NOVA KOLIADA is the Christmas mystery and the rite of transformation of the world. These are the most ancient Christmas songs, shchedrivky, Christmas psalms, and ancient spiritual chants of the 12th-17th centuries from different regions of Ukraine performed by Nataliia Polovynka and actors of the Theatre Centre SLOVO I GOLOS (THE WORD AND VOICE) and framed by contemporary video art of the famous Ukrainian artist Serhii Savchenko.
The most ancient Christmas songs from all over Ukraine, shchedrivky, the Christmas psalms, and ancient spiritual chants sing a single song of gratitude – to each other, to God, and to ourselves.
The sky and earth,
air and water,
the eternal fire,
The Joy is Great,
The Silence is Great,
The old world comes to life again
and laughs again,
the new wheel of life is born again
at the very heart.
The author of the idea and director is Nataliia Polovynka.
Lighting designer: Bohdan Dvornyk
Costume designer: Kateryna Karol
Artist: Serhii Savchenko