Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya provided Russian winter characters Ded Moroz and Snegurochka, live music, DJ services and dance entertainment for corporate event in Miami, Florida. More then 100 people attended the event that took place at the Siberian Floors Miami office located at 6191 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138.
Program of performance included Siberian wrestling dance (Борьба Нанайских мальчиков),
Dr. Zhivago's "Somewhere, My Love" (Lara's Theme) - Доктор Живаго,
Russian Tongue Twisters Medley (СКОРОГОВОРКИ),
Russian song and dance “The Snowstorm” (МЕТЕЛИЦА),
World Music Balalaika Medley (ПОППУРИ),
Those Were The Days, My Friend,
Russian Gypsy song “Дорогой длинною»
, Jewish Wedding Dance (Еврейский танец со свечкой),
Jewish-Russian Medley Hava Nagila, 7:40, Felt Boots,
Russian table song “Frost” (Ой, мороз-мороз)
Roma Gypsy dance “KAYONE”
Romani Gypsy song and dance “TWO GUITARS” (ДВЕ ГИТАРЫ),
The Second Waltz by D. Shostakovich (Д. ШОСТАКОВИЧ. Вальс №2),
Rondo Alla Turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - МОЦАРТ, Турецкий Марш
"Csardas" by Vittorio Monti - Чардаш Монти,
The Moon Is Shining Brightly – Танец медведя
and other selections.
About Ensemble "Barynya":
The Russian music, dance and song ensemble Barynya (Russian: Барыня), 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 NBC’s 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.
Green Cove Springs Branch Clay County Library, Green Cove Springs, Florida, December 12, 2019
On Thursday, December 12th, 2019 two members of Russian song, dance, and music ensemble Barynya provided one hour performance at the Green Cove Springs Branch of Clay County Library system. Exact address: 403 Ferris St, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043. Program started at 6:30pm. Artistic director, singer, garmoshka, and guitar player Mikhail Smirnov announced every number of the show in English. The performance was titled "From Russia With Love - Songs, Music, and Dances Of Old Russia" and included Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Russian Jewish, and Russian Roma Gypsy songs, music, and dances. All instrumental numbers were performed on the traditional Russian instruments balalaika and garmoshka. Music selections included Russian folk song and dance "The Snowstorm" (Вдоль по улице метелица метёт), "Kalinka" (Калинка-малинка моя), "Long Road" (Дорогой длинною), "Two Guitars", "Meadowlands", Andreev's Waltz "Daydreams", Russian folk song and dance "Kamarinskaya" (Камаринская), "Somewhere My Love" from "Dr. Zhivago" movie (Тема Лары из фильма Доктор Живаго), "The Moon Is Shining Brightly" (Светит месяц), "The Peddlers" (Коробейники), "Ural Mountains Dance", "Angry Husband", Russian Jewish Wedding Dance (Еврейский свадебный танец со свечкой), "Dark Eyes" (Очи чёрные), "Gypsy Roma Medley", Shostakovich's Waltz #2, "Valenki" (Felt Boots), Ukrainian folk song and dance "You Tricked Me" (Пiдманула), Russian Tongue Twister song «Шёл я яром, шёл я низом», "Sabre Dance" from "Gayane" by Aram Khachaturian (Танец с саблями Хачатуряна), "Csardas" by Vittorio Monti (Чардаш Монти), ВАЛЬС ДЮРАН (solo by balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina), Russian folk dance Barynya (Барыня), Russian table song "Maroz" (Ой, мороз, мороз), and other selections. After the show Mikhail and Elina took some photos with kids and adults who attended the program.
Russian DJ, MC, Tamada, wedding in Miami Florida, September 2018
Russian-American DJ Alisa and bilingual MC-Tamada Mikhail provided music and entertainment for wedding at the Temple Sinai of Hollywood Eden Regal Ballroom & Catering on September 2nd, 2018. DJ Alisa mixed popular European, German, Russian, bachatas, merengues, and American dance hits, popular music, and a few requested songs, music for the ceremony, music for cocktail hour. MC Mikhail provided bilingual entertainment: Grand Entrqance, Bread and Salt Ceremony in the end of cocktails, announced toasts from parents, Maid Of Honor, Best Man, STEAL THE SHOE GAME, first dance, father-daughter dance, remove the veil, toss the wedding, remove the garter, etc.
Balalaika Duo performance at the public library in Punta Gorda, Florida
Two members of Barynya ensemble performed one hour show at the Punta Gorda Library, 401 Shreve Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Performers: Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, vocals, guitar), Elina Karokhina (balalaika, dancer, vocals). The program took place on Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 1pm.