Millions of Ukrainians live throughout the world and maintain their connection with their roots through the performing arts. The International Ukrainian Dance & Culture Festival (IUDCF) is an opportunity for Ukrainian dancers & performers from around the world to share their passion for Ukrainian dance with each other and others from all corners of the Earth.
IUDCF takes place in the magical city of Lviv, Ukraine – a real life wonderland, which everyone should visit at least once!
Every year, we want to feature not just the talent from around the world of Ukrainian diaspora, but also the truly amazing ensembles from around Ukraine!
Ticket to Opening Ceremonies & Private Concert by the Festival Host Group
Morning Workshops (Choral and Dance)
Performance in Rynok Square
Zabava featuring Ukrainian and International Bands, and Hors d’oeuvres
Commemorative walk dedicated to Ukrainians around the world
Lunch & Group Photoshoots
Performance in Shevchenkivsky Hai (incl. entrance ticket to museum grounds)
Gala Performance & Closing Ceremony at the Lviv Opera House
If you have any question or requests regarding your trip – big or small – please call or e-mail us. We are happy to help!
*You will be charged for additional services at the end of the trip
*Unforeseen events and new discoveries may result in changes to this itinerary, but only for the better! None of the activities listed are guaranteed at this point. You will receive a more detailed itinerary closer to departure dates.
Hotel – Not Included
Transport – Not Included
0x Breakfast, 1x Lunch and 1x Dinner at ZABAVA are included as part of your program
Lviv is an ancient, historic city in Western Ukraine, that is quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ukraine, and for a good reason! Known as the “Paris of Ukraine”, with its quaint charm, cobblestoned streets and classical architecture, you won’t fail to be charmed by this city of love, famous for its beer, coffee and chocolate, but also for being a place where time stands still – Lviv truly is a city of a laid-back, café culture where you can pick a spot, relax, and watch the world go by…
Welcome travellers and adventurers, to Lviv – the city of Lions and the picturesque western-capital of Ukraine.
Free day to explore the city- workshops possible
05:30 – 06:30 pm – Meeting of group directors
07:00 – 07:30 pm – Official Festival Opening ceremonies
07:30 – 08:45 pm – Performance by the Festival Host Group
Evening at leisure
08:30 am – Depart for the workshop studio
09:00 – 01:00 pm – Dance & Choral workshops conducted by Festival Host Group
01:00 – 03:00 pm – Free time to relax and have lunch
03:00 pm – Set out to get ready for the performance in the main city square
04:00 – 06:00 pm – Festival performances in Rynok Square
06:00 – 07:30 pm – Free time to get ready for the Zabava
08:00 – 12:00 am – Zabava featuring special guest performances, and hors d’oeuvres
12:30 – 01:30 pm – Festival Parade from Opera House to Shevchenko Monument
01:30 – 02:00 pm – Transfer to Shevchenkivsky Hai Open Air Museum
02:00 – 03:00 pm – Lunch & Group Photo Shoots at Shevchenkivsky Hai
03:00 – 04:00 pm – Free time to explore the Open Air Museum
04:00 – 07:00 pm – Adjudicated Festival performances
07:00 pm – Transfer back to the city centre
Evening at leisure
10:00 – 01:30 pm – Rehearsals for the Gala Performance
01:30 – 05:00 pm – Free time to relax and get ready for the show
06:00 pm – Arrive at the theatre and get ready for the performance
07:00 – 09:30 pm – Gala show and Festival Closing ceremonies
The best and favourite pieces picked out by the Festival Panel will be showcased once again at the Festival Gala Concert and Closing Ceremonies.
Evening at leisure
*Technical Changes Possible
• Dance workshops
• Biggest Kolomyika in the world
• Meeting and collaborating with Ukrainian dancers from around the planet! Seriously… the entire planet!
• Multiple Performance Opportunities
• Ukrainian dance, music, zabavas, food… All things Ukrainian!
• Optional side trips, family visits, entertainment and MORE!
All participants will have 3 chances to perform at the Festival
August 15 – Lviv City Centre
Each group will be able to perform 2 dances for other festival participants and guests to the city to enjoy.
August 16 – Shevchenkivsky Hai Open Air Museum
Participants will have at least 20 minutes of programming of their choosing. Throughout the day Festival organizers will pick out the best productions to be performed at the Gala Concert.
Arts and crafts, snacks, tours and appearances from guest performers will be available throughout the day. This will be an all day extravaganza!
August 17 – Theatre in Lviv City Centre
The best and favourite pieces picked out by the Festival Jury will be showcased once again at the Festival Gala Concert and Closing Ceremonies.