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Russian Dance Quartet's program was designed for a smaller budget venues with limites space available for dancing. The group is available for hire in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C. and nationwide. Choreographer Valentina Kvasova.

Russian Dance Quartet members are also members of New York based ensemble Barynya. They are performing traditional Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Ukrainian, Russian Roma dances, songs, music with short explanation of costumes, songs, instruments and traditions in English.

Instruments: garmoshka, balalaika, and gusli. Each dance performed in different set of traditional costumes representing different parts of former Soviet Union.

For fast price quote contact Mikhail Smirnov at Barynya Entertainment.

VIDEOS

Barynya quartet in St.Petersburg, Florida in 2009. Cast: Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar), Alexander Menshikov (singer), Alexey Maltsev (dancer, costume characters), Valentina Kvasova (dancer). Program of the show: "Kalinka", "Dark Eyes" (Ochee Chyornye), "Barynya", "The Peddlers" (Korobushka), "Russian Food Song", "The Snowstorm" (Metelitsa), "Moscow Nights" (Podmoskovnye Vechera), "Nanaisky" (Siberian wrestling dance), "Russian Tongue Twisters", "Cossack song and dance", "Daniel Cooper" (Dance of Russian Nobility), "Volga Boatmen" (Ekh, Ukhnem!), "Hopak" (national dance of Ukraine), "Long Road" (Dorogoi Dlinnoyu), "Katyusha", "Songs of Russian villages".
 

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Russian folk dance and song Kalinka

Kalinka Russian dance - Barynya - Valley Forge, PA

Russian singer and garmoshka player Mikhail Smirnov and Russian folk dancers Valentina Kvasova, Ganna Makarova and Alexey Maltsev recorded during APCA (Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities) conference in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania in March 2008.

Ukrainian traditional dance Hopak

Ukrainski narodny tanets - Valley Forge, PA - Barynya

Russian traditional dance "Metelitsa" (Snowstorm)

Russian Siberian Nanaiski Wrestling dance

Nanaiskyi -Siberian dance - Barynya - Valley Forge, PA

Russian tongue twisters

Russian tongue twisters - Mikhail Smirnov -Valley Forge, PA

"Trepak" Russian dance from Tchaikovsky's Ballet Nutcracker -

Anya Zeenenko and Boulat Moukhametov performing Russian dance Trepak from "Nutcracker" ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky during Aspen Santa Fe Ballet company's winter tour 2010.


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PHOTOS

Ganna Makarova
Traditional costume from Northern Russia

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Russian Roma dance Two guitars

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Russian dance

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Russian Sailor's dance

Russian Quadrille
Russian Quadrille

Russian singing workshop
Russian singing workshop

Russian dance workshop
Russian dance workshop

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Letters of Recommendation, References

Enfield Public Library, April 2008. Enfield, Connecticut

Barynya trio recommendation 3

Wide Hirizons for children, March 2008. Oyster Bay, NY

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March 2008. Syosset High School, New York

March 2008. Syosset High School, New York

Fruitport Middle School, February 2008. Fruitport, MI

Monday, February 11, 2008. 9am, 10am. Fruitport Middle School. 3113 Pontaluna Road Fruitport, Michigan 49415. Phone: 231-865-4026

Barynya trio recommendation 1
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SEPTEMBER 2007, ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY CONCERT

September 2007 concert in Assisted Living Community in NJ
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PEPSICO WORLD HEADQUOTERS
SEPTEMBER, 2006, PURCHASE, NEW YORK

Pepsico 2006

The New Rockville Library, November, 2006
21 Maryland Avenue in the New Rockville, MD

November 2006

UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK
GLOBAL FESTIVAL, May 20, 2006, New York City

Barynya recommendation letter 2006
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Beltsville Recreation council, Beltsville Community center
3900 Sellman Road, Beltsville, MD 20705, May, 2006

Barynya recommendation letter 2006

Academy of Information Technology, November, 2005
381 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06905

Barynya recommendation letter 2005
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The Discovery Channel Series: "Party Planner With David Tutera", February, 2005

The Discovery Channel: "Party Planner With David Tutera"

Smithsonian Institute of America, Baird Auditorium
National Museum of Natural History,
10th & Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, March, 2003

Smithsonian Institute of America, Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

West Nayck Free Public Library. November 2005

West Nayck Free Public Library

Spence-Chapin, New York City. April 2005

Spence-Chapin, New York City

Smith College, Northampton, MA. April 2005

Smith College, Northampton, MA

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. April 2005

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

Zimmerly Art Musium at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. February, 2004

Zimmerly Art Musium at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, Vineland, NJ. November, 2004

The Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, Vineland, NJ

Milford Fine Arts Center, Milford, CT. November 1997

Milford Fine Arts Center, Milford, CT

Fulmar Road Elementary School, Mahopac, NY. September 1997

Fulmar Road Elementary School, Mahopac, NY

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ. March 1993

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ

Russian music and dance concert in Rockaway, New Jersey
Fox Hills Adult Community, Friday, January 1st, 2010
1209 Hamilton Drive, Rockaway, NJ 07866

Ensemble Barynya performed a program of traditionla Russian dance and music on Friday, January 1st, 2010 at the Fox Hills Adult Community. Barynya cast: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar), Alexey Klyuchnikov (dancer, costumed characters), and dancer Anya Zeenenko.
 
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Russian dance workshop at the Public school # 91 in Brooklyn, New York

Russian dance workshop in Brooklyn, NY, January 26, 2011
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Russian dance workshop, song and music concert in Maryland

Russian dance workshop and concert of Russian dance, song and music took place at the Kensington Parkwood Elementary school during International Night event. Address: 4710 Saul Road, Kensington, MD 20895-4251. Phone: (301) 571-6949. Ensemble Barynya performed with three members: Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), dancer Andij Cybyk.

Russian dance workshop, song and music concert in Kengsington, Maryland
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