Russian dancers virtual performance, Russian dancers, singers, musicians, balalaika, garmoshka, Q&A

Russian dancers virtual performance, Russian dancers, singers, musicians, balalaika, garmoshka, Q&A

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Starting on March 15th, 2020 due to the Covid-19 virus musicians, singers and dancers of ensemble Barynya are providing virtual concerts for schools, libraries, festivals, and other venues. Performances are live-streamed via Zoom, Facebook Live, YouTube.com, and sometimes other types of media as per client's requests.

Contact info: msmirnov@yahoo.com, 201-981-2497 (cell, text)

Russian dancers, singers, musicians, balalaika, garmoshka, Q&A, virtual performance for schools in Texas

On Thursday May 14th, 2020 the company called "Musical Bridges Around the World" produced a virtual "Kids to Concerts" Assembly for 46 participating schools to end the spring semester. Mayor of San Antonio, Texas Ron Nirenberg introduced the concert and local teachers welcomed their students. Singers, dancer, and musicians of ensemble Barynya presented a colorful performance with Russian music, dance, instruments, and culture. Cast of ensemble Barynya included dancer Konstantin Tulinov, dancer Elina Notkina, balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, and artistic director Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals). A live Q&A session with Barynya, schoolchildren and their teachers followed the performance.

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"I just want to say that the Live Streaming turned out great! That was a great idea and my students loved it!"
-Mrs. Garcia, Palo Alto Elementary

"The performance today was absolutely FANTASTIC! It was incredibly well done, and just a wonderful way to spend the afternoon."
-Ms. Short, Bulverde Creek Elementary

"Thank you for putting together the virtual concert! The program was great. I'm glad I could share this resource with my kids."
-Mr. Phillips, Murnin Elementary

PROGRAM OF PERFORMANCE

01. Mikhail Smirnov introduces the Barynya concert
01a. Introduction for Russian folk dance "Barynya"
01b. "Barynya" Russian dance

02. Introduction to Russian folk instrument "Balalaika" with song "Angry Husband"

03. Introduction to Jewish Candle Dance
03a. Jewish Wedding dance with the Candle

04. Introduction to Garmoshka - Russian Accordion with Russian folksong "The Peddlers"

05. Introduction to Cossack Dance
05a. Don River Cossacks dance "By The Field"

06. Introduction to Russian folk instrument Balalaika-Contrabass with the song "The Moon Is Shining Brightly"

07. Introduction to Tatar dance
07a. "Kubaliak", national dance of Tatar people from Kazan' region of Tatarstan (part of Russia)

08. Russian Tongue Twister "Natalia" performed by Mikhail Smirnov

09. Introduction to the Bottle dance
09a. "Bottle dance" - world famous Jewish Bottle Dance from "The Fiddler On The Roof"

10. Introduction to Valenki, Russian folk song.
"Valenki" (Felt Boots or Woolen Boots) - instrumental, balalaika solo Elina Karokhina

11. Introduction to "The Snowstorm" dance
11a. "The Snowstorm" (Metelitsa), Russian Khorovod dance

12. Introduction to "Kamarinskaiya"
12a. "Kamarinskaiya" - instrumental, balalaika solo Elina Karokhina

13. Introduction to "Pidmanula" (Ukrainian)
13a. Ukrainian folk dance and song "Pidmanula" (You Tricked Me)

14. Introduction to "Sabre Dance"
14a. Khachaturian's "Sabre Dance" - instrumental, balalaika solo Elina Karokhina

15. Introduction to Moldavian dance "Hora Jog"
15a. "Hora Jog", Moldavian traditional dance

16. Introduction to Russian Gypsy dance
16a. "Mardzhandzha" (Dance, Dzhandzha), Russian Gypsy dance

17. Introduction to "Kalinka" dance
17a. "Kalinka" is Number 1 Russian folk dance

CAST OF PERFORMERS

Elena Notkina (dancer)
Konstantin Tulinov (dancer)
Mikhail Smirnov (artistic director, garmoshka, balalaika-contrabass, guitar, vocals)
Elina Karokhina (balalaika virtuoso)

PHOTOS

Ensemble Barynya, Russian dancers virtual performance, Russian dancers, singers, musicians, balalaika, garmoshka, Q&A

Mayor of San Antonio, Texas Ron Nirenberg, Ensemble Barynya, Russian dancers virtual performance, Russian dancers, singers, musicians, balalaika, garmoshka, Q&A

Ensemble Barynya, Russian dancers virtual performance, Russian dancers, singers, musicians, balalaika, garmoshka, Q&A, Elena Notkina (dancer), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer), Mikhail Smirnov (artistic director, garmoshka, balalaika-contrabass, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika virtuoso)

Ensemble Barynya, Russian dancers virtual performance, Russian dancers, singers, musicians, balalaika, garmoshka, Q&A, Mikhail Smirnov (artistic director, garmoshka, balalaika-contrabass, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika virtuoso)

Ensemble Barynya, Russian dancers virtual performance, Russian dancers, singers, musicians, balalaika, garmoshka, Q&A, Mikhail Smirnov (artistic director, garmoshka, balalaika-contrabass, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika virtuoso)

Ensemble Barynya, Russian dancers virtual performance, Russian dancers, singers, musicians, balalaika, garmoshka, Q&A, Elena Notkina (dancer), Konstantin Tulinov (dancer)

Ensemble Barynya, Russian dancers virtual performance, Russian dancers, singers, musicians, balalaika, garmoshka, Q&A, Texas

VIDEOS

45 min virtual performance

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The full KTC concert assembly livestream on YouTube (1 hour)

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Monday, July 6th, 2020, 6pm. Virtual performance for public library in Pennsylvania

On Monday, July 6th, 2020 starting at 6pm Russian dance, song and music ensemble Barynya presented one hour concert for a public library in Penssylvania. Program was broadcast via Zoom Application, FaceBook Live and on YouTube website. About 150 people watched the performance. Dancer Konstantin Tulinov, siner and Russian garmoshka player Mikhail Smirnov, balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, dancer Elena Notkina were in the cast of Barynya ensemble on that day. Mikhail Smirnov (Artistic director and founder of ensemble Barynya) provided explanation about songs, dances, costumes and Russian culture before each number of the show.


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Virtual performance for the Westmoreland Library Network in Pennsylvania

On Monday, June 22nd, 2020 starting at 6pm Russian dance and music ensemble provided virtual performance for the Westmoreland Library Network with Russian dancing, songs, and music. Barynya presented 1 hour performance titled "BARYNYA, From Russia With Love. Music, songs, and dances of old Russia". Program included Russian, Tatar, Cossack, Moldavian, Ukrainian, Russian Jewish, Russian Gypsy Roma traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on musical instruments including the balalaika, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion) and balalaika contrabass. Cast of performers: dancer Konstantin Tulinov, Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), dancer Elena Notkina.

Russian dance, music, song ensemble Barynya, artistic director Mikhail Smirnov, 06-20-2020, 07-06-2020, 07-20-2020.  Virtual performances at the Westmoreland Library Network, Pennsylvania
06-20-2020, 07-06-2020, 07-20-2020. Virtual performances at the Westmoreland Library Network, Pennsylvania

Ensemble Barynya 1 hour virtual concert, Monday, June 22nd, 2020

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Contact info: msmirnov@yahoo.com, 201-981-2497 (cell, text)

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