Russian dancer Alexey Mal'tsev, ensemble Barynya, New York
Alexey Maltsev was born in town of Barnaul, the administrative center of Altai Krai, Russia. Alexey was dancing since he was a small child. He was performing with Barnaul's Kids Folk Ballet company "Barnaul Dance Theatre of Rozy Fiber". For two years he was a member of the "Russian Army Dance Ensemble of Eastern Siberia Region". After he was working for four years in Egypt as a member of "International Stars" dance troupe. In 2005-2007 he was working as a dancer for "Carnival cruise lines" shows. Alexey Leonidovich Mal'tsev started to perform with Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya in 2007. His first concert took place during Puerto Rico International Festival of Cultures in December, 2007. With Barynya ensemble Alexey toured 35 states, Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong. Mr. Mal'tsev is also known in the New York's Russian community as a DJ BARNAUL.
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Mikhail Gorbachev's Liberty Medal Award Gala
National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA
Ensemble Barynya performed during diner Gala after the Liberty Medal 2008 was presented to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev by President George H.W. Bush. Official ceremony took place on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at The National Constitution Center restaurant located at 525 Arch St. on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall... letter of recommendation. Eight dancers, four musicians and three singers entertained a black-tie dinner for more than 1,000 guests. Audience included President George H.W.Bush, Tom Brokaw, Dikembe Mutumbo and Van Cliburn.
Cossack dance performance during basketball game NJ NETS vs Utah JAZZ on January 19th, 2011 at the Prudential Center arena in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
July 19th, 2011, New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle, New York
Musicians and dancers of ensemble Barynya performed one hour concert on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 at the New Rochelle Public Library located at One Library Plaza, New Rochelle, New York 10801. Cast of performers included Mikhail Smirnov, Alexey Maltsev, and Valentina Kvasova. Company performed mix of Russian, Siberian Nanai, Cossack, Gypsy, Ukrainian and Jewsh songs, dances, and music. Photo by Teena Miller.
Solo concert of Barynya ensemble at the huge concert hall in Chihuahua City was stopped in the beginning and delayed. Many people outside of the theatre still wanted to get in to see the show. Finally they put sound monitors and projection screens on the street and let some more people inside. That is a very funny funny video. Because they recorded the concert but failed to record the sound, so they just pulled some music off the internet and put the two together. The sound track is fun in its own way too. Our singer Sasha Menshikov did not like it. Actually he hated this video. But maybe he was overreacting.
Сольный концерт ансамбля Барыня в огромном концертном зале города Чиуауа Сити (Чивава Сити) был задержан на 30 ИЛИ 40 минут. На улице осталось около 1000 человек, которым не досталось билетов, а люди требовали впустить их посмотреть шоу. На улице поставили большие проэкционные экраны, звуковые колонки, и в концов концов мы начали наше выступление. К сожалению, на видео вместо нашего собственного звука местные видеооператор и режиссер, которые сделали нам это видео в подарок, зачем-то "подложили" записи каких-то других русских ансамблей. Но эти записи тоже довольно прикольные сами по себе. А видео с выступления получилось очень красивое. Саше Меньшикову оно, правда, страшно не понравилось. Очень сильно не понравилось. Саша Меньшиков всё принимает слишком близко к сердцу.
World On Stage Dance Festival, Stamford, Connecticut, May 2009
"World On Stage" Dance Festival took place in Stamford, Connecticut on May 2, 2009 at the "Palace Theatre" (61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, Connecticut 06901). Dancers:
February 28, 2009. Russian Winter Festival in Albany, New York
Ensemble Barynya performance on February 28, 2009 during Russian Winter Festival in Albany, New York. The temperature outside was 24F plus the wind factor. It was REALLY COLD! Performers: Alex Siniavski (guitar) - it was so cold he was afraid to play his balalaika, Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka), Alexander Menshikov (vocals, buben), dancer and singer Valentina Kvasova and dancer Alexey Maltsev. We put on all costumes we have had with us that day and it was still very cold...
Danila Sherstobitov, and
Alexey Maltsev performed three shows during the Fourth Annual Slavic Festival in Eugene, Oregon. Festival was sponsored by Slavic Home. On the photo below ensemble Barynya is performing Daniel Cooper, the dance of Russian Nobility.
Russian DJ Barnaul (a.k.a. Alexey Maltsev), singer Alexander Menshikov, Russian MC MISHA (a.k.a. Mikhail Smirnov), and Gypsy dancer Anna entertained mixed Russian-American crowd during Russian party at the club "TOUCH", 240 West 52nd Street, New York, New York, 10019.
New York City Russian Radio Station City Radio 540AM
Festival of Russian music, dance and culture, May 2008
Brighton Beach Festival of Russian music, dance and culture on May 18th, 2008 was organized by one of New York Russian Radio Stations, CITY RADIO 540AM. Barynya performed in the beginning of the concert. Five dancers and two musicians were on the stage built near the south end of Coney Island Avenue (next to Boardwalk) in Brooklyn, New York. Dancers Valentina Kvasova, Ganna Makarova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Danila Sherstobitov, Alexey Maltsev performed Russian dances "Barynya", "Metelitsa", "Kalinka", "Korobushka", Cossack dance Varenka, and Ukrainian folk dance "Hopak". Mikhail Smirnov was singing and playing garmoshka while Leonid Bruk was burning fingers on his huge balalaika-contrabass.
Monday, April 7, 2008, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA video
The Russian Department at Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania) hosted its annual Russian dinner on Monday, April 7 2008. The dinner featured traditional Russian food and a performance by ensemble Barynya Russian folk singers and dancers: Valentina Kvasova, Mikhail Smirnov, and Alexey Maltsev.
Puerto Rico International Festival of Cultures, December 2007
Ensemble "Barynya" from New York - traditional Russian dance and music show. Barynya is a unique group of top soloists: musicians, singers and dancers who were trained and performed with world-known companies such as Don Cossacks of Rostov, Andreev State symphonic balalaika orchestra, Moscow State center of "Russian Song". Artistic Director Mikhail Smirnov.
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