Cancelled: Don't Close Your Eyes: A Farwell Celebration Concert with Larysa Maliutina & Oksana Horban

By Madison Arts and Culture Alliance (other events)

Sunday, April 2 2023 4:00 PM 5:30 PM EDT

Join us on April 2 to celebrate and bid farewell to the Don't Close Your Eyes: Ukrainian Artists Respond to the War exhibit with two very special artists from Ukraine: pianist Larysa Maliutina and dancer Oksana Horban. Each will perform solo pieces then collaborate on a final improvisatory dance piece.

Larysa Maliutina was born into a musical family in Donetsk, Ukraine. She studied at the Donetsk Musical Academy named after S.S. Prokofiev, then at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music and the Petrozavodsk State Conservatory. She is a Laureate of all-Ukrainian, all-Russian and international music competitions. Larysa gave concerts in Ukraine, Russia, Finland both solo and as part of an ensemble and orchestra. She worked at the Waldor School "Family Way" (Moscow), the children's theater studio, and also taught at the Petrozavodsk Conservatory.

Oksana Horban, originally from Ukraine, graduated Kyiv Academy of Circus and Variety Arts with honors, where she majored in pantomime (artist of mimicry and gesture) and worked with Bingo Circus-Theatre, directors Nikolaj Baranov, Iryna Herman, and Natalya Uzhvenko. In 2017 she was part of the NCA cheerleading team at Palomar College. She graduated Montclair State University in May 2022 with Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, where she performed works by Alexander Anderson, Ohad Naharin, Paul Taylor, Bradley Shelver, Larry Keigwin, Maxine Steinman, Fredrick Earl Mosley, Romeo Castellucci and others. Her work premiered at the United Solo Theater Festival in New York, where she won Best Choreography award.