Russian dancer, model, actress, and DJ Alisa started to perform with the Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya in 2012. Her first performance took place during the Barynya's "Russian Spectacular" School Assembly Tour 2012-2013. Alisa specializes in Russian, Gypsy, Ukrainian, Siberian, and Cossack dancing. She is also capable of performing the costumed charachters: Russian Bear, Gypsy Fortune Teller, Siberian Nanai Fighters.
11-11-2020. Virtual showcase for the Southeastern Wisconsin Library Youth Services
On Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Alisa Egorova, Vladimir Nikitin performed a virtual performance-showcase for Southeastern Wisconsin Library Youth Services. 10 min demonstation included Russian folk dance Kalinka, Russian dance Metelitsa, Ukrainian dance Pidmanula and other selections. SEWI Youth Services Performers’ Showcase 2020 happened online via Zoom Webinar. Library staffs from Arrowhead, Bridges, Kenosha County, Lakeshores, Milwaukee County and Monarch Library Systems registered at no cost. This program was sponsored by the Southeastern Wisconsin public library systems: Arrowhead Library System, Bridges Library System, Kenosha County Library System, Lakeshores Library System, Milwaukee County Federated Library System and Monarch Library System.
Russian Themed Surprice Birthday Party, Chinar On The Island, Staten Island, New York, Russian dancers, musicians, singers, MC, Tamada, October 24, 2020
On Saturday, October 24th, 2020 five members of ensemble Barynya - Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, vocals, guitar), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Alisa (dancer), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), and Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass) - provided entertainment during Russian themed Surprice Birthday Party at the Chinar On The Island, 283 Sand Ln, Staten Island, NY 10305. The company met the Guest of Honor Ñåðãåé Âëàäèìèðîâè÷ at the door with Bread and Salt ceremony followed by CHAROCHKI (âåëè÷àëüíàÿ äëÿ èìåíèííèêà) dressed in traditional costumes with live music, and the Russian Bear. When guests were seated inside dancers and musicians provided a program with musicians playing the balalaika, garmoshka, balalaika contrabass, singing popular Russian songs, dancers performing several dance selections including Russian, Ukrainian, Gypsy, Jewish, Tatar with multiple costume changes. Artistic director of ensemble Barynya Mikhail Smirnov took care of Tamada/MC entertainment introducing toasts, and doing couple of games and trivia with guests, Guest of Honor and his wife.
01-21-2020. Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, North Carolina
On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020, two dancers and two musicians of Russian dance, song and music ensemble Barynya proided dance and music workshop with questions and answers from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, and formal performance from 12:00PM to 1PM at the Cumberland Hall Auditorium on Fayetteville campus Fayetteville Technical Community College, 2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303. Students learn facts about Russia, and asked questions about Russian Culture and e njoy traditional Russian folk dances, music, and songs performed on garmoshka, and balalaika. Cast of performers: dancer Alisa Egorova, singer Mikhail Smirnov, balalaika player Elina Karokhina, and dancer Sergey Tsyganok.
09-14-2019. Ann Arbor Russian Festival 2019, St. Vladimir Orthodox Church, Dexter, Michigan
Dancers, singers, and musicians of Barynya ensemble provided several performances during 7th Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival 2019 that was taking place on the gounds of St. Vladimir Orthodox Church in Dexter, Michigan on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th, 2019. Cast: Alisa Egorova (dancer), Serhiy Tsyganok (dancer), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), Simona Zhukovski (dancer), balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Mikhail Smirnov (artistic director).
09-13-2019. Wedding at the 26 Bridge, downtown Brooklyn, NY
Dancers, singers, and musicians of Barynya ensemble provided 30 min show during Russian-American wedding reception at the 26 Bridge in downtown Brooklyn on Friday, September 13th, from 8pm to 8:30pm. Exact address of the venue: 26 Bridge, 26 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, New York. The program of performance included Russian folk dance "Kalinka", Russian folk song "Korobushka", Russian Gypsy dance "Mardzhandzha", Ukrainian folk dance "Hopak", Jewish wedding dance with candle, Jewish Bottle Dance, Csardas by Vittorio Monti, and Russian folk song "The Moon Is Shining Brightly" (Ñâåòèò ìåñÿö).
08-31-2019. Faith Food & Fellowship Festival, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, E.Meadow, Long Island
On Saturday, August 31st, 2019 ensemble Barynya (Leonid Bruk, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov) provided three hours performance during Faith Food and Fellowship Festival-2019 at the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in East Meadow, Long Island from 12 to 3pm. The program of performance included Russian, Ukrainian, Cossack, Moldavian, Tatar, Jewish and Gypsy folk songs, music and dancing.
17-20-2019. International Society's 100 Year Anniversary Party in Howell, Michigan
Dancers and musicians of Barynya ensemble provided one hour concert that included Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Tatar, Russian Gypsy Roma, Moldavian, Jewish Bottle Dancers, live performances on Balalaika and Garmoshka during International Society's 100 Year Anniversary party in Howell, Michigan. Ensemble Barynya cast included Alisa Egorova (dancer), Serhiy Tsyganok (dancer), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), Maxim Al Names (dancer), balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, and Russian ethnomusicologist, folk singer, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion) player Mikhail Smirnov who led the performance by giving a short explanation of every number of the program in English.
03-09-2019. Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, Colorado
Russian dancers, singers and musicians of ensemble Barynya performed 90 min concert at the Lone Tree Arts Center in Lone Tree, Colorado on Saturday, March 9th, 2019. Cast of Barynya ensemble included dancers
Alisa Egorova, and musicians
Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass),
Elina Karokhina (balalaika),
Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals).
Dancers performed Moldavian dance, Sailors' dance, Barynya, Kalinka, Hopak, Danila Cooper, Jewish wedding dances (Bottle dance, Candle dance), Siberian, Gypsy, Cossack, and other selections. Exact address of the venue: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree CO 80124.
Ensemble Barynya, Colorado, Russian dancers, Lone Tree Arts Center, Alexander Rudoy, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Olga Chpitalnaia, Katia Brovkina, Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov
10-13-2018. Concert at the Freeport High School in Freeport, New York
On Saturday, October 13th, 2018 ensemble Barynya performed 90 min concert sponsored by Freeport Community Concert Association (FCCA) at the Freeport High School, 50 S Brookside Ave, Freeport, NY 11520. Cast of Barynya ensemble included Vladimir Nikitin, Irina Zagornova, Leonid Bruk, Valentina Kvasova, Alexander Rudoy, Simona Zhukovski, Serhiy Tsyganok, Irina Biryukova, Konstantin Tulinov, Olga Yeliseyeva, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ilia Pankratov, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, and Mikhail Smirnov.
02-10-2019. Concert at the Mahwah Public Library, New Jersey
Russian dancers and musicians of ensemble Barynya performed one hour concert at the Mahwah Public Library on Saturday, February 10th, 2019. Cast of Barynya ensemble included Russian dancer Alisa, Russian dancer Konstantin, and guitar player Alexei. Dancers performed Barynya, Kalinka, Hopak, two Jewish wedding dance routines (Bottle dance, Candle dance), Siberian dance, Gypsy dance, Cossack dance, and other selections. Guitarist Alex performed Russian favorite songs like "Moscow Nights", Long Road, Dark Eyes, Katyusha, and others. Exact address of the library: Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430.
NJ Russian dancers performance at the Mahwah Public Library in Mahwah, New Jersey
12-08-2018. Russian Birthday party with Cheburashka, Bear, garmoshka, and balalaika
Russian Birthday party with dancing Bear, live garmoshka and balalaika, famous Russian Soviet Birthday song "Ïóñòü áåãóò íåóêëþæå ïåøåõîäû ïî ëóæàì" composed by Vladimir Shainsky as well as appearance of the Cheburashka, as well as traditional Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Tatar, Jewish and Gypsy dancing took place near Philadelphia in Pennsylvania on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. Happy Birthday, Yura!
04-29-2018. Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival in Astoria, Queens, April 2018
Sunday, April 29th, 2018 during performance of ensemble Barynya at the Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival on Steinway Street (between Broadway & 31st Avenue) in Astoria, Queens. Dancers: Vladimir Nikitin, Konstantin Tulinov, Serhiy Tsyganok, Dinara Subaeva, Alisa Egorova. Musicians: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (contrabass balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, vocals), Gypsy Boulevard Vasily Romani (singer, 7 string Russian guitar).
Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival in Astoria, Queens
04-17-2018. Darien High School
Russian music, dance and song ensemble "Barynya" provided Russian folk song and dance workshop and formal 90 min performance on Tuesday, April 17th 2018 at the Darien High School, 80 High School Lane, Darien CT 06820. Folk songs and dance master class with high school and middle school students started at 5pm. Performance started at 7pm. Cast of Barynya performers: Vladimir Nilitin, Konstantin Tulinov, Serhiy Tsyganok, Simona Zhukovski, Olga Chpitalnaia, Dinara Subaeva, Leonid Bruk, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov. Program of performance: Russian folk song and dance KALINKA (The Snowball Tree), Russian song and dance METELITSA (The Snowstorm), Sibirian Nanai dance (ÍÀÍÀÅÖ), BARYNYA, PIDMANULA, KAMARINSKAIA, TATARSKIY, contrabass-balalaika solo, Jewish Candle dance, Andgry Husband (ÊÀÊ ÇÀÑÒÀÂÈË ÌÅÍß ÌÓÆ), Jewish Bottle dance (ÁÓÒÛËÊÈ), Peddlers (ÊÎÐÎÁÓØÊÀ), Cossack dance (ÊÀÇÀ×ÈÉ ÒÀÍÅÖ ÂÀÐÅÍÜÊÀ), Russian Tongue-Twisters (ÑÊÎÐÎÃÎÂÎÐÊÈ), Sailors dance (ßÁËÎ×ÊÎ), Ukrainian National Dance "Hopak" (ÃÎÏÀÊ), Dark Eyes (Î×È ×ÅÐÍÛÅ), Russian Gypsy Romani dance Mardzhandzha (ÖÛÃÀÍÑÊÈÉ ÒÀÍÅÖ ÌÀÐÄÆÀÍÄÆÀ), Waltz Durane (ÄÞÐÀÍ), and other selections.
01-13-2018. New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY. APAP showcase.
Saturday, January 13th, 2018, 8:40pm. APAP (Association of Performing Arts Professionals) showcase in NYC. New York Hilton Midtown, Regent Parlor 2nd Floor, 1335 Avenue of The Americas, New York, NY 10019. Cast: Vladimir Nikitin, Konstantin Tulinov, Dinara Subaeva, Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Irina Zagornova, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk.
07-22-2017. Russian Adoption Reunion-2017. Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove, California
Russian dance, song and music ensemble Barynya performed 30 min concert during Russian Adoption Reunion-2017 event at the Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove, California on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Exact address of the venue: Great Wolf Lodge, 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840. The program of the performance included Russian traditional dance "Barynya", Russian folk button accordion garmoshka (Russian: Ãàðìîøêà) introduction with traditional Russian song "Saturday Affair" ("Subboteya"), Russian traditional Khorovod song and dance "The Snowstorm" (Russian: "Ìåòåëèöà"), introduction of the Russian traditional string instrument balalaika (instrumental solo of folk tune "Kamarinskaiya" (Russian: "Êàìàðèíñêàÿ"), Cossack marching song and dance "Pri Luzhke", Russian Jewish wedding dance with Candles ("Ñâå÷êà"), Russian Roma (Romani) Gypsy song and dance "Dark Eyes" (Russian: Î÷è ÷¸ðíûå - Öûãàíñêèé), Russian Tongue-Twisters Medley (Russian: "Ñêîðîãîâîðêè"), Felt Boots ("Âàëåíêè"), Ukrainian folk song and dance "Pidmanula" - "You Tricked Me" ("Óêðàèíñêèé"), "Sabre Dance" ("Òàíåö ñ ñàáëÿìè"), Russian folk dance "Kalinka" (Russian: Êàëèíêà), and other selections
Russian festival, New Russia Cultural Center, Rensselaer, NY
Ensemble Barynya (from left to right) Andrei Kisselev, Elina Karokhina, Yana Volkova, Alisa Egorova, Aleena Kisselev, Mikhail Smirnov, New Russia Cultural Center, Rensselaer, New York click image above to see more photos from New Russia Cultural Center in Rensselaer, New York