Konstantin Tulinov, character dancer, Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya, New York

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Konstantin Tulinov is the best Russian folk dancer in New York City and possibly USA. Mr. Tulinov represents the unique culture of Russian traditional dance. Konstantin graduated from the Voronezh State University of Culture and Arts in Russia, he holds a Masters degree in Art, and the qualification of Head Instructor and Choreographer of Folk Dance Art Ensembles. Konstantin has a rich artistic biography. For the last four years, Mr. Tulinov is working with the largest professional Russian folk dance and music ensemble outside of Mother Russia called Barynya as a leading dancer and a choreographer. Mr. Tulinov has toured extensively around the world, presenting the unique folk dances to exalted audiences. In addition, he is the laureate of various local and international dance competitions and festivals. Konstantin is an expert dancer of such traditional folk dances as Barynya, Kamarinskaya, Khorovod, Troika, Trepak, Yablochko, and many others. The folk dances involve elaborate athletic movements that require particular strength, endurance, and flexibility. He performs jumps, lifts, and quick twists and turns and one of the most difficult, but also most appreciated elements of the folk dances is the irresistible combination of the music and the squat work, a knee -bending dance which leaves audiences exalted and gratified. Throughout his dancer and choreographer career Mr. Tulinov participated and had the critical role as soloist in such famous performances as "Nutcracker", "The Lady and the Hooligan", "The Sleeping Beauty" and others.

Contact information: email: msmirnov@yahoo.com / phone: (201) 981-2497.

54th Annual Petroushka Ball, Barynya dancers, The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA, Friday, February 8th 2019, Olga Chpitalnaia, Vladimir Nikitin, Irina Zagornova, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Alisa Egorova, Leonid Bruk, Simona Zhukovsky, Konstantin Tulinov, Danila Sherstobitov, Valentina Kvasova
54th Annual Petroushka Ball, The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA, Friday, February 8th 2019, Photo Credit: Maike Schulz

Russian character dancer Konstantin Tulinov

02-12-2021. Annual Petroushka Ball, Plaza Hotel, New York City

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, Russian, 02-12-2021.  Annual Petroushka Ball, Plaza Hotel, New York City
02-12-2021. Annual Petroushka Ball, Plaza Hotel, New York City

01-22-2021. Russian Tatiana Ball, Parma, Ohio

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, Russian, 01-22-2021.  Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Russian Tatiana Ball, Parma, Ohio
01-22-2021. Russian Tatiana Ball, Parma, Ohio

November 5th, 2020. Virtual performances at the Evergreen Elementary School, San Jose, California

On Thursday, November 5th, 2020 dancers and musicians of Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya presented two virtual performances for the students of the Evergreen Elementary School, San Jose, California. Exact address of the school: 3010 Fowler Rd, San Jose, CA 95135. Forty five min program of each assembly included introduction to Russian language, culture, Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion) and balalaika contrabass. Cast of performers: dancer Konstantin Tulinov, Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), dancer Elena Notkina, dancer Alexander Rudoy, dancer Katsiaryna Mileuskaya, dancer Zheniya Berdzinishvili, dancer Vladimir Nikitin, dancer Sergey Tsyganok, dancer Veronika Hunko, dancer Valentina Kvasova, dancer Maryia Zhukovich, dancer Olga Chpitalnaia, dancer Anna Brovkina, dancer Katerina Brovkina, dancer Irina Kl, dancer Ilia Pankratov, dancer Danila Sherstobitov, and dancer Aliaksandr Anatska.

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, Artistic Director Mikhail Smirnov, 11-05-2020, Thursday, November 5th, 2020, Virtual performances, Evergreen Elementary School, San Jose, California
11-05-2020, Evergreen Elementary School, San Jose, California

45 min virtual show, November 5, 2020, Evergreen Elementary School, San Jose, CA

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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 at the door with Bread and Salt ceremony followed by CHAROCHKI ( ) 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.

Russian Themed Surprice Birthday Party, Chinar On The Island, Staten Island, New York, Ensemble Barynya, Russian dancer Konstantin Tulinov, Russian dancer Alisa, Saturday, October 24th, 2020, Chinar On The Island, 283 Sand Ln, Staten Island, NY 10305
Saturday, October 24th, 2020, Chinar On The Island, Staten Island, New York

Russian Themed Surprice Birthday Party, Chinar On The Island, Staten Island, New York, Ensemble Barynya, Elina Karokhina, Russian MC-Tamada Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Russian dancer Alisa, Russian dancer Konstantin Tulinov, Saturday, October 24th, 2020, Chinar On The Island, 283 Sand Ln, Staten Island, NY 10305
Saturday, October 24th, 2020, Chinar On The Island, Staten Island, New York

10-17-2020. 7th Slavic Festival in Joppa, Maryland

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka, balalaika, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Konstantin Tulinov
10-17-2020. 7th Slavic Festival in Joppa, Maryland

09-13-2020. Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival in Dexter, Michigan

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, Russian, 09-12-2020.  Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival in Dexter, Michigan
09-12-2020. Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival in Dexter, Michigan

September 11th, 2020. Recording of ensemble Barynya promo-video. Kings Bay YM-YWHA, Brooklyn, New York

On Friday, September 11th, 2020 dancers, singers and musicians of Barynya, Russian dance, song and music ensemble had a rehersal and session of video recording at the Kings Bay YM-YWHA - a Jewish community center and proud partner of UJA-Federation of New York - located at 3495 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229. Cast of Barynya on that day included Simona Zhukovsky (dancer), Valentina Kvasova (dancer, vocals), Olga Chpitalnaia (dancer), Olga Yeliseyeva (dancer), Alexander Rudoy (dancer), Vladimir Nikitin (dancer), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), Danila Sherstobitov (dancer), Leonid Bruk (contrabass-balalaika), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), and singer Irina Zagornova. Company recorded one song performed by Irina Zagornova and several dance routines: "Barynya", "Kalinka", Cossack dance, Moldavian dance, "Metelitsa", Tatar dance, Gypsy dance and Jewish Bottle dance.

Ensemble Barynya 2020 video-promo, 15 min

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Ensemble Barynya, Friday, September 11th, 2020, Kings Bay YM-YWHA, (from left to right) Simona Zhukovsky, Valentina Kvasova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Olga Yeliseyeva, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Danila Sherstobitov, Vladimir Nikitin, Alexander Rudoy, Konstantin Tulinov

Public concert at the Untermyer Park in Yonkers, New York on August 22nd, 2020

First public performance of Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya after the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic took place on Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 at the Untermyer Park in Yonkers, New York. Exact address of the venue: Untermyer Park and Gardens, 945 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701. Cast of ensemble Barynya included Mikhail Smirnov (artistic director, founder, garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika virtuoso), Leonid Bruk (balalaika contrabass), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), Vladimir Nikitin (dancer), Valentina Kvasova (dancer, vocals), Russian-Gypsy singer Natasha Stolichnaya, Frida Anuarbek (keyboard, vocals), Maryia Zhukovich (dancer), Katsiaryna Mileuskaya, and Veronika Hunko.

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Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, Untermyer Park and Gardens, Yonkers, New York, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Vladimir Nikitin, Elena Notkina, Veronika Hunko, Maryia Zhukovich, Natasha Stolichnaya, Valentina Kvasova, Konstantin Tulinov, Frida Anuarbek

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Saturday, August 22nd, 2020, Untermyer Park and Gardens, Yonkers, New York, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Elena Notkina, Natasha Stolichnaya, Frida Anuarbek, Maryia Zhukovich, Vladimir Nikitin, Elina Karokhina, Konstantin Tulinov, Katsiaryna Mileuskaya, Valentina Kvasova, Veronika Hunko

Full concert video

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July 30th, 2020, virtual performance for the Stoughton Public Library, Stoughton, Massachusetts

Thursday, July 30th, 2020, 2pm. virtual performance at the Stoughton Public Library, 84 Park St., Stoughton, MA 02072. Phone: 781-344-2711. 1 hour performance titled BARYNYA. From Russia With Love. Music, songs, and dances of old Russia. Cast of performers included dancer Konstantin Tulinov, Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka), Elina Karokhina (balalaika).

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, 07-30-2020.  Virtual performance at the Stoughton Public Library, Stoughton, Massachusetts
07-30-2020. Virtual performance at the Stoughton Public Library, Stoughton, Massachusetts

Ensemble Barynya at the Stoughton Public Library - 1 hour video

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06-20-2020, 07-06-2020, 07-20-2020. Virtual performances at Westmoreland Library Network, Pennsylvania

3 virtual concerts: Monday, June 22nd, 2020, 6pm, Monday, July 6th, 6pm, Monday, July 20th, 6pm. World-renowned Russian dance and music ensemble returns with more dancing, songs, and music! Barynya will present Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion) and balalaika contrabass. Registration is required for this all-ages program. Visit https://forms.gle/uycTEUgwJUZK7cMw5 to register. 1 hour performance titled BARYNYA. From Russia With Love. Music, songs, and dances of old Russia. Cast od performers: dancer Konstantin Tulinov, Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), dancer Elena Notkina

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, 06-20-2020, 07-06-2020, 07-20-2020.  Virtual performances at the Westmoreland Library Network, Pennsylvania
06-20-2020, 07-06-2020, 07-20-2020. Virtual performances at the Westmoreland Library Network, Pennsylvania

06-12-2020. Virtual concert for the Brooklyn Public Library

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, June 12th 2020, virtual Russian dance and music concert, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Elena Notkina, Konstantin Tulinov, Brooklyn Public Library
06-12-2020. Virtual concert for Brooklyn Public Library

On Friday, June 12th, 2020 from 7pm-8pm Barynya ensemble performed virtual Russian dance, song, and music show featuring dancer Konstantin Tulinov, dancer Elena Notkina, balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, and Mikhail Smirnov (vocals, garmoshka, guitar) for Sheepshead Bay library. Concert was broadcast live via YouTube, FaceBook Live and Zoom meeting application. Program of performance included Russian Tongue Twister, Russian folk dance "Barynya", Russian Jewish wedding dance with the candle, Russian folksong "The Peddlers" (Korobeiniki), Don River Cossacks dance "By The Field" (Pree Luzhke), "The Moon Is Shining Brightly" (Svetit Meysiats) with the introduction to Russian folk instrument Balalaika-Contrabass, National dance of Tatar people from Kazan' region of Tatarstan, world famous "Bottle dance", Jewish wedding dance from "The Fiddler On The Roof", Russian folk song "Valenki" (Felt Woolen Boots), balalaika solo Elina Karokhina, "The Snowstorm" (Metelitsa), Russian Khorovod dance, Russian folk song "Kamarinskaiya" (instrumental, balalaika solo Elina Karokhina), Ukrainian folk dance and song "Pidmanula" (You Tricked Me), Aram Khachaturian's "Sabre Dance" (instrumental, balalaika solo Elina Karokhina), Moldavian traditional dance "Hora Jog", Russian Gypsy dance "Mardzhandzha" (Dance, Dzhandzha), Russian folk dance "Kalinka", and other selections.


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05-14-2020. Virtual concert for schools in San Antonio, Texas

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, May 14th 2020, virtual Russian dance and music concert, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Elena Notkina, Konstantin Tulinov, Musical Bridges Around the World, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools
May 14th, 2020, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools, San Antonio, Texas

Musical Bridges Around the World produced a virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly last week for 46 participating schools to end the spring semester. Mayor of San Antonio, Texas Ron Nirenberg introduced the concert and local teachers welcomed their students. Ensemble Barynya presented a colorful performance with Russian music, dance, instruments, and culture! Cast of ensemble Barynya included dancer Konstantin Tulinov, dancer Elina Notkina, balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, and artistic director Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals). A live Q&A session with Barynya, schoolchildren and their teachers followed the performance.

"I just want to say that the Live Streaming turned out great! That was a great idea and my students loved it!"
-Mrs. Garcia, Palo Alto Elementary

"The performance today was absolutely FANTASTIC! It was incredibly well done, and just a wonderful way to spend the afternoon."
-Ms. Short, Bulverde Creek Elementary

"Thank you for putting together the virtual concert! The program was great. I'm glad I could share this resource with my kids."
-Mr. Phillips, Murnin Elementary

Program of ensemble Barynya performance

01. Mikhail Smirnov introduces the Barynya concert
01a. Introduction for Russian folk dance "Barynya"
01b. "Barynya" Russian dance

02. Introduction to Russian folk instrument "Balalaika" with song "Angry Husband"

03. Introduction to Jewish Candle Dance
03a. Jewish Wedding dance with the Candle

04. Introduction to Garmoshka - Russian Accordion with Russian folksong "The Peddlers"

05. Introduction to Cossack Dance
05a. Don River Cossacks dance "By The Field"

06. Introduction to Russian folk instrument Balalaika-Contrabass with the song "The Moon Is Shining Brightly"

07. Introduction to Tatar dance
07a. "Kubaliak", national dance of Tatar people from Kazan' region of Tatarstan (part of Russia)

08. Russian Tongue Twister "Natalia" performed by Mikhail Smirnov

09. Introduction to the Bottle dance
09a. "Bottle dance" - world famous Jewish Bottle Dance from "The Fiddler On The Roof"

10. Introduction to Valenki, Russian folk song.
"Valenki" (Felt Boots or Woolen Boots) - instrumental, balalaika solo Elina Karokhina

11. Introduction to "The Snowstorm" dance
11a. "The Snowstorm" (Metelitsa), Russian Khorovod dance

12. Introduction to "Kamarinskaiya"
12a. "Kamarinskaiya" - instrumental, balalaika solo Elina Karokhina

13. Introduction to "Pidmanula" (Ukrainian)
13a. Ukrainian folk dance and song "Pidmanula" (You Tricked Me)

14. Introduction to "Sabre Dance"
14a. Khachaturian's "Sabre Dance" - instrumental, balalaika solo Elina Karokhina

15. Introduction to Moldavian dance "Hora Jog"
15a. "Hora Jog", Moldavian traditional dance

16. Introduction to Russian Gypsy dance
16a. "Mardzhandzha" (Dance, Dzhandzha), Russian Gypsy dance

17. Introduction to "Kalinka" dance
17a. "Kalinka" is Number 1 Russian folk dance

The full KTC concert assembly livestream is now available on our YouTube, go check it out!


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Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, May 14th 2020, virtual Russian dance and music concert, Russian Gypsy dance, dancers Elena Notkina, Konstantin Tulinov
May 14th, 2020, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools, San Antonio, Texas

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, May 14th 2020, virtual Russian dance and music concert, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Elena Notkina, Konstantin Tulinov, Musical Bridges Around the World, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools
May 14th, 2020, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools, San Antonio, Texas

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, May 14th 2020, virtual Russian dance and music concert, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Elena Notkina, Konstantin Tulinov, Musical Bridges Around the World, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools
May 14th, 2020, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools, San Antonio, Texas

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, May 14th 2020, virtual Russian dance and music concert, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Elena Notkina, Konstantin Tulinov, Musical Bridges Around the World, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools
May 14th, 2020, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools, San Antonio, Texas

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, May 14th 2020, virtual Russian dance and music concert, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Elena Notkina, Konstantin Tulinov, Musical Bridges Around the World, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools
May 14th, 2020, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools, San Antonio, Texas

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, May 14th 2020, virtual Russian dance and music concert, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Elena Notkina, Konstantin Tulinov, Musical Bridges Around the World, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools
May 14th, 2020, virtual Kids to Concerts Assembly for 46 participating schools, San Antonio, Texas

2-16-2020. Barynya at the RIOULT Dance Center NY, Long Island City

On Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1pm Barynya dancers Olga Chpitalnaia, Alexander Rudoy, Alisa Egorova, Konstantin Tulinov, Sergey Tsyganok, Valentina Kvasova, Simona Zhukovski, Vladimir Nikitin, and musician Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals) will present 30 min show during Multicultural festival at the RIOULT Dance Center NY, 34-01 Steinway St, Long Island City, New York 11101. Performance will include Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar dances, and songs. Festival will go on February 16, 2020 @ 12:30 pm 4:30 pm at the RIOULT Dance Center, FREE EVENY OPEN TO PUBLIC. This free event is open to the general public and will feature carnevale and traditional dance performances from Italy, Russia, Peru, Bangladesh, Mexico, Ireland, and a group representing the countries of the Caribbean. Come join us as we come together to celebrate different cultures from around the world. We look forward to seeing you there! This event is made possible, in part, with public funds and support of NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and RIOULT Dance Center

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, February 16th 2020, Multicultural Celebration Festival, RIOULT Dance Center NY, 34-01 Steinway St, Long Island City, New York   11101, NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and RIOULT Dance Center, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka
Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, February 16th 2020, Multicultural Celebration Festival, RIOULT Dance Center NY, 34-01 Steinway St, Long Island City, New York 11101, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka

February 16th 2020, Multicultural Celebration Festival, RIOULT Dance Center NY, 34-01 Steinway St, Long Island City, New York   11101, NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and RIOULT Dance Center
February 16th 2020, Multicultural Celebration Festival, RIOULT Dance Center NY, 34-01 Steinway St, Long Island City, New York 11101, NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and RIOULT Dance Cente

Troika Festival 2020, Erie, Pennsylvania

Do not miss ensemble Barynya performances at the Twelfth Annual Troika Russian Festival at the Church of the Nativity Community Center, 109 German Street, Erie, Pennsylvania. Barynya will present Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances. Cast of Barynya: Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), Olga Chpitalnaia (dancer), Alexander Rudoy (dancer), Alisa Egorova (dancer), Sergey Tsyganok (dancer), Vladimir Nikitin (dancer), Simona Zhukovski (dancer, vocals), Valentina Kvasova (dancer, vocals), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika).

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, Twelfth Annual Troika Russian Festival, Church of the Nativity Community Center, 109 German Street, Erie, Pennsylvania, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka and balalaika
Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, Twelfth Annual Troika Russian Festival, Church of the Nativity Community Center, 109 German Street, Erie, Pennsylvania, Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Moldavian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy, Tatar songs music and dances, live performances on garmoshka and balalaika

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).

Dancer Konstantin Tulinov. Photo credit Jenna Kieser | jkieser@mlive.com
Dexter, Michigan, Ann Arbor Russian Festival 2019, Konstantin Tulinov, Photo credit Jenna Kieser | jkieser@mlive.com
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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.

Saturday, July 20, 2019, International Society, 4925 East Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan 48843, 100th Year Anniversary Party, Maxim Alladin Al-Names, Konstantin Tulinov, Alisa Egorova, Serhiy Tsyganok, Mikhail Smirnov, Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya
Ensemble Barynya, International Society's 100th Year Anniversary Party, Howell, Michigan

Russian Nobility Ball, The Pierre Hotel NYC, Friday, May 10th, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019, Ensemble Barynya, Artistic Director Mikhail Smirnov, Russian Nobility Ball, The Pierre Hotel NYC, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New YorkCity, 2 5th Ave, New York, NY 10065, New York, Olga Chpitalnaia, Elina Karokhina, Simona Zhukovski, Danila Sherstobitov, Leonid Bruk, Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, Konstantin Tulinov
Friday, May 10, 2019, Ensemble Barynya, Russian Nobility Ball, The Pierre Hotel NYC, New York, Olga Chpitalnaia, Elina Karokhina, Simona Zhukovski, Danila Sherstobitov, Leonid Bruk, Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, Konstantin Tulinov

54th Annual Petroushka Ball (2019), Russian Children's Welfare Society, The Plaza Hotel NYC

Dancers and musicians of ensemble Barynya provided live music and dance show during 54th Annual Petroushka Ball at the Plaza Hotel {768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019} on Friday, February 8th, 2019. Cast of ensemble Barynya at the 54th Annual Petroushka Ball included: Olga Chpitalnaia (dancer), Simona Zhukovski (dancer), Valentina Kvasova (dancer), Danila Sherstobitov (dancer), Vladimir Nikitin (dancer), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), Mikhail Smirnov (band leader, guitar, garmoshka, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Yaroslav Bell (violin), singer Irina Zagornova, Sergey Gurbeloshvili (saxophone), Igor Lutsev (drums), and Vlad Barskiy (keyboard), and DJ Alisa Egorova. Ensemble Barynya led by Mikhail Smirnov performed at the Petroushka Ball for number of years: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, and 2006.

54th Annual Petroushka Ball, Barynya dancers, The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA, Friday, February 8th 2019, Olga Chpitalnaia, Vladimir Nikitin, Irina Zagornova, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Alisa Egorova, Leonid Bruk, Simona Zhukovsky, Konstantin Tulinov, Danila Sherstobitov, Valentina Kvasova
54th Annual Petroushka Ball, The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA, Friday, February 8th 2019, Photo Credit: Maike Schulz

54th Annual Petroushka Ball, Barynya dancers, The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA, Friday, February 8th 2019, Olga Chpitalnaia, Vladimir Nikitin, Irina Zagornova, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Alisa Egorova, Leonid Bruk, Simona Zhukovsky, Konstantin Tulinov, Danila Sherstobitov, Valentina Kvasova
54th Annual Petroushka Ball, The Plaza Hotel, New York City, USA, Friday, February 8th 2019, Photo Credit: Maike Schulz

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 Alexander Rudoy, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Olga Chpitalnaia, Katia Brovkina, Valentina Kvasova, 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, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree CO 80124, Alexander Rudoy, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Olga Chpitalnaia, Katia Brovkina, Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov
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

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.

Russian Dance, Song and Music ensemble Barynya, Artistic Director Mikhail Smirnov, Saturday, October 13, 2018, Freeport High School, Freeport Community Concert Association, FCCA, Freeport, Long Island, New York, photo credit Yuriy Balan, Valentina Kvasova, Alexander Rudoy, Simona Zhukovski, Serhiy Tsyganok, Irina Biryukova, Konstantin Tulinov, Olga Yeliseyeva, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ilia Pankratov, Vladimir Nikitin, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Irina Zagornova, Alisa Egorova
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Wedding at the Rockwood Park Carriage House, Wilmington, Delaware

Performance of traditional Moldovan dance during wedding reception at the Rockwood Park Carriage House in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday, February 16th, 2019. Cast of dancers included Vladimir Nikitin, Valentina Kvasova, Konstantin Tulinov, and Olga Chpitalnaia. Dancers performed Russian folk dance "Kalinka", two Jewish wedding dance routines (Bottle dance, Candle dance), and traditional dance from Moldova (an Eastern European country and former Soviet republic). Exact address of the venue: Rockwood Park Carriage House, 4671 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809.

Traditional dance from Moldova

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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, Mahwah Public Library, Mahwah, New Jersey
NJ Russian dancers performance at the Mahwah Public Library in Mahwah, New Jersey

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).

Ensemble Barynya, Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival, Astoria, Queens, Vladimir Nikitin, Konstantin Tulinov, Serhiy Tsyganok, Dinara Subaeva, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Gypsy Boulevard Vasily Romani
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 (), BARYNYA, PIDMANULA, KAMARINSKAIA, TATARSKIY, contrabass-balalaika solo, Jewish Candle dance, Andgry Husband ( ), Jewish Bottle dance (), Peddlers (), Cossack dance ( ), Russian Tongue-Twisters (), Sailors dance (), Ukrainian National Dance "Hopak" (), Dark Eyes ( ), Russian Gypsy Romani dance Mardzhandzha ( ), Waltz Durane (), and other selections.

Russian dance and music Ensemble Barynya in Connecticut, Darien High School, Darien, CT, Vladimir Nilitin, Konstantin Tulinov, Serhiy Tsyganok, Simona Zhukovski, Olga Chpitalnaia, Dinara Subaeva, Leonid Bruk, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov
Russian dance and music Ensemble Barynya in Connecticut, Darien High School, Darien, CT, April 17th, 2018

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ

Male Cossack dancers of ensemble Barynya provided four top energy Cossack dance performances with amazing tricks, high jumps, knee-bending Kozatsky moves during SABOTAGE SHOW at NJPAC on April 2nd and April 3rd, 2018. NJPAC or New Jersey Performing Arts Center is one of the largest performing art centers in the United States. Exact address: 1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102. Cast of dancers included best Cossack dancers: Andrei Kisselev, Aliaksandr Anatska, Danila Sherstobitov, Konstantin Tulinov, and Vladimir Nikitin.

Cossak Dance Troupe, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ, NJPAC, April 2018
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, New Jersey, April 2018

Untermyer Park, Yonkers, New York, August 2017

Barynya Russian Song, Music & Dance Ensemble, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Valentina Kvasova, Mikhail Smirnov, Simona Zhukovsky, Dinara Subaeva, Vladimir Nikitin, Alisa Egorova, Konstantin Tulinov, Serghiy Tshnok. Photos made by Donna Davis, Ms. Davis Photography
Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Valentina Kvasova, Mikhail Smirnov, Simona Zhukovsky, Dinara Subaeva, Vladimir Nikitin, Alisa Egorova, Konstantin Tulinov, Serghiy Tshnok. Photos made by Donna Davis, Ms. Davis Photography

Russian wedding at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore, MD

Russian traditional dance, song and music Ensemble Barynya (Sergei Tsganok, Mikhail Smirnov, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, and Dinara Subaeva) provided Russian folk dance and music presentation during mixed Russian-American wedding reception on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at the George Peabody Library located in Peabody Institute, (exact address: 17 E Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202). Dance selections included Barynya (Russian dance), Kalinka (Russian dance), Gypsy dance Mardzhandzha, Ukrainian traditional dance Hopak. Balalaika virtuoso Andrei Saveliev and Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals) provided mix of Russian, Ukrainian, classical, modern, and Russian Gypsy music and songs during the cocktail hour. Dancers and musicians together performed 20 min set during reception's main course.

George Peabody Library, Russian Dancers, Baltimore, Maryland, Barynya
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Third Annual Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award in Brooklyn, New York

Ensemble Barynya performed during the Third Annual Nelson "Madiba" Mandela Humanitarian Award organized by the Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art (BSMAA) at the Brooklyn Music School in Brooklyn, New York 11216. Ensemble Barynya's dancers and musicians provided 15 min performance of Tatar, Ukrainian, and Russian traditional dances, music, and songs performed on balalaika and garmoshka. Cast of performers: Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Sergey Tshnok.

Konstantin Tulinov, Elina Karokhina, Sergey Tshnok, Vladimir Nikitin, 3rd Annual Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award at the Brooklyn Music School, Brooklyn, NY
Konstantin Tulinov, Elina Karokhina, Sergey Tshnok, Vladimir Nikitin, 3rd Annual Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award at the Brooklyn Music School, Brooklyn, NY


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Ethnic Expo at the City Hall Plaza, Columbus, Indiana

On Saturday, October 8th, 2016 ensemble Barynya performed during the Ethnic Expo event at the City Hall Plaza in downtown Columbus, Indiana. Dancers and musicians provided 60 min performance of Cossack, Siberian, Jewish, Tatar, Ukrainian, Gypsy, and Russian traditional dances, music, and songs performed on balalaika and garmoshka. Cast of performers: Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Sergey Tshnok.

Vladimir Nikitin, Sergey Tshnok, Konstantin Tulinov, Ethnic Expo event, City Hall Plaza, Columbus, Indiana
Vladimir Nikitin, Sergey Tshnok, Konstantin Tulinov, Ethnic Expo event, City Hall Plaza, Columbus, Indiana

Contact information: email: msmirnov@yahoo.com / phone: (201) 981-2497.

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