Henderson, NV. Russian Dance, Song, Music Trio. School Assembly Concert in Nevada

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Russian dance and music Trio Barynya performed a school assembly concert in Nevada. The performance took place on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10:00AM at the Foothills Montessori School, 1401 Amador Ln, Henderson, NV 89012.
About the program of performance:
Students and teachers spent 45 minutes of their Monday morning learning about Russian culture through songs, music, dance and language. In between playing songs on garmoshka and guitar, singing songs, and dancing traditional numbers to the music, Artistic director and founder of the ensemble Barynya Mikhail Smirnov shared a little bit of the Russian language with the students. He taught them phrases such as "Thank You" (SPASIBO), "Hello" (ZDRAVSTVUITE), "You're Welcome" (PAZHALUYSTA) and "Bye" (PAKA) as well as the alphabet and counting. He said each word in English and then slowly in Russian, allowing the children a moment to try the words themselves after each one.
After the segment on words, the students attempted to chatter in Russian for a couple minutes, smiling and laughing about how they sounded. Almost in the end of the performance, Mikhail paused to share a couple of Russian tongue twisters, explaining each one in English first, and then saying them in Russian at top speed. With each one, the twisters got more complicated and lengthy. There was even a chance for a handful of students to get up on stage and try out a couple of Russian percussion instruments.
About Mikhail Smirnov, garmoshka and guitar player, vocalist:
Mikhail Smirnov was born in Moscow, Russia. He has been in the business of Russian folk dance and music for more than 25 years. Mikhail is an artistic director and founder of ensemble Barynya based in New York City, author of many articles about traditional Russian dance, music and instruments in English and Russian. Mikhail received his Master's degree from the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts. As a child, he was a member of the famous "Moscow Boys Chorus" - one of the most prestigious all-male choirs in Russia. Before coming to the United States in 1991, Mikhail was a soloist in a several Russian folk dance and music groups including the Moscow State Center for Russian song, "Russkaya Pesnya", under the direction of Nadezhda Babkina, ensemble "Moskoviya" under the direction of Valeriy Kuz'mich Nesterov. In January 2009 Mikhail Smirnov and dancers of ensemble Barynya were featured on national TV, NBC's "SUPERSTARS OF DANCE" - breathtaking international dance competition led by executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Fuller (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance). This prestigious dance competition hosted by Michael Flatley ("Lord of the Dance") and Susie Castillo, a former Miss USA. Mikhail Smirnov was one of eight judges to decide which country will win. The show premiered on NBC network.
About ensemble Barynya:
The Russian music, dance and song ensemble Barynya (Russian: ), established in the year 1991, is a world renowned group that enjoys exalting stature as the premier Russian folk ensemble. Barynya presents Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Nanai, Ukrainian, Roma Gypsy Tsyganskiy, Evreiskiy Jewish traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, balalaika-contrabass, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion). Barynya has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious cultural venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall in New York City, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the Smithsonian Institute of America in Washington D.C., the United Nations in New York, and the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. Barynya is globally recognized and boasts an impressive client roster of dignitaries, politicians, celebrities and organizations from around the world. The group performed at the black-tie Gala after the Liberty Medal was presented to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev by President George H.W. Bush in 2008. The prestigious event was attended by over one thousand dignified guests including the likes of Tom Brokaw, Dikembe Mutumbo and Van Cliburn. Latest major concert tours: Puerto Rico (2015), United States (2014, 2013, 2012), Australia (2011), Hong Kong (2010), Canada, Mexico (2009), United States (2008). Barynya also performs annually at the Russian Nobility Ball for the Russian Nobility Association in New York. Members of the ensemble have been invited to perform at many film premier and celebrity parties, including the official post-Grammy Award parties in New York and for private events hosted by Barbara Walters, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, and Tommy Hilfiger. Most recently, Mikhail Smirnov, the founder and Artistic Director of Barynya, was invited as one of the eight judges on NBCs hit dance show, "Superstars of Dance". Ensemble Barynya is available for hire for performing art centers, festivals, colleges, school assemblies, libraries, concert halls, restaurants, private and corporate events.


Email: msmirnov@yahoo.com / Phone: (201) 981-2497.


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01-19-2012, Wild Sheep Foundation Annual Convention, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Reno, Nevada

On Thursday, January 19th, 2012 M.Smirnov, E.Karokhina, V.Verterich, Moukhametov, Rudoy, N.Kobryn performed during Russian Nights International Banquet, Auction, and Awards at Wild Sheep Foundation's Annual Convention at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino, 407 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501.

Thursday January 19th 2012, 01-19-2012, Wild Sheep Foundation Annual Convention, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Reno, Nevada, M.Smirnov, E.Karokhina, V.Verterich, Moukhametov, A.Rudoy, N.Kobryn, Silver Legacy Resort Casino 407 N. Virginia Street Reno NV 89501, Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya
01-19-2012, Wild Sheep Foundation Annual Convention, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Reno, Nevada

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Email: msmirnov@yahoo.com / Phone: (201) 981-2497.


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Email: msmirnov@yahoo.com / Phone: (201) 981-2497.

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