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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.
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:
Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya video promo. Video compilation of Russian, Ukrainian, Cossack, Naniaskiy (Russian Siberian), dance of Russian Sailor's and Tsyganskiy (Russian Gypsy Roma) dances. For fast price quote contact Barynya Entertainment
Russian dance trio performance in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on Monday, April 7, 2008. The Russian Department at Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania) hosted its annual Russian dinner on Monday, April 7 2008. The dinner featured traditional Russian food and a performance by ensemble Barynya Russian folk singers and dancers: Valentina Kvasova, Mikhail Smirnov, and Alexey Maltsev. For fast price quote contact Barynya Entertainment.
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.
Russian Dance Barynya V.Verterich, O.Chpitalnaia
Russian Dance Barynya Soloist Olga Chpitalnaia
Russian Dance Barynya Soloist Vitaly Verterich
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
"Russian folk dance BARYNYA" MPEG file, size= 3674116 KB 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)
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.
As it became clear later on, Vechshiy Oleg, who was purblind, has mistaken the dancers for the ambassadors from the Northern Tribes (Severyane) who owned him a few hundred skins of marten - Russian tiger-cat...
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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".
Daniel Cooper dance was briefly mentioned in world-known novel by Leo Tolstoy "War and Piece": The dance grew livelier and livelier. The other couples could not attract a moment's attention to their own evolutions and did not even try to do so. All were watching the count and Marya Dmitrievna. Natasha kept pulling everyone by sleeve or dress, urging them to "look at Papa!" though as it was they never took their eyes off the couple. In the intervals of the dance the count, breathing deeply, waved and shouted to the musicians to play faster. Faster, faster, and faster; lightly, more lightly, and yet more lightly whirled the count, flying round Marya Dmitrievna, now on his toes, now on his heels; until, turning his partner round to her seat, he executed the final pas, raising his soft foot backwards, bowing his perspiring head, smiling and making a wide sweep with his arm, amid a thunder of applause and laughter led by Natasha. Both partners stood still, breathing heavily and wiping their faces with their cambric handkerchiefs.
"That's how we used to dance in our time, ma chere," said the count.
"That was a Daniel Cooper!" exclaimed Marya Dmitrievna, tucking up her sleeves and puffing heavily.
In 2008 Russian dance ensemble Barynya from New York re-introduced "Danila Kooper" dance during the Russian Nobility Ball 2008 in New York City (Hotel Pierre, Grand Ball Room), May 9th, 2008... read more, view video
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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
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
This DVD was recorded at live performance of Russian music and dance ensemble Barynya (Artistic Director/Founder Mikhail Smirnov) in Lakeside, Ohio at the Hoover Auditorium in July 2007. List of performers: Mikhail Smirnov - vocal, garmoshka, guitar , Alex Siniavski - balalaika, Gypsy guitar, musical director, Andrij Cybyk - dancer, choreographer, Valentina Kvasova - dance captain, dancer, Leonid Bruk - balalaika contrabass , Alexander Menshikov - singer, tambourine, Victoria Pichurova - singer, Natalia Ejova - dancer, Natia Rtveliashvili - dancer, Stefan Kuziw - dancer, Alex Sizov - dancer.... more info, videoclips, order
This DVD is from live performance of Russian dance, song and music ensemble Barynya from the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in October 2006. PROGRAM: Russian, Gypsy, Cossack, Ukrainian traditional dances, folk and popular songs, virtuoso performances on musical instruments with explanation of the program in English. INSTRUMENTS: balalaika, garmoshka, contrabass, buben, Gypsy and classic guitars... more info, videoclips, order
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
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Ensemble Barynya, 1998. Live performance in cabaret "Moscow", Lexington Ave/54 street, New York City. Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Klezmer music and dances. Runtime: about 35 minutes. more info, videoclips, order
Runtime: 60 minutes. 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