Russian Cossack song, music and dance trio was founded in New York by dancer and singer Valentina Kvasova in 2007.
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Cossack song, music and dance trio from New York
Two other members of the trio are singer Victoria Pichurova and bayan - Russian button accordion - virtuoso Victor Danilochkin. Ensemble performs Cossack, Russian and Ukrainian folk music, songs and dances. All members of the group are highly trained performers from Russia.
"Cossack Spirit" trio from New York photos
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Cossack song, music and dance trio members
Valentina Kvasova is a professional dancer and singer specializing in Russian, Cossacks, Ukrainian, Klezmer and Russian Gypsy traditional dances and songs. She was born in Russia, in the city of Rostov-na-Donu, on August 25, 1976.
After finishing her formal education in Voronezh Choreographic School in 1994 Valentina has been invited to perform with
The Don Cossacks State Academic Song and Dance Ensemble as the actress of ballet.
Professional skills and great talent let her join the concert program in a short period of time and soon to become soloist of the ensemble.
Kvasova Valentina successfully performed with the ensemble in Russia, Japan, Spain, Hungary, the republic of South Africa, the USA and other countries.
As a professional Russian folk dancer Valentina Kvasova equally manages roles of lyrical, playful or comic characters.
The dynamical, bright, sociable, talented person, Valentina is having recognition among professionals. Valentina Kvasova has joined Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya in 2004 as a dancer and singer... read more about Valentina
New York based Russian Cossack Ukrainian singer Victoria Pichurova is a native of Rostov-na-Donu, Russia.
Before coming to the United States of America in 2005 Victoria was a soloist of the world-known Don Cossacks State Academic Song and Dance Ensemble.
There are some 200-300 years old Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian and Gypsy folk songs in Victoria Pinchurova's repertoire with wide range of different genres: military historical, lyrical prolonged, wedding ceremony, Russian epic (bylina), romances, dancing songs and chastushki. In Northern America only a few other singers have the same range, knowledge and ability to perform Russian, Cossack folk songs in its traditional way... read more about Victoria
Russian bayan virtuoso Victor Danilochkin is based in New York. He performs solo, and with various folk groups based in New York and New Jersey including Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova, Russian folk music ensemble Golden Rooster, balalaika band of Lev Zabeginsky.
He started to perform with Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya in 2006.
In 2007 Russian folk singer and dancer Valentina Kvasova and Cossack folk singer Victoria Pichurova invited Victor Danilochkin
to start their own project - the first in New York Cossack song and dance trio.
Lev Zabeginsky, Leonid Bruk, Irina Zagornova and Victor Danilochkin
photo from www.folkids.com website
Cossack song, music and dance trio performances
June 2007. Cossack song & dance trio concert in Brooklyn, NY
Cossack folk song and dance concert will take place in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 8pm.
Cossack folk singer Victoria Pichurova, Cossack singer and dancer Valentina Kvasova, Russian bayan virtuoso Viktor Danilochkin will perform traditional Cossack songs, harmonies and dances with accompaniment of Bayan (Russian button accordion).
Russian food and alcoholic beverages will be served.
$20 includes all you can eat and drink.
Address: 14 Verona Street, Apt. 301, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York
July, 2007. Ohio Tour. Victoria Pichurova, Valentina Kvasova, ensemble Barynya
Victoria Pichurova and Valentina Kvasova with ensemble Barynya were touring the state of OHIO as part of the Ohio Arts Councilís Summer International Music and Performing Arts in Communities Tour (IMPACT). Barynya performed many shows, Russian & Ukrainian dance workshops from July 17 to July 28, 2007. Performance locations included Lakeside, Warren, Marietta, Jackson and Grandview Heights. All performances were free and open to the public.
May 2007. Russian Nobility Ball-2007 in New York City
The Russian Nobility Association in America annual Spring Russian Nobility
Ball took place at the luxurious "Pierre" Hotel on May 11, 2007 in New York City.
Musicians and dancers of New York based Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya (full company) including Victoria Pichurova and Valentina Kvasova
provided music for coctail hour and thirty minute music and dance program during the dinner. "Barynya" performed popular Russian Gypsy pieces: "Two Guitars", "Kay One", "Vingerka", "3 lines", Russian favorite balalaika arrangement "The Moon is shining brightly" and Cossack song and dance "Varen'ka"... view pictures
Brooklyn Gypsy Cossacks rehearsal before the Ball
We decided to start the rehearsal around 6 pm in order to finish it by 8pm. Singer Sasha Menshikov and Mikhail Smirnov arrived around 6:15pm to be the first ones there...
...Sasha Menshikov started to undress slowly while singing his favorite song "Vodka Glasses" but at this moment choreographer and dancer Vitaliy Verterich showed up, cursing about New York Marathon and traffic. For some time the conversation was about the upcoming Russian Nobility Ball and the Russian Nobility in general... read the full story
February 2007. Embassy of Russia in Washington, DC
Victoria Pichurova, Valentina Kvasova and Russian folk dance and music ensemble "Barynya" provided music and dancing for the MASLENITSA at the Embassy of Russia in Washington, DC, USA.
BAYAN - Russian button accordion description and history
BAYAN - Russian button accordion - differs from western chromatic button accordions in some details of construction:
Reeds are broader and rectangular.
Reeds are often attached in large groups to a common plate (rather than in pairs);
the plates are screwed to the reed block (rather than attached with wax).
The bayan is a type of chromatic button accordion developed in Russia in the early 20th century. It was in Petersburg from the 1770's to the 1790's where Kratzenstein, Kirsnik, and Vogler were inspired to build the first free-reed instruments. It was in Tula where mass production of accordions began in the 1830's... read more
RUSSIAN COSSACK DANCE DIRECTORY
Cossack, Russian dance ensembles and dancers, Ukrainian, Klezmer and Russian Gypsy traditional dance descriptions, videos, photos, Russian dancers and dance troups... visit directory
RUSSIAN FOLK DANCE COSTUMES
Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, and Russian Gypsy folk costumes were made by designer Svetlana Gavrilova for dancers and musicians of ensemble "Barynya". All costumes are available for sale. For prices and time frame please contact S. Gavrilova directly. When you call her please make sure to mention that you have got the number from ensemble "Barynya" website... see pictures
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...
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RUSSIAN FOLK DANCE AND MUSIC VIDEO
DANCING ONLY Runtime: 60 minminutes. On this DVD ensemble Barynya dancers are performing Russian, Cossack, Gypsy and Ukranian folk dances including "Kalinka", "Katyusha", "Barynya", "Two Guitars" and others. more info, videoclips, order
ENSEMBLE BARYNYA 2004 Runtime: 60 min
New York based Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya, 2004. Russian folk dances, songs, virtuoso performances on balalaika, bass-balalaika and garmoshka. Runtime: 1 hour, cover art: Anna Nagorskaya more info, videoclips, order
ENSEMBLE BARYNYA 1998 Runtime: 45 min
Live performance in cabaret "Moscow", Lexington Ave/54 street, New York City. Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Klezmer music and dances. Runtime: about 35 minutes.
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Ukrainian, Russian, Don, Kuban, Ural, and Terek Cossack - old photos
Barynya - Russian folk music and dance ensemble from New York established in 1991. Russian, Tsygansky (Russian Gypsy Roma), Cossack, Ukrainian traditional dances, songs, virtuoso performances on musical instruments (balalaika, garmoshka, bayan, domra, balalaika-contrabass) with explanation of the program in English. Artistic Director Mikhail Smirnov.
New York Balalaika Orchestra is usually invited to play at Russian Orthodox weddings, fundraising balls, large scale social events, presentations, Doctor Zhivago's style corporate parties in New York Tri-State area
VIA ROMEN - Russian Gypsy Roma traditional music and dance ensemble . Artistic director Vadim Kolpakov.
RUSSIAN BAND specialty is Gypsy, Ukrainian, Russian music and songs. All RUSSIAN BAND members are top professionals with many years of experience. Choice of Gypsy, Ukrainian, Russian (2 different sets) and Cossack costumes. Extended repertoire. Formal concert, background music or music for dancing party. Our main instruments are balalaika, domra, drums, garmoshka (Russian button accordion), Gypsy guitar, classic guitar, contrabass balalaika, cello and vocals. Travel with own pro-quality sound system.
Russian Balalaika duo from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Alex Siniavski - balalaika, Mikhail Smirnov - guitar, garmoshka, vocals
Russian Gypsy Guitar Violin Duo from New York, New York performs Russian, Gypsy, Ukrainian, Moldovian, Hungarian music and songs. Sergei Pobedinski - guitar, vocals, Valeriy Zhmud - violin.
Vasily Romany Gypsy Band -
New York based Tsygansky (Russian Gypsy Roma) music and dance show.
Artistic Director Vasily Romani (Yankovich).
Tsygane - Russian Gypsy Roma dance, music, song ensemble New York City
Tum Balalaika - Russian, Jewish, Ukranian, Gypsy band from Chicago, Illinois
Russian Dance & Music Duo from New York performs in traditional costumes. Program of Russian Cossack Ukrainian and Tsygansky (Russian Gypsy Roma) folk songs, music and dances. Affordable price. Duo is available for Arts in education programs, concerts, convention promotions, media appearances, private parties, special events, theme engagements, weddings, etc.
Brooklyn Balalaikas -Russian Folk Music Trio from Brooklyn, New York. Artistic Director Leonid Bruk.
Cossack Spirit - Cossack song, music and dance trio from New York founded by dancer and singer Valentina Kvasova, singer Victoria Pichurova and Russian button accordion virtuoso Victor Danilochkin in 2007. Ensemble performs Cossack folk music, songs and dances. All members of the group are highly trained in former USSR performers.
Old Red Wine - Klezmer, Yiddish, Russian dixieland band from Brooklyn, New York. Artistic Director Shlomo Leiderman.
Kalinka Duo - Sergey Vashchenko- balalaika, Vladimir Kaliazine- bayan, Austin, TX
Zabava - Russian folk ethnographic group from Saratov, Russia
Timofeyev and Kolpakov Russian Gypsy 7-string guitar duo performs traditional music, songs and dances of the Russian Roma (Gypsy) tradition, ancient Gypsy melodies, heartfelt lyrical romansy, accompanied by the Russian Gypsy 7-string guitars. Oleg Timofeyev holds an M.A. in Early Music Performance from the University of Southern California (1993), and a Ph.D. in Performance Practice from Duke University (1999). Lead guitarist and artist of the Moscow Gypsy Theater Romen, Vadim Kolpakov has been steeped in the tradition from childhood, plays the Russian 7- string guitar, sings and dances.
The Internationals World Music Ensemble from Chicago, Illinois plays Russian, Italian, Jewish, Ukrainian, Cossack, Gypsy, American oldies, and classical music from all around the world. Flexible structure depending on the clients' needs.
Piques Dames - Russian singers from New York City is a group of talented, classically trained musicians that perform in the New York metropolitan area at musical festivals, weddings, radio shows private and corporate events. Their repertoire includes a variety of Slavic and European Classical and Folk vocal music as well as compositions from operatic and sacred classics.