Russian Folk Dance "Kadril" (Quadrille, Rigodon)
Russian Folk Dance Kadril' is also known as Quadrille, Kadrille and Rigodon. Kadril' is a humorous competitive couples dance. Traditional Russian Kadril is a dance which involves four (or more) couples arranged in the shape of square with each couple facing the center of the square. In old Russia "Quadrille" use to be known as the dance of Moscow suburbs. Below are the photos and videos from live concerts of the Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya from New York, Artistic director Mikhail Smirnov.
"Russian Quadrille" dance pictures and video below from the Russian Nobility Ball, 2005. Dancers: Vitaly Verterich, Mikhail Nesterenko, Valentina Kvasova, Andrij Cybyk, Ganna Makarova, Olga Chpitalnaia. Musicians: Alex Siniavski (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (contrabass balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka).
Russian Nobility Ball 2005 videos
October 28, 2004, Missouri Southern State University, Joplin , MO
Video recorded during ensemble Barynya concert in Missouri Southern State University. Joplin, Missouri, October 28, 2004. Dancers: Vitaly Verterich, Mikhail Nesterenko, Andrij Cybyk, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ganna Makarova.
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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.
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".
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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
"Trepak" Russian dance from Tchaikovsky's Ballet Nutcracker - «Òðåïàê»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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Russian dance workshop at the Public school # 91 in Brooklyn, New York
On January 26, 2011 dancers of ensemble Barynya presented a Russian dance workshop at the Public School # 91 in Brooklyn, New York. Kids loved to learn the steps. Dancers Alexander Rudoy, Anna Brovkina, Natia Rtveliashvili Mangan and Boulat Moukhametov were really well respected instructors. Mikhail Smirnov played his garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion) for the dancers. Everybody in the house had fun.
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