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Russian folk dancers are available in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and other states for corporate and private parties, school assemblies, libraries, colleges, community events. Dancers are available to perform in any combination: one dancer, one couple, two, three, four couples, full ensemble (14 dancers). Performance is possible with with live musicians of New York based Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya or with pre-recorded tracks. Non-stop dancing show or separate numbers in concert with other performers. The program include Russian, Cossack, Russian Gypsy, Ukrainian, Jewish Klezmer, and Siberian traditional dancing: "Kalinka", "Kazachok", "Russian Sailors Dance", "Barynya", "Metelitsa" ("The Snowstorm"), "Russian Quadrille", "Nanaisky wrestling dance", "Hopak", "Kazanka", "Two guitars", "Kai One" (Gypsy Roma), "Lehaim" (Jewish Klezmer) and more.
Russian dance workshop at the Public school # 91 in Brooklyn, New York
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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: Valentina Kvasova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ksenya Hentisz, Sophia Panych, Mikhail Nesterenko, Andrei Kisselev, Aleksey Klyuchnikov, Alexey Maltsev, Alexander Rudoy.
Video: Barynya dancers @ "World On Stage" festival, Stamford, CT, May 2009
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Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, New York City, New York, May 2009
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International Folk Fair Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida, March 2009
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"Trepak" Russian dance from Tchaikovsky's Ballet Nutcracker - «Òðåïàê»
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Concert in Morristown, New Jersey, February 22, 2009 (video)
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY TOUR 2008
In November 2008 dancers Valentina Kvasova, Alexey Maltsev, Alexander Rudoy, Anna Brovkina, and Russian folk singer and musician Mikhail Smirnov performed five concerts at Hazleton, Lehman, Schuykill, Dunmore, and DuBois campuses of Penn State University in Pennsylvania.
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Concert in New York City on January 26, 2008
Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Roswell, Georgia. October 2007
Russian Traditional Dance "Barynya"
In old times in Russia the word barynya (Landlady) was used by simple folk as a form of addressing to a woman of higher class. Barynya - original fast Russian folk dance with fancy foot stomping and traditional Russian squatwork ("prisyadka", "vprisyadku"), sudden knee-bending and jumps. The Barynya dance is an alternation of chastushkas and frenetic dancing.
The Barynya chastuskas used to have the refrain, kind of "Barynya, barynya, sudarynya-barynya", or "Barynya ty moya, sudarynya ty moya". The content is always humoristic. The country dancing was without special choreography. There are a number of scenic, more refined versions of the dance.
This dance has been chosen as a name of Russian folk music and dance ensemble Barynya from New York for the same simple reason. Back in 1991 amazing Russian folk dancer/choreographer Sasha Anchutin joined Russian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" and choreographed this very first number of the future program. This was the first dance and song ensemble "Barynya" performed together. Barynya dance has been in the program of the ensemble ever since.
New York based Russian Folk Dance and Music Ensemble Barynya
Dancers Olga Chpitalnaia, Vitaly Verterich
Performed by Russian folk singers Natalia Smirnov, Irina Zagornova, Mikhail Smirnov, balalaika - Lev Zabeginsky, balalaika-contrabass - Leonid Bruk, violin - Sergey Riabtsev, bayan - Gennady Gutkin.
Cabaret Moscow, New York City
April 2007. The Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood, Ohio
Russian dance and music ensemble "Barynya" is performing Russian folk dance "Barynya". Sunday, April 15, 2007. The Beck Center for the Arts. 17801 Detroit Avenue. Lakewood, Ohio. Dancer/singer Valentina Kvasova, dancer Andrij Cybyk, Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, vocal), Alex Siniavski (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass)
Russian folk song and dance "Barynya" video
First official record of Russian dancing is related to year 907 when Great Russian Prince Oleg (Vechshiy Oleg) celebrated his victory over Greeks in Kiev. During the Gala Dinner 16 male dancers dressed as bears and four bears dressed as Russian dancers performed for the guests. After the dinner was over Great Prince commanded to release the bears into the wild and to execute all the dancers.
Danila Cooper - dance of the Russian Nobility
"Daniel Cooper" (also sometimes spelled as "Danila Kuper" or "Daniel Kupor") is the dance of the Russian Nobility during Napoleonic wars (in Russian version, "Danilo Kupor") was an actual dance - to be more precise, contradance, an old English dance characterized by quick and easy movements. F.F. Wiegel in his "Memoirs" (part 1, M., 1864, p. 62, first published in "Russky Vestnik", 1856) wrote that "One of these contradances was named a Danilo Kupor, probably after its composer, a certain Englishman Cooper".
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Russian, Russian Gypsy, Russian Cossack, Ukrainian, Russian Siberian stage costumes for professional performances made by Russian costumes designer Svetlana Gavrilova.... see pictures
RUSSIAN DANCE AND MUSIC VIDEO FOR SALE
Legendary Russian Gypsy singer Zhenia Shevchenko and ensemble Barynya DVD. Concert was recorded in New York City on January 26, 2008. Fifteen performers: six dancers, three singers, six musicians. Performers: Sergey Ryabtsev - violin, Mikhail Smirnov - garmoshka, vocal, guitar, Alex Siniavski - Gypsy guitar, balalaika, Alexander Menshikov - Russian Gypsy singer, tambourine, Leonid Bruk - balalaika-contrabass, Gennady Gutkin - bayan, Lev Zabeginsky - balalaika, Andrij Cybyk - dancer, choreographer, Ganna Makarova - dancer, Olga Chpitalnaia - dancer, Vitaliy Verterich - dancer, choreographer, Valentina Kvasova - dancer, singer, Mikhail Nesterenko - dancer, Victoria Pichurova - singer, Gabriel Yakubov - Gypsy dancer. Musical instruments: Balalaika, garmoshka, bayan, violin, balalaika-contrabass, Gypsy guitar, Russian 7 string guitar. Program of Russian Gypsy songs, music, Russian, Gypsy, Cossack and Ukrainian folk dancing... more info, video samples, order
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