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For four years, Yara Arts Group, a resident company of La MaMa, has traveled to Siberia each summer to collaborate with prominent theater artists of the Buryat National Theater of Ulan Ude, near Lake Baikal. The company has returned with a succession of theatrical works that blend east-meets-west idealism, Buryat performance styles and Mongolian throat singing. Yara's latest creation CIRCLE, is an interdisciplinary music and dance work in which spirits of ancient Buryat myths descend upon a modern Siberian nuptial feast. The evening features traditional Buryat music and Gogol Bordello, a very hot, explosive Ukranian Gypsy punk band. Shaman chants mix with post-Soviet reality and the raw music of Gogol Bordello to create an outrageous picture of contemporary life in Siberia.

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