Chrystos rodyvsya, Christ is born! Today is Ukrainian (Orthodox) Christmas according to the old Julian calendar. This year My Rare One and I are celebrating by attending a performance of Edmonton's own Ukrainian Shumka Dancers. "Shumka" means "whirlwind" in Ukrainian and you can see why that's a fitting name in this short retrospective of Shumka's 50+ year history --
The event we're going to see is Clara's Dream -- a Ukrainian folk ballet based on Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. It's an international co-production which also involves the Virsky Ukrainian State Folk Ensemble and dancers from the Kyiv Ballet. Should be good!
A perogy or two may also be consumed.