The Yara Arts Group, a resident company at La MaMa, presents Swan, an original theatre piece. Virlana Tkacz directs this collaborative work with indigenous artists from Siberia and Ukraine. Oleh Lysheha has been called a metaphysician of the natural world. His poetic sensibility is akin to that of Rilke, Montale, and Simic. American author/critic James Carroll has written that Lysheha's poetry "offers American readers in particular not just a new voice, but, even in translation, a new language, a new way of seeing." Yara 's show, performed in English, will once again reflect Yara's commitment to cross-cultural understanding by presenting an original piece created by multicultural artists that is based on masterpieces of art, literature, and music from a culture little-known in the West.