann, a toast to the Haggis and a whole host of kilts. Most importantly, the guests dug deep in the live and silent auctions, rafﬂe and in many other ways to raise lots of money for charity!
A crowd of reprobates. Who let them in, we’re not sure. But questions are being asked!
Radisson GMs Ferran Brufau and Andreas Fluckiger with Andreas’ lovely wife Heidi
Piper Roddy Deans making a racket
Lena Povalyukhina and Martin Pﬁster all smiles
Ton and Marjon Cals with John Daikin and Gawein Minks
Famous Scottish personality Dougie Donnely with John Stalker and Eddie Crozier
Host of the evening DJ Pasha did a grand job as always
Myron Jarosewich and Tetiana Sovgut with Olga and Petro Rondiak
Juliet Kasko with former KLC president Dave Young and Eugenia Balyk
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Red Hot Chilli Pipers rocking it up
Some groovy tunes everyone could dance to
The very generous Jorge Intriago with his beautiful wife Anya
Colin and Irina Ross line up for a pic with Zhenya and Chris Jones
Man of the hour, Stuart McKenzie and his good wife Lena
Freddy Karkaria of Select Seychelles, whose donations of excellent trips raised a fortune, with Fred Finn and Robert McKenzie
The Clann try to kill each other for our entertainment
Sharadhi and Christoph Schnellman with good reason to smile
Robert Kulewicz and his lovely lady Cameron
Scottish for a night: Nolan and Jessica Townsend
Find more photos of these events on the 8 March – Reloaded OLIMPIYSKY STADIUM The women who gathered at NSC Olimpiysky Stadium on 9 March might not have earned a spot in Guinness World Records, but they still had fun trying. The idea was to gather at least 50,000 women together in the stadium setting a world record in the process and extending the traditional celebrations of International Women’s Day beyond the ordinary. While only a fraction of the required number showed up on the night, perhaps because of chilly -5 Celsius cold and wind, a Ukrainian record was set and the women received congratulations from some of Ukraine’s top musicians including Alloise, Green Grey, O Torvald, Bahroma, and Natalia Gordienko. The event also included a football match between a Ukrainian show-biz side and retired footballers after which they took microphones in hands to entertain the audience!
A star-studded football team kept those women in attendance well entertained
Record-setters in action!
Hosts Ihor Posypaiko and Deputy GM of Olimpiyskiy Stadium Andriy Herts
World Gymnastics Champion Anna Bessonova together with event organiser Mykola Vasylkov
Monochromatic Zoo BRUCIE COLLECTIONS On 6 March, Ukrainian and foreign critics and fans of black and white photography ﬂocked to Brucie Collections for an exhibition opening showcasing the work of German photographer Wolf Ademeit. The artist, who claims photography is just a hobby for him, has been snapping pics for 30 years – capturing expressive portraits of zoo animals. Rather than focusing on wildlife in their naturally beautiful habitats, Ademeit ﬁnds charm and personality in the facial expressions of his subjects alone. If you are a fan of animal photography, this exhibition, until 28 April, is a must.
Olena Kravchuk and Oleksandr Khomenko discuss the Zoo
Rostyslav Miroshnichenko of Premium Wine in conversation with businessman Serhiy Krivosheya
Brucie Collection’s Vadym Yatsenko and Petro Pereverzev of Ukrainian Interbank Currency Exchange (UICE)
Oleksandr Sklyarov and Eugenia Ryashchenko enjoying the photography
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Lyudmyla Kislenko, Olena Kulik, Tanya Abramova, and Natalya Lukyanec are caught on camera
Valera Topal, Inga Vyshnevskaya, and Iryna Timofeeva dressed to impress
UFW Launch Party BUDDHA BAR Where the fashion set goes a party is sure to follow and on 5 March a large-scale soiree was held to launch the 32nd Ukrainian Fashion Week (UFW) at Kyiv nightlife hotspot Buddha Bar. The schmoozing was interspersed with a closer look at Olena Przhonskaya’s monochrome autumn/winter 2013–2014 collection, while entertainment came in the form of a Gorchitza performance and a dance ﬂashmob from First Dance Agency. The celebrations continued throughout the week and on 9 March took on an ethnic theme as guests gathered for the AchaAcha Ethno Party featuring a special DJ set by Oleh Skrypka and some eastern live music. Indian and Ukrainian traditions combined in a cultural melting pot that both entertained and intrigued partygoers.
Singer Oleh Skrypka gets ready for his DJ set while talking to UFW’s General Producer Volodymyr Nechyporuk
Head of Linea 12 Model Agency Maria Manyuk with husband Yuriy Gromnizkiy
Actor Borys Abramov strikes a pose
This Indian band added a little Asian spice to the Acha-Acha Ethno Party
A friend pops up beside pop singer Natasha Gordienko as we snap a pic
Exclusive milliner Elena Filonova models one of her own creations
UFW’s Iryna Danilevska gets ready for season 32
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