Voloshky performs with a vitality and joy that leap from the stage! The 20-member troupe creates a spellbinding show of art and energy reflecting the spirit and character of the Ukrainian people. Combining the strengths of ballet with the vigor of ethnic traditions, the Voloshky style is bold, powerful and sparkles with athleticism. The ensemble draws from a repertoire of more than 40 traditional dances representing every region of the Ukraine. Each performance includes dances and brief spoken commentary. "The Voloshky dancers...have a genuine feeling for the nobility and friskiness of the dances. The Hopak (or Cossack dance)...goes way beyond friskiness into high virtuosity" (The Philadelphia Inquirer).