Crescent City, CA (California), Russian dance, song, music school assembly program
Russian school assembly duo performed two shows in Crescent City, California.
Performances took place at the Mary Peacock Elementary School, (exact address: 1720 Arlington, Crescent City, CA 95531) and at the Pine Grove Elementary School (exact address: 900 Pine Grove Road, Crescent City, CA 95531).
Students and teachers spent about 45 minutes learning about Russian culture through songs, music, dance and language.
Dancer Elena performed classical ballet, and Russian traditional dances.
Musical director of the group Elina Karokhina played the balalaika, a three-stringed, triangular instrument.
In between playing the balalaika and dancing traditional numbers to the music, Elina Karokhina shared a little bit of the Russian language with the students. She taught them phrases such as "Thank You" (SPASIBO), "Hello" (ZDRAVSTVUITE), "You're Welcome" (PAZHALUYSTA) and "Bye" (PAKA) as well as the alphabet and counting. Elina said each word in English and then slowly in Russian, allowing the children a moment to try the words themselves after each one. There was even a chance for a handful of students to get up on stage and try out a couple of Russian percussion instruments.
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.