Ukrainian Cossack dancer Sergey from Brooklyn, New York
Ukrainian dancer Sergey Tsyganok was born in 1982 in L'viv, Ukraine. He started dancing at the age of 6. His mother Liliya Yurievna Tsyganok was the artistic director of "Iskorka", largest children's dance ensemble in town. At his mom's group Sergey learned basics of ballet and folk choreography. In 1996 he started to study professional dance and choreography at the L'viv's State College of Culture and Arts and also started dancing with teens' traditional Ukrainian dance troupe "Karpaty" under direction of Honored Artist of Ukraine Mihailo Vanivsky. He graduated from L'viv's State College of Culture and Arts in 2002. During college years he was dancing with Jewish Dance Ensemble "Mazal Tov" and Polish Dance Troupe "L'vovyatsy" performing locally in Ukraine, and internationally. Mr. Tsyganok traveled all over Poland with concert tours. In 2003 he graduated with Diploma of completion special training in Polish Traditional dancing from Lyublin's University of Maria Skladovsky in Poland. In 2003 Sergey went to Egypt for a year and a half for a pop-dance contract in the city of Sharm El Shekh. After Egypt there was a contract in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) for one year in a Cabaret show similar to Paris' Moulen Rouge. In 2007 Sergey returned to Ukraine and worked for the famous choreographer Dmitry Kolyadenko. He was dancing and acting in television program "Chance" and doing concert tours in Ukraine. Then he found dance contract in Israel (3 months). In 2008 he started dancing modern choreography in Antalya, Turkey. After Turkey Serhey returned back to Dubai where he was dancing zseven days a week until 2012. After 2012 he joined danc team for about two years on cruise ships going around the world (traveled twice around the globe). In the summer 2014 Serhiy made his home in the United States of America. He started working with various Ukrainian groups, dance and music ensemble Barynya, Moscow Gypsy Army, Can-Can Cabaret Dance Show, and others. Serhiy speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, and English.
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.
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).
Wedding at the 26 Bridge, downtown Brooklyn, Friday, September 13th, 2019
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" (Ńâĺňčň ěĺń˙ö).
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.
Concert at the Freeport High School in Freeport, New York, October 13th, 2018
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.
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
LuCille Tack Center for the Arts, Spencer, Wisconsin
Ensemble Barynya, Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival led by world celebrated singer Nikolai Massenkoff, performed at LuCille Tack Center for the Arts in Spencer, Wisconsin on Sunday, February 11th, 2018. Dancers Simona Zhukovski, Vladimir Nikitin, Serhiy Tsyganok, Dinara Subaeva. Musicians: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocals), Stas Vengelevski (bayan). Exact address of the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts is 400 School Street, P.O. Box 337, Spencer, WI 54479. Program of performance included Kalinka, The Moon is Shining, Russkoye Polye, Korobushka, Metelitsa, Tatar dance, Ural Mountain dance, Tyomnaiya Noch', Katyusha, Tatarskiy Taneyts, Kamarinskaia, Along The Pitersakia, Cossack dance, Valenkee, Gypsy dance, Moscow Nights, Ochee Chorniye, Dorogoi Dlinnoyou, Hopak, If I Were A Rich Man, Barynya, Somewhere My Love, and other selections.
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.
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.
Balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, school's Principal, dancer Serhiy Tsyganok, garmoshka player Mikhail Smirnov, Milestones Charter School, Phoenix, Arizona click images above to see full size high-resolution photos
Barvinok - Ukrainian music and dance ensemble from Michigan. video
Sergey Tshnok - Ukrainian Cossack dancer Sergey from Brooklyn, New York. video
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