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Barynya concert on June 25, 2016, 6pm. Southampton Cultural Center

Saturday, June 25, 2016. 6–7PM without intermission. 60 minute performance with 6 dancers and 3 musicians at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Ln, Southampton, NY 11968. www.scc-arts.org. Cast: Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), dancers: Ilia Pankratov, Alexander Rudoy, Vladimir Nikitin, Anna Brovkina, Katya Brovkina, Olga Chpitalnaia
 
PROGRAM:
 
01. “BARYNYA”, RUSSIAN FOLK DANCE
02. “DR. ZHIVAGO”, INSTRUMENTAL
03. “THE SNOWSTORM”, SIBERIAN TRADITIONAL DANCE
04. “SKOROGOVORKEE”, RUSSIAN TONGUE TWISTERS
05. “NANAETS”, SIBERIAN SUMO FIGHTING DANCE
06. “DANILA KOOPER”, DANCE OF RUSSIAN NOBILITY
07. “KOROBUSHKA”, RUSSIAN FOLK SONG
08. «MARDZHNDZHA», GYPSY-ROMANI DANCE
09. WALTZ “BABOCHKA”, INSTRUMENTAL
10. “HOPAK”, UKRAINIAN NATIONAL DANCE
11. “THE MOON IS SHINING BRIGHTLY”, TRADITIONAL
12. “EVREISKAIYA SVAD'BA”, RUSSIAN-JEWISH WEDDING DANCE
13. BALALAIKA MEDLEY, INSTRUMENTAL
14. VARENKA, SONG AND DANCE OF COSSACKS
15. CHARDASH, INSTRUMENTAL
16. KALINKA, RUSSIAN FOLK DANCE

Barynya, Southampton Cultural Center, Saturday June 25 2016, 25 Pond Ln Southampton NY 11968
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Barynya showcase at booking conference in NYC, 2015


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Elina Karokhina with Mariinsky Theatre at BAM in Brooklyn, NY 01-14-2015

Elina Karokhina, Valery Gergiev, BAM, Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn, New York, January 14, 2015
Elina Karokhina with famous Russian conductor Valery Gergiev

On January 14, 2015 musical director and balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina was selected to performed the balalaika part with Mariinsky Theatre from St. Petersburg, Russia in Rodion Shchedrin's opera "The Enchanted Wanderer" at the BAM - Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. Some photos and video from Shchedrin’s rarely staged musical treasure, based on the story by Nikolai Leskov are available on Barynya website

January 2015, restaurant Romanoff, Brooklyn, New York

Barynya at restaurant Romanoff, Brooklyn, New York,  January 2015
Photo by Dmitriy Moryak, Creative Director, City AD Group, www.CityAdGroup.com
Barynya at restaurant Romanoff, Brooklyn, New York,  January 2015
Photo by Dmitriy Moryak, Creative Director, City AD Group, www.CityAdGroup.com

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November 2014, Barynya at restaurant Romanoff, Brooklyn, New York


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Friday, April 4, 2014, Lamoni, Iowa

Performance with Russian singer Nikolai Massenkoff at the Graceland University's Shaw Center, Shaw Family Auditorium, Lamoni Campus, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140 on Friday, April 04, 2014. ALL PHOTOS and VIDEO from Lamoni, Iowa


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Barynya dancers on NBC's TODAY show - Feb. 7, 2014

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One week school resedency in Bristol, Maine, May 11-15, 2014.

Two dancers and two musicians of ensemble "Barynya": Valentina Kvasova, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina and Olga Chpitalnaia were teaching kids Russian dance, music and culture at the Bristol Consolidated School in Bristol, Maine. In the end of the week kids were able to perform a concert of Russian dance for the local community. All photos and videos from Bristol, Maine.

Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), exhibition "Faberge Revealed", Salem, Massachusetts, July 2013.

Photo from concert of "Barynya" ensemble at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) during exhibition "Faberge Revealed" in Salem, Massachusetts, July 2013. Barynya cast: Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Anna Brovkina, Aliaksandr Anatska, Alexander Rudoy. All photos made by Shawn Fitzgerald Photography are available on Barynya website.

Barynya performance at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), exhibition Faberge Revealed, Salem, Massachusetts, USA, July 2013, Shawn Fitzgerald Photography
All photos from Barynya performance at the "Faberge Revealed" exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, July 2013, Shawn Fitzgerald Photography.

Morristown, New Jersey, December 31st 2012

Barynya in Morristown, New Jersey, USA
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October 2012. Middle Country Public Library, Selden, New York

Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya. Concert October 21st, 2012. Middle Country Public Library, 575 MC Road, Selden, New York
All photos from October 21st, 2012, Long Island, New York

Thursday, October 4, 2012. American Museum of Natural History, New York City. Pepsi-Cola Corporate Event.

Georgian dance and Russian Gypsy song & music concert in Yonkers, New York, July 2012

Barynya trio (Mikhail Smirnov, Alexander Menshikov, Elina Karokhina) and Pesvebi Georgian dancers performed together a program of Georgian music and dances of Caucasus Mountains, Russian and Gypsy song, and balalaika music. The performance took place during the Summer Worldfest Series at the Saunders Trades and Technical High School, 183 Palmer Road, Yonkers, NY 10701.


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June 28th, 2012, Gypsy show in Philadelphia, PA

Gypsy Trio in PA
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Oak View Elementary School, Fairfax, Virginia, March 9th, 2012

NY Balalaika Trio, Elina Karokhina, Boulat Moukhametov, Mikhail Smirnov, Oak View Elementary School, Fairfax, Virginia, March 9th, 2012
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State Capella of Saint Petersburg, St.Petersburg, Russia, February 27, 2012.

Soloists of ensemble Barynya Elina Karokhina and Mikhail Smirnov were invited to perform at the concert dedicated to celebration of 80th jubilee of Mr. Nikolai Aleksandrovich Shubin, famous teacher of the balalaika and domra. Elina and Mikhail played a very difficult medley that consisted of Russian folk songs, classical and popular hits. The concert took place at the "State Capella of Saint Petersburg", one of the most prestigious concert halls in St. Petersburg, Russia located at Naberezhnaya Reky Moiki, #20, metro (subway station) "Nevsky Prospekt". All photos and videos are available at st.petersburg.russia.htm

State Capella of Saint Petersburg, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov
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January 8, 2012, Association of Performing Arts Presenters-2012, New York City

Ensemble "BARYNYA" and "THE SNOW MAIDEN" (Musical) showcases during Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) annual booking conference at the Hilton Hotel NYC (at 54th Street), 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, New York, USA. Cast: singer Alexander Menshikov, Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals), Leonid Bruk (contrabass-balalaika), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Andrei Kisselev, Boulat Moukhametov, Alexander Rudoy, Anna Brovkina, Olga Chpitalnaia, Valentina Kvasova.

Barynya, APAP|NYC|2012, New York City, January 8th, 2012
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Barynya showcase at APAP conference in New York City, January 8th, 2012
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Ensemble Barynya celebrates 20 years.

Article in New Jersey's newspaper www.northjersey.com by Tara Driggs

Barynya dance ensemble celebrates 20 years
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December 2011, Anna Zinenko and Boulat Moukhametov, "Nutcracker" Tour with Santa Fee Ballet

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet gives its annual performances of "The Nutcracker" at the Aspen District Theatre.
Janet Urquhart/The Aspen Times
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet gives its annual performances of "The Nutcracker" at the Aspen District Theatre. Janet Urquhart/The Aspen Times, photo from www.aspentimes.com

Anna Zinenko Boulat Moukhametov
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of the article from The Aspen Times or read the full article at the www.aspentimes.com website.


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December 11, 2011. Huntington Public Library

This video was recorded by Long Island TV company during ensemble Barynya performance at the Huntington Public Library (338 Main Street, Huntington, New York 11743) on Sunday, December 11th, 2011. Cast of performers: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (contrabass balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), dancers: Petr Tikhonov, Ilia Pankratov, Nick Kobryn


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Barynya Trio at the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Russian Brides, Season 13, Episode 7

Elina Karokhina and other musicians of Barynya ensemble were a part of famous TV show Episode about Russian mafia. In order to bring down a Russian mobster running an international prostitution/kidnapping ring disguised as a Russian bride website, Cragen steps from behind the desk to go undercover as a "john". Cast: Elina Karokhina - balalaika, Mikhail Smirnov - garmoshka, Alexandre Tseytlin - violin.


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American Museum of Natural History, New York City, October 2011.

Performance at the American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West at 79th Street, New York City, NY 10024) took place during a corporate event on October 27, 2011. Dancers Valentina Kvasova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Anna Brovkina, Vitaly Verterich, Andrei Kiselev, Ilia Pankratov.


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Barynya Russian Cossack Dancers NYC

Barynya Russian Cossack Dancers NYC

All photos and videos from performance at the museum of Natural History in New York City

October 20, 2011. Corporate event in Miami, Florida.

"Korobushka" (instrumental), "Kalinka" (dance)

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All photos and videos from performance at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on October 20, 2011 in Miami, Florida

October 20, 2011, Bowman Elementary School, Lexington, MA

50 minute presentation at the Bowman Elementary School, 9 Philip Road, Lexington, MA 02421-6099. Dancers Olga Chpitalnaia, Alexander Rudoy, and Nikolay Kislyak (bayan).

Olga Chpitalnaia, Alexander Rudoy, Nikolay Kislyak, Lexington, MA
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Lake Side Adult Care, Brooklyn, New York, August 17th 2011

trio Barynya performance in Brooklyn, NY, August 2011
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August 12 2011, School concert, dance and music workshop in New York City
P035M @ Bellevue Hopital Center, 462 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Russian dance, music show and workshop, NYC, 8-12-2011 Russian dance, music show and workshop, NYC, 8-12-2011
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Barynya Balalaika Trio on TV. Bevcam TV Studio, Beverly, MA, June 29th, 2011.

Barynya Balalaika Trio: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals). Recorded and produced by EstradaProduction. All photos and videos from this event are available at the website www.Russian365.com.


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Sunday, June 5th 2011, "Salute to Israel Parade", New York City

Mazal Tov Jewish dancers at the "Salute to Israel Parade" in New York City on Sunday, June 5th, 2011 Mazal Tov Jewish dancers at the "Salute to Israel Parade" in New York City on Sunday, June 5th, 2011 Mazal Tov Jewish dancers at the "Salute to Israel Parade" in New York City on Sunday, June 5th, 2011 Mazal Tov Jewish dancers at the "Salute to Israel Parade" in New York City on Sunday, June 5th, 2011
"Salute to Israel Parade", June 5, 2011, NYC / Click on the images above to see full size high resolution photos / All photos and videos from the event

Troika Festival, Erie, Pennsylvania. Memorial Day-2011.

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View all photos and videos from TROIKA Festival organized by the Church of the Nativity in Erie, PA.

"Balalaika Music Medley", Erie, PA, May 29th, 2011. "Troika" Festival.

Recorded during "Troika" Festival in Erie, Pennsylvania on May 29th, 2011. Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocal).


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Ensemble Barynya in San Antonio, Texas, May 8, 2011.

Alexey Maltsev, Alexander Rudoy, Anna Brovkina, Olga Chpitalnaia, Mikhail Smirnov. Ensemble Barynya, San Antonio, Texas, May 2011
Alexey Maltsev, Alexander Rudoy, Anna Brovkina, Olga Chpitalnaia, Mikhail Smirnov. Texas, May 8 2011. Click to see all photos by Ken Mahnke.

March 25 - May 2, 2011. Celebrity Theatre, Dollywood Park, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Four shows a day six days a week at the Celebrity Theatre, Dollywood Park, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee during the Festival of Nations. Cast: Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Andrei Ivanov (dancer), Alexey Maltsev (dancer), Anna Zinenko, Anna Brovkina (dancer), and the company of Georgian dancers and musicians... all videos and photos from Tennessee

Barynya, Dollywood Park, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Photo from www.Dollywood.com website
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Friday, March 11th, Old York Road Temple - Beth Am, Abington, Pennsylvania

Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Abington, PA, March 2011
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or read the article at the www.jewishexponent.com website. More photos and recommendation letter are available on NY Balalaika Duo webpage

Russian dance workshop, song and music concert in Maryland, February 25, 2011

Russian dance workshop, song and music concert in Kengsington, Maryland
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Petroushka Ball, 2-11-2011, Waldorf Astoria, New York City

Performance during dinner by Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar), and singer Alexander Menshikov. Recorded by Alexander Gurman (alexandergurman's YouTube channel) on February 11, 2011 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City during the Petroushka Ball-2011.


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January 26th, 2011. 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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Multicultural school assembly. Russian dance and music, dance workshop. January 26, 2011, Brooklyn, New York
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February 2011, Los Angeles, California. "Pidmanula", Ukrainian folk song and dance (video)


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Cossack dance performance during basketball game NJ NETS vs Utah JAZZ on January 19th, 2011 at the Prudential Center arena in Newark, New Jersey, USA. Photo from New York Times newspaper.

...This was an evening of Russian culture at the Prudential Arena in Newark, New Jersey (USA)... Dancers Alexey Maltsev, Petr Tikhonov, Vitaly Verterich, Ilia Pankratov, Danila Sherstobitov, Andrei Kisselev, Andrij Cybyk, Boulat Moukhametov have performed during a timeout during the game for over NJ NETS 15,000 fans.

Barynya photo in New York Times
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Cossack dancers, NJ Nets vs Utah Jazz. January 19th, 2011. Prudential Center
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Performance during VIP reception before basketball game NJ NETS vs Utah JAZZ on January 19th, 2011 at the Prudential Center arena in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Musicians Alexandre Tseytlin (violin), Leonid Bruk (bass, balalaika-contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar), singer Alexander Menshikov, and singer Irina Zagornova entertained during the New Jersey Nets VIP reception. The guest list included NETS owner (Mikhail Prokhorov), the Russian Ambassador to the UN (H.E. Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin), and the Russian Consul General (Honorable Andrey Konstantinovich Yushmanov).

Russian band NJ NETS January 19, 2011
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APAP SHOWCASE 2011
HILTON HOTEL, NEW YORK CITY
MORGAN SUITE, SECOND FLOOR
SUNDAY,   JANUARY 9,   2011

07:45PM, 08:45PM, 10:30PM, 11:30PM

Hilton Hotel (at 54th Street), 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019. Ensemble Barynya will presents Russian, Cossack, and Ukrainian traditional dance, song and music with live accompaniment of balalaika, balalaika-contrabass, and garmoshka (Russian button accordion). The program will be performed by 6 dancers, 3 musicians, and singer. Barynya was founded in 1991 in New York City and showcasing at APAP every year since 2004.

Barynya APAP showcase AD 2011

December 2010, TMPlaza, Hong Kong, China

Barynya in Hong Kong
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December 16th, 2010 Russian consulate NYC, New York, USA

Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk and singer Irina Zagornova at the RUSAL USA corporate party.

Barynya at the Russian Consulate NYC
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December 2010, concert tour with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Anna Zinenko and Boulat Moukhametov are performing Trepak (Russian: «Трепак») - Russian dance from the "Nutcracker" ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky during the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet company's winter tour 2010.


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Photos from ensemble Barynya's concert tour in Florida. December 2010.

Ensemble Barynya tour in Florida, December 2010
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Gypsy show at Anna Anisimova’s Wedding, Waldorf Astoria, New York City, November 21st, 2010

Photos from performance during the lavish wedding of the New York’s first Russian-American princess, the Russian-American Paris Hilton. Anna Anisimova and Peter Schafer got married at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel. It was such a beautiful wedding — the cocktail hour was lavish, the caviar was never-ending, the ballroom was re-carpeted in white with the most unreal flowers — it looked like a fantasy world! Cast of performers: Sergei Pobedinski, Valery Zhmud, Alexandre Tseytlin, Alexey Efimenko, Victor Danilochkin, Alexander Rudoy, Alexey Maltsev, Mikhail Nesterenko, Anna Brovkina, Natia Rtveliashvili Mangan, and Olga Chpitalnaia.


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Saturday, November 20th, 2010
Cincinnati Opera's 2010 Ball “An Evening Under the Tsars”,
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, OH

Barynya Cincinnati, Ohio 2010
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Sunday, October 10th, 2010. Russian Slavic Cultural Festival. St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, 200 Alexander Avenue, Howell NJ 07731. Ensemble Barynya performances at 2pm and 4pm. For more info call 848-459-2426.
 
Barynya at the Russian Slavic Cultural Festival Howell, NJ October 10, 2010
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Sunday, September 12th, 2010, Alvin Ailey Dance Center, The Ailey Studios, 405 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019. Audition for major TV show.

Barynya audition for TV show
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Saturday, August 14th, 2010, Untermyer Park, Yonkers, New York

It has been the first time in 2010 when singers Irina Zagornova (soprano) performed with Barynya during the same concert. Elina Karokhina (balalaika) and Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass) have played a new arrangement of the Sailors dance for balalaika and balalaika-contrabass. Video Alisa Yegorova, video editing L.Bruk. Photos by L.Bruk and I. Fridman. See all photos and videos from this concert here.

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July 2010, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Performances during the Balalaika and Domra Association of America conference-2010 at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 2010. Musicians: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocals). Camera - Sergey Rogozin, video editing - Leonid Bruk. All videos and photos from this performance.

Shalov - "Gypsy Fantasy" - video

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Tribeca Film Festival event in Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 2010

Dancers Andrei Ivanov and Anna Zinenko in Atlantic City, New Jersey during Tribeca Cinema Series promotional event at the Seasars Atlantic City.

Moscow Gypsy Army, Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 2010
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Tuesday, June 29th, 2010, Washington DC
Concert at the Naval Research Laboratory

Barynya in Washington D.C.
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Friday, June 18, 2010, New York City

Ensemble Barynya at the promotional advertising campaign in New York City for "Krushka and Bochka KVASS". KVASS is a natural bread-based original beverage of Russia.

Krushka and Bochka KVASS, Barynya, Alexander Rudoy, Olga Chpitalnaia, Mikhail Smirnov
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Saturday, June 5th, 2010, Bat Mitzvah party in Riverdale, New York
Dancers Olga Chpitalnaia and Mikhail Nesterenko

Olga Chpitalnaia, Mikhail Nesterenko, Barynya   Olga Chpitalnaia, Mikhail Nesterenko, Barynya
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April 30, May 1st, May 2nd, 2010. San Antonio, Texas

ensemble Barynya tour 2010, San Antonio, Texas
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April 15th, 2010. Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, New Jersey

List of songs and dances performed: "Kalinka", "Korobushka", "Hopak", "Chastushki-Stradaniya", "Nanai Sumo Wrestling dance", "Metelitsa" (The Snowstorm), "Skorogovorki" (Russian Tongue Twisters), "Subboteya" (Saturday Affair). Extra: photo medley. Cast: Anna Zinenko (dancer), Alexey Maltsev (dancer, costumed characters), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, balalaika, vocals). Camera Sasha, video editing Misha.


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April 9, 2010, Toronto, Canada

Friday, April 9th, 2010, Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, Ontario, M8X 1G5 CANADA, Winter Palace Ball and the Gala Charity Fundraiser benefitting Ruskoka, a summer camp for underprivileged children. Musicians: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (contrabass balalaika), Yan Khmel (bayan), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Valery Abramov (tenor-saxophone), Oleg Sorin (trumpet).

Barynya at the Winter Palace Ball, Toronto, Canada
Winter Palace Ball, Toronto, Canada. Click to see all photos

March 5, 2010, Boston, Massachusetts

Barynya in Boston, Massachusetts
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February 2010, Winter Tour in Chicago, Illinois

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February 2010, Russian Winter Festival in Albany, New York

Barynya, Russian Winter Festival, Albany, New York
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Barynya, February 2010, Russian Winter Festival, Albany, New York
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Sunday, January 10, 2010, 8:40PM, 9:40PM, 10:40PM,
APAP booking conference NYC Hilton, Morgan Suite, 2 Floor
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

08:40PM Barynya
09:40PM Moscow Gypsy Army
10:40PM Mazal Tov

MUSICIANS/SINGERS: Yakov Yavno (vocals), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Alexander Menshikov (vocals), Leonid Bruk (bass, balalaika contrabass), Lev Zabeginsky (balalaika), Alexey Efimenko (guitar), Alexandre Tseytlin (violin), Sasha Mogilevich (drums),
DANCERS: Valentina Kvasova, Natalia Ejova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ksenya Hentisz, Ilia Pankratov, Andrei Kisselev, Andrij Cybyk, Alexander Rudoy.
Association of Performing Arts Presenters Showcase Poster
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Fox Hills Adult Community, Friday, January 1st, 2010
 
1209 Hamilton Drive, Rockaway, NJ 07866. Barynya cast: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar), Alexey Klyuchnikov (dancer, costumed characters), Anna Zinenko (dancer).
 
Barynya concert in Rockaway, New Jersey, 2010
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Article about performance in Atlanta - "The BDAA Newsletter"

Article was printed in December 2009 in "The BDAA Newsletter", the official Journal of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America.

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Article about Barynya performance in Atlanta in the BDAA newsletter
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Ridgewood, New Jersey, November 29th, 2009
Ridgewood Public Library, photos by Bill Grae

 
Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya, concert in  New Jersey, 2009
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Los Angeles, California, November 14th, 2009
Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County

Barynya, Los Angeles, California, November 2009
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October 28, 2009, Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center, Ada, Oklahoma.
Concert with a legendary Russian folk singer Nikolai Massenkoff.

Nikolai Massenkoff and Barynya
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New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence, NJ, October 11th, 2009

Russian music and dance concert in New Jersey
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Van Nostrand Theatre, Brentwood, New York, October 4, 2009

Cast: Mikhail Smirnov (vocals, garmoshka), Alexander Menshikov (vocals), Lev Zabeginsky (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Roman Ivanoff (percussions), Serge Rogozin (balalaika), Yan Khmel (bayan), Irina Zagornova (vocals), Kagarov sisters (vocals), Dancers: Alexey Maltsev, Danila Sherstobitov, Aliaksandr Anatska, Alexander Rudoy, Valentina Kvasova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ksenya Hentisz, Olga Yeliseyeva.

Barynya concert on Sunday, October 4th, 2009 at  Suffolk County Community College, Van Nostrand Theatre, Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, New York
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"Barynya" Russian folk dance «Барыня»


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Mexico, Chihuahua, 5th International Festival-2009.

September 18th to 27th, 2009. 5th Chihuahua International Festival
Barynya tour in Mexico
sponsored by Instituto Chihuahuense de la Cultura, The state of Chihuahua, Mexico.

September 18, 2009. CUAUHTEMOC, Chihuahua, Mexico
September 19, 2009. MADERA, Chihuahua, Mexico
September 20, 2009. NUEVO CASAS GRANDES, Chihuahua, Mexico
September 21, 2009. JUAREZ, Chihuahua, Mexico
September 22, 2009. CHIHUAHUA, Chihuahua, Mexico
September 23, 2009. DELICIAS, Chihuahua, Mexico
September 24, 2009. CAMARGO, Chihuahua, Mexico
September 25, 2009. JIMENEZ, Chihuahua, Mexico
September 26, 2009. PARRAL, Chihuahua, Mexico
September 27, 2009. GUACHOCHI, Chihuahua, Mexico

Cast: V.Kvasova, O.Yeliseyeva, N.Rtveliashvili, A.Brovkina, A.Anatska, A.Maltsev, A.Rudoy, L.Zabeginsky, A.Menshikov, M.Smirnov.

Barynya Tour 2009 Mexico
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Solo concert of Barynya ensemble at the huge concert hall in Chihuahua City was stopped in the beginning and delayed. Many people outside of the theatre still wanted to get in to see the show. Finally they put sound monitors and projection screens on the street and let some more people inside. That is a very funny funny video. Because they recorded the concert but failed to record the sound, so they just pulled some music off the internet and put the two together. The sound track is fun in its own way too. Our singer Sasha Menshikov did not like it. Actually he hated this video. But maybe he was overreacting.
 
Сольный концерт ансамбля Барыня в огромном концертном зале города Чиуауа Сити (Чивава Сити) был задержан на 30 ИЛИ 40 минут. На улице осталось около 1000 человек, которым не досталось билетов, а люди требовали впустить их посмотреть шоу. На улице поставили большие проэкционные экраны, звуковые колонки, и в концов концов мы начали наше выступление. К сожалению, на видео вместо нашего собственного звука местные видеооператор и режиссер, которые сделали нам это видео в подарок, зачем-то "подложили" записи каких-то других русских ансамблей. Но эти записи тоже довольно прикольные сами по себе. А видео с выступления получилось очень красивое. Саше Меньшикову оно, правда, страшно не понравилось. Очень сильно не понравилось. Саша Меньшиков всё принимает слишком близко к сердцу.

Barynya concert in Chihuahua City, 9-22-2009

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Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 2009

Barynya concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 2009
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Festival International des Rythmes du Monde, Chicoutimi (Quebec), Canada, July 2009

Over 10 thousand people attended Barynya performance during Festival in Chicoutimi. Performers: Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Alexander Menshikov, Yan Khmel, Lev Zabeginsky, Valentina Kvasova, Ilia Pankratov.
 
Barynya at the Festival International des Rythmes du Monde, Chicoutimi (Quebec), Canada July 2009
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Brooklyn, New York, June 2009.

UKRAINIAN AMERICAN COORDINATING COUNCIL (УКРАЇНСЬКА АМЕРИКАНСЬКА КООРДИНАЦІЙНА РАДА) and producer Alex Gutmacher were using photos of Barynya ensemble on their promotional postcard for the advertisement of the event in Brooklyn, New York on June 28, 2009 without permission and despite the copyright warning. Below is the scan of the postcard with ensemble Barynya photos in the middle. Photos used on the postcard were made by John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Dalia Bagdonaite. Please ask for the permission next time you need our photos. Thank you!

UKRAINIAN AMERICAN COORDINATING COUNCIL, Alex Gutmacher, Саша Гутмахер, УКРАЇНСЬКА АМЕРИКАНСЬКА КООРДИНАЦІЙНА РАДА
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"The L Magazine", New York City, June 24-July 7, 2009

www.thelmagazine.com, Barynya mentioned at the L Magazine, New York City, June 24-July 7, 09
The L Magazine, New York City, June 24-July 7, 2009, www.thelmagazine.com

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: Valentina Kvasova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ksenya Hentisz, Sophia Panych, Mikhail Nesterenko, Andrei Kisselev, Aleksey Klyuchnikov, Alexey Maltsev, Alexander Rudoy.

Ensemble Barynya, photo by Dalia BagdonaiteEnsemble Barynya, photo by Dalia Bagdonaite
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Video: Barynya dancers @ "World On Stage" festival, Stamford, CT, May 2009


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Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, New York City, New York, May 2009

Concert of "Barynya Trio" - Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, balalaika, guitar, vocals), Valentina Kvasova (dancing, vocals), Alexey Maltsev (dancing, costumed characters). Sunday, May 17th, 2009, 2PM. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021.


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Russian dance workshop, Glastonbury, Connecticut, May 2009

Dancer Alexey Maltsev and garmoshka player Mikhail Smirnov teaching Russian dance workshop at the Glastonbury schools' "Russian Day" celebration on Thursday, May 28, 2009.

Russian dance workshop at Glastonbury, CT
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Video from Gypsy dance and music concert in Great Falls
Performing Arts Center, Paterson, New Jersey, April 2009

Cast: Vasily Yankovich (singer, seven-stringed Gypsy guitar), Alexander Menshikov (singer, tambourine), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocals), Alex Siniavski (balalaika, Gypsy guitar), Alexandre Tseytlin (violin), Valentina Kvasova (dancer, vocals), Mikhail Nesterenko (dancer, costume characters), Natalia Stolichnaya (dancer).


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International Folk Fair Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida, March 2009

Photos from the International Folk Fair Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida, March 2009
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February 28, 2009. Russian Winter Festival in Albany, New York

Ensemble Barynya performance on February 28, 2009 during Russian Winter Festival in Albany, New York. The temperature outside was 24F plus the wind factor. It was REALLY COLD! Performers: Alex Siniavski (guitar) - it was so cold he was afraid to play his balalaika, Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka), Alexander Menshikov (vocals, buben), dancer and singer Valentina Kvasova and dancer Alexey Maltsev. We put on all costumes we have had with us that day and it was still very cold...

Russian Winter Festival in Albany, New York
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Barynya performance at the Russian Winter Festival in Albany, New York on February 28, 2009
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Barynya performance at the Russian Winter Festival in Albany, New York on February 28, 2009
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"The Star-Ledger", NJ's largest local newspaper, USA
February 23, 2009

The Star-Ledger, NJ's largest local newspaper, USA ..."The spirit of the Old Country transplanted to the New -- that's the essence of Barynya... which made a lively stop Sunday at the Community Theatre in Morristown.

Founded and directed by Mikhail Smirnov, a Russian ethnomusicologist who now lives in Cliffside, the troupe is comprised of immigrants from Russia and its satellites, like the former Soviet republic of Ukraine. Yet in the wake of perestroika, the geographic distribution of Cossack dance staples like the "Kazatsky" has come to include parts of Brooklyn, Canada and New Jersey. Although farther out from the Russian sun, the orbits of these lesser moons are apparently fixed.

Smirnov, who narrates the program when he is not squeezing an accordion-like instrument called the garmoshka, seems comfortable with this irony, and he peppers his monologue with witticisms. His audience's propensity to greet the music with rhythmic clapping..." read full article in NJ's "Star Ledger"

Concert in Morristown, New Jersey, February 22, 2009 (video)

Slavic Festival in Eugene, Oregon, February 2009.

Barynya in Eugene, Oregon, February 2009, Slavic Home poster
Barynya in Eugene, Oregon, February 2009, Slavic Home poster

Mikhail Smirnov, Lev Zabeginsky, Valentina Kvasova, Natalia Ejova, Ksenya Hentisz, Stefan Kuziw, Mikhail Nesterenko, Danila Sherstobitov, Alexey Maltsev performed three shows during the Fourth Annual Slavic Festival in Eugene, Oregon organized by Slavic Home, NPO. On the photo below ensemble Barynya dancers are performing Daniel Cooper, the dance of Russian Nobility.

Ensemble Barynya performs the dance of Russian Nobility "Danila Cooper" during Slavic Festival in Eugene, Oregon. February 2009.
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International dance competition "Superstars of Dance", NBC, 2009.

Cossack dancers of New York based ensemble Barynya were competing at the SUPERSTARS OF DANCE, international dance competition led by executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Fuller (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance). The show hosted by Michael Flatley (Lord of the Dance) and Susie Castillo, a former Miss USA, premiered on NBC network on January 4th and aired through January 26th, 2009. Dancers Yaroslaw Dobriansky, Vasiliy Myshletsov, Ilia Streltsov, Aleksey Klyuchnikov, Danila Sherstobitov, Alexey Maltsev, Alexander Rudoy, and Alex Sizov performed a Cosssack dance routine choreographed by Vitaly Verterich. Cossack costumes made by famous Russian folk costumes designer Svetlana Gavrilova. Artistic Director of Barynya Mikhail Smirnov was one of eight judges to decide which country will take home the coveted Trophy. Mikhail was not able to vote for Cossack dancers or the Russian team.

Barynya Cossack dancers at the "Superstars of Dance", NBC, 2009, Photo courtesy Chris Haston/NBC
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CARNEGIE HALL, NYC, DECEMBER 2008.

Dancers Valentina Kvasova, Natalia Ejova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Natia Rtveliashvili, Dasha Paliy , Elena Yakubina performed a dance number "DEVOCHKI" in a musical "Mother Russia", Carnegie Hall, NYC. The story was about an American guy visiting Russia, "Barynya" dancers were in the scene where his friends are afraid that he will be seduced by Russian girls and warning him to stay away from them.

BARYNYA DANCERS AT CARNEGIE HALL, NYC, DECEMBER 2008
All photos from Barynya performance in Carnegie Hall, New York City, December 2008

Mikhail Gorbachev's Liberty Medal Award Gala
National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA

Mikhail Gorbachev's Liberty Medal Award Gala 2008 Ensemble Barynya performed during diner Gala after the Liberty Medal 2008 was presented to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev by President George H.W. Bush. Official ceremony took place on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at The National Constitution Center located at 525 Arch St. on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall... letter of recommendation.

Eight Barynya dancers, four musicians and three singers entertained a black-tie dinner for more than 1,000 guests. Audience included President George H. W. Bush, Tom Brokaw, Dikembe Mutumbo and Van Cliburn. Barynya performed both concert music and dance throughout the evening. President's Bush and Gorbachev were thrilled. World known concert pianist Van Cliburn shake hands with the balalaika virtuoso Lev Zabeginsky. MC of the evening, American television journalist Tom Brokaw, used one of our microphones to do the toasts. He was standing next to Barynya musicians on the stage.

Barynya performers: Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Alex Siniavski (balalaika, Gypsy guitar), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Lev Zabeginsky (balalaika), Yan Khmel (bayan); singers: Alexander Menshikov, Irina Zagornova and Diana Bruk; dancers: Anna Brovkina, Valentina Kvasova, Natalia Ejova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Andrei Kisselev, Ilia Pankratov, Vitaly Verterich and Alexey Maltsev.

Barynya at Mikhail Gorbachev's Liberty Medal Award Gala 2008
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Russian folk music and dance concert in Brooklyn, New York
November 22, 2008


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PENN STATE UNIVERSITY TOUR 2008

In November 2008 dancers Valentina Kvasova, Alexey Maltsev, Alexander Rudoy, Anna Brovkina, and Russian folk singer and musician Mikhail Smirnov performed five concerts at Hazleton, Lehman, Schuykill, Dunmore, and DuBois campuses of Penn State University in Pennsylvania.

Ensemble Barynya Penn State University tour 2008
Ensemble Barynya Penn State University Tour 2008 (photos)

MIDWEST TOUR 2008

Barynya midwest tour 2008 started on September 25 in Roseau, MN. Last concert - Monday, November 10, 2008 in Hannibal, MO. 35 full lenght concerts, 3 matinees, view full schedule. List of performers: 6 dancers: Valentina Kvasova, Anna Brovkina, Natia Rtveliashvili, Danila Sherstobitov, Alexander Rudoy, Alexey Maltsev, 3 musicians: Lev Zabeginsky, Yan Khmel, Mikhail Smirnov and singer Alexander Menshikov.

Barynya midwest tour 2008
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Barynya midwest tour 2008
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Colchester Cenior Center, Colchester, CT, September 11, 2008

Russian Duo CT, Valentina Kvasova, Mikhail Smirnov
Valentina Kvasova, Mikhail Smirnov. Click image above to see more information from concert in Colchester, CT

Russian Federation Embassy Estate USA. August 30, 2008

Barynya at the Russian Federation Embassy Estate USA
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Russian party in New York City, August 14, 2008

Russian DJ Barnaul (a.k.a. Alexey Maltsev), singer Alexander Menshikov, Russian MC MISHA (a.k.a. Mikhail Smirnov), and Gypsy dancer Anna entertained mixed Russian-American crowd during Russian party at the club "TOUCH", 240 West 52nd Street, New York, New York, 10019.

Russian Party New York City
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The Ephrata Review. June 2008


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New York City Russian Radio Station City Radio 540AM
Festival of Russian music, dance and culture, May 2008

Brighton Beach Festival of Russian music, dance and culture on May 18th, 2008 was organized by one of New York Russian Radio Stations, CITY RADIO 540AM. Barynya performed in the beginning of the concert. Five dancers and two musicians were on the stage built near the south end of Coney Island Avenue (next to Boardwalk) in Brooklyn, New York. Dancers Valentina Kvasova, Ganna Makarova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Danila Sherstobitov, Alexey Maltsev performed Russian traditional dances "Barynya", "Metelitsa", "Kalinka", "Korobushka", Cossack dance Varenka, and Ukrainian folk dance "Hopak". Mikhail Smirnov was singing and playing garmoshka while Leonid Bruk was burning fingers on his huge balalaika-contrabass.

Barynya @ Russian Radio concert in New York
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Concert at Windsor Terrace Public Library 160 East 5th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11218 on Monday May 12, 2008

Alexey Maltsev, Valentina Kvasova, Leonid Bruk, Lev Zabeginsky, Mikhail Smirnov
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Monday, April 7, 2008, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA video

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.

Russian Nobility Ball, New York City, May 2008

It has become a good tradition for Barynya dancers to introduce a new numbers of the program before the Russian Nobility Association in New York City during annual Spring Ball.

Our version of Hopak - Ukraininan folk dance - was introduced for the first time during Russian Nobility Ball 2005. Tsyganskiy (Russian Gypsy Roma) folk dance and song Kai Yone was first seen during RNB-2007.

Russsian Nobility Ball-2008 took place at the Grand Ball Room of the Pierre Hotel (61st Street and 5th Avenue in New York City) on May 9th, 2008. This year we brought our brand new number: English inspired dance of Russian Nobility Danila Cooper.

New set of MATRYOSHKA THEME Russian costumes made by Svetlana Gavrilova was introduced at the end of our program: view "Kalinka-Malinka" video on YouTube.

Russian Father Frosts and Snow Maidens. December 2007
Barynya gig for TV Chanel RUSSIA TODAY, New York City

On December 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2007 from 12PM till 4 PM New York based Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya dancers and musicians were leading a group of Russian Father Frosts and Snow Maidens (Ded Moroz and Snegurochka) to greet New Yorkers and promote new TV Channel "RUSSIA TODAY".

Barynya Russian Father Frosts and Snow Maidens, New York City, December 2007Barynya Russian Father Frosts and Snow Maidens, New York City, December 2007
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Puerto Rico International Festival of Cultures. December 2007

Barynya in Puerto Rico 2007
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Barynya in Toronto, Canada, December 2007

Barynya in Toronto, Canada, December 2007
On December 13, 2007 at 8pm Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya performed at the "Guvernment" (Kool Haus Entertainment Complex), 132 Queens Quay East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 3Y5 Canada... view pictures

Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Roswell, Georgia. October 2007

Kazanka
"Kazanka"
Nanaysky
"Nanaysky"

video recorded on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forest Street, Roswell, Georgia during joined concert with Atlanta Balalaika Society. Dancers: Natalia Ejova, Andrij Cybyk, Musicians: Alex Siniavski (balalaika prima), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, vocal), David Cooper (balalaika contrabass), Alexander Menshikov (vocal, tambourine).

Slavic Cultural Festival Sept 29, 2007 McLean, VA

Ensemble Barynya September 29, 2007 McLean, VA
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Mikhail Smirnov, Victoria Pichurova, Valentina Kvasova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Natalia Ejova, Mikhail Nesterenko, Stefan Kuziw, and Roman Lewkowicz photos from Slavic Cultural Festival that took place on September 29, 2007 at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA. Ensemble Barynya shared the stage with the Kazak Family Trio of Belarus, the Bandura Tells of Ukraine, and local organization, the Washington Balalaikas Society Orchestra.

Folklorama 2007 Russian Pavillion Winnipeg Canada

Mikhail Smirnov at Folklorama 2007
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Artistic Director of the Barynya ensemble Mikhail Smirnov was invited to play gusli, balalaika, garmoshka and sing Russian tongue twisters at the FOLKLORAMA 2007 (the largest and longest running multicultural festival of its kind in the world) festival held annualy in Winnipeg, Canada.

July 11-28, 2007. Performance series in Ohio communities

BARYNYA SUMMER 2007 OHIO TOUR
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Ensemble Barynya was touring the state of OHIO as part of the Ohio Arts Council’s Summer International Music and Performing Arts in Communities Tour (IMPACT). Barynya performed many shows, Russian & Ukrainian dance workshops from July 17 to July 28, 2007. Performance locations included Lakeside, Warren, Marietta, Jackson and Grandview Heights. All performances were free and open to the public.

July 9-15, 2007. The Balalaika and Domra Association of America 2007 Decorah, Iowa

The Balalaika and Domra Association of America 2007

Ensemble Barynya's singer Alexander Menshikov and Artistic Director and garmoshka player Mikhail Smirnov were invited as guest artists and teachers of Russia Gypsy traditional music to the annual conference of The Balalaika and Domra Association of America. To see pictures from this wonderful Festival of Russian music click the image above.

July 3, 2007. Lions Clubs International 90th Convention in Chicago, IL

Barynya in Chicagi,IL 2007 ENSEMBLE BARYNYA PERFORMANCE AT THE Lions Clubs International 90th Convention in Chicago, IL at the Hilton Hotel for the Russian Evening Event on Sunday, July 3rd, 2007. On the photo from left to right: dancer Natalia Ejova, Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka), Jim Cox (contrabass), Alex Siniavski (balalaika), and dancer Andrij Cybyk... view full size picture

June 2007. Russian Heritage Festival. "Copacabana", New York City

Barynya @ Copacabana New York City

One of the final events of the Russian Heritage Festival 2007 was a "Spirits of Russia" evening at the Copacabana Club (560 West 34 Street in Manhattan) on June 27... view pictures

May 2007. Russian Nobility Ball-2007 in New York City

Barynya @ Russian Nobility Ball 2007
Ensemble Barynya @ Russian Nobility Ball 2007 photos

The Russian Nobility Association in America annual Spring Russian Nobility Ball took place at the luxurious "Pierre" Hotel on May 11, 2007 in New York City. Musicians and dancers of New York based Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya (full company) provided music for coctail hour and thirty minute music and dance program during the dinner. "Barynya" performed popular Russian Gypsy pieces: "Two Guitars", "Kay One", "Vingerka", "3 lines", Russian favorite balalaika arrangement "The Moon is shining brightly" and Cossack song and dance "Varen'ka".

April 2007. Fairmont Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL

Fairmont Chicago Hotel Sunday, April 29, 2007 from 8 to 11pm. “Gorodissky & Partners”, Ltd. reception at Fairmont Chicago Hotel, 200 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60601. Musicians: M.Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Alex Siniavski (balalaika, Gypsy guitar), Stefan Kuziw (tambourine), and Richard Armandi (contrabass)

Cleveland Jewish News.com, April 2007

Russian music and dance in Ohio
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March 2007. George Washington University

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Slavic Spring Festival in Washington, D.C. pictures, video

January 2007. Penn State University tour

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February 2007. Embassy of Russia in Washington, DC

Photos from the inside of Russian Embassy Ensemble "Barynya" provided music and dancing for the MASLENITSA at the Embassy of Russia in Washington, DC. It was a long drive from Brooklyn for all Barynya members: dancers Valentina Kvasova and Vitaly Verterich, singer Victoria Pichurova, musicians Alex Siniavski (balalaika, Gypsy guitar), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar), violinist Alexander Tseytlin and Ruslan Khain (c-bass). Photos from inside of Embassy of Russia

Ensemble Barynya in Eugene, Oregon, January, 2007

Ensemble Barynya in Eugene, Oregon
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October 2006. John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

Russian Gypsy folk song Ensemble "Barynya" (full company: six dancers and four musicians) performed six shows in Wisconsin. Rouslan Khaine (contrabass and balalaika contrabass) was not able to fly and drove all the way from New York. Final concert took place in wonderful auditorium of John Michael Kohler Arts Center (608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI). Some friends of ensemble Barynya drove for over two hours just to see our performance.

Ensemble Barynya promo video 2006

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5 min 25 sec video promo 2006 John Michael Kohler Arts Center

September 2006. Baltimore, Maryland

Russian Gypsy folk song 2 min 20 sec Russian Gypsy folk song and dance "Those were the days" video. Folk singer Alexander Menshikov and Russian music ensemble "Barynya" showcase at the booking conference on September 29, 2006 in Baltimore, Maryland. Mikhail Smirnov-guitar, Vadim Kolpakov-Russian Gypsy 7-string guitar, Ruslan Khain - balalaika contrabass, Alex Siniavski-balalaika, Gypsy guitar.

August 2006. Reno, Nevada

gypsy boys Alexander Menshikov and Mikhail Smirnov are performing as "GYPSY BOYS" at the "Starlight Serenade" concert presented by the Sierra Nevada Balalaika Society at the Bartley Ranch Amphitheater, at 7:30 pm on Saturday, September 2nd. The Sierra Nevada Balalaika Society is dedicated to the perpetuation of music written for the balalaika, domra, and related instruments.

July 2006. Akron, Ohio

BDAA 2006 The annual conference of The Balalaika and Domra Association of America took place in Akron, Ohio. Barynya's singer Alexander Menshikov and director Mikhail Smirnov went to Akron, Ohio to teach Russian folk singing and Russian folk chorus and to perform for 160 attendees.. view photos

JUNE 2006. PEPSICO WORLD HEADQUARTERS. Purchase, NY

Barynya Dancers Eight Barynya Dancers provide Cossack dance with amazing acrobatic tricks at the Pepsi-Cola. In the end of the show we recieved well deserved standing ovation from huge croud of more than a thousand people. view photos

JUNE 2006. WORLD YACHT PRINCESS, NEW YORK CITY

Alex Siniavski, Alexander Menshikov and Mikhail Smirnov Barynya musicians play aboard World Yacht's " Princess" at Pier 81 (West 41st street at the Hudson River) in New York City at the Russian Children's Welfare Society event "Petroushka on the Hudson".

"Petroushka Ball" @ Waldorf's Astoria Hotel

Barynya Balalaika Orchestra Barynya musicians are playing at the New York's landmark The Waldorf's Astoria Hotel at the Benefit Concert "Petroushka Ball" for The Annual Fundraiser of the Russian Children’s Welfare Society... more pictures

FEBRUARY 2006
Tatyana Navka, Mikhail Smirnov, Roman Kostomarov and Alex Siniavski Barynya performance at the World Champions exhibition and skating event in Locust Valley, New York. On the picture ensemble Barynya musicians with the gold medalists of the 2004 World Figure Skating Championships in Ice Dancing Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov. From left to right: Tatiana Navka, Mikhail Smirnov, Roman Kostomarov and Alex Siniavski

JANUARY 2006
Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya at the Slavic Festival in Eugine, Oregon... read more, see pictures

SEPTEMBER 2005
Legend of Russian immigration Gypsy singer ZHENYA SHEVCHENKO sings with New York based Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts ensemble Barynya invited Legend of Russian immigration Gypsy singer ZHENYA SHEVCHENKO.

OCTOBER 2005
Barynya at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Ensemble Barynya performed at the Opening Gala of special exihibition RUSSIA! in Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York City). RUSSIA! is the most comprehensive and significant exhibition of Russian art outside Russia since the end of the Cold War. Including more than 250 artworks...

SEPTEMBER 2005
Ensemble Barynya entertained lavish party celebrating the American launch of Imperia Vodka with with 100 pounds of caviar and a 10,000-pound ice bar paid for by Russian billionaire Roustam Tariko at the Liberty Island. Scores of glass lanterns hung from the treetop canopy to create an ethereal atmosphere, while Russian belly dancers, fortunetellers, storytellers, and traditional musicians entertained. Later, guests noshed on such decadent Russian delicacies as carved whole roasted sturgeon with dill caviar cream, juniper-scented roast suckling pig, and beef Stroganoff at the dinner buffet. Tentation’s meal was followed by a 20-minute fireworks display by Grucci and a dessert of strawberries and chocolate, as well as an hourlong show from Duran Duran, who performed on a barge just off the island. read more pictures

JULY 2005
Balalaika and Domra Association of America conference in Madison, WI. pictures and video Russian folk music and dance ensemble Barynya participated in 2005 Balalaika and Domra Association of America conference in Madison, WI. We were proud to perform at the gala concert with Judy Sherman (vocal), Victor Gorodinsky (balalaika contrabass) and Greg Harbar (accordion).

June 21, 2005
Performance at Biotechnology Industry Organization's (BIO) 2005 Annual Conference. Gala Reception was held at Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of Philadelphia's most prestigious venues for entertainment. This reception took place outside on the terrace amidst the grand architectural setting of the museum and panoramic views of the city. Barynya was performing at the main stage. Many street performers were creating small cells of entertainment virtually everywhere: unicyclists, jugglers, caricaturists, street magicians, mimes, fire-eaters, musicians and dancers.

May, 2005
Real Russian Nobility celebrate with ensemble "Barynya" when they need Russian dancers and music. Pictures were taken and video recorede at the Russian Nobility Ball in Grand Ball Room of "The Pierre Hotel", Fifth Avenue at 61st Street, New York City, New York, USA on Friday, May 13th, 2005.

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April, 2005

Television and radio commercials recorded for Brooklyn Russian Steam Bath "Sandoony USA" for New York Russian Radio and TV station VSE in New York
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February, 2005

Alex Siniavski, David Tutera, 
Valentina Kvasova and Mikhail SmirnovWhen The Best in entertainment business need true Russian flavor they call "Barynya" . Ensemble participated in Discovery Channel show "The Party Planner with David Tutera". The theme of the party was "Doctor Zhivago Russian Palace". David Tutera impressive client list includes Barbara Walters, the John F. Kennedy Center, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Tommy Hilfiger, and film premiere and celebrity parties, including the 1998 and 2003 official post-Grammy Awards parties in New York. David is also a regular entertaining expert on ABC's popular morning show The View.

Discovery Channel show &qout;The Party Planner with David Tutera&qout; VIDEOCLIP: Valentina Kvasova, Alex Siniavski and Mikhail Smirnov
"Barynya" performing live on show "Party Planner with David Tutera"
Discovery Channel, 1 minure 30 seconds MPEG videoclip (7,86 MB)

October 28, 2004, Missouri Southern State University, Joplin , MO


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November, 1991

Natalia Demidova, Sasha Anchutin and Mikhail Smirnov founded Russian folk song and dance ensemle "Barynya" in November 1991. The first show took place at Russian restaurant "Fyodoroff", Carle Place, Long Island, NY.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

The word "Barynya" stands for a fast Russian folk dance. "Barynya" was the first number in the program that was presented by ensemble back in 1991. In old times in Russia the word "Barynya" (Landlady) was used by simple folks as a form of addressing to a woman of higher class. The Barynya dance is an alternation of chastushkas (limericks) and frenetic dancing. The Barynya chastuskas used to have a refrain "Barynya, barynya, sudarynya-barynya", or "Barynya ty moya, sudarynya ty moya". The content is always humoristic. The dancing consists mainly of fancy stomping and traditional Russian squatwork ("prisyadka", "vprisyadku").

CONTACT INFORMATION

To get the price quote, ask any questions please send an email to mikhail@barynya.com or call (201) 981-2497.

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BARYNYA ARTWORK

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CDs, DVDs, GIFTS

Russian Christmas Music Balalaika Album
2005, Russian Christmas Music Balalaika Album

Sergey Gusarov - Russian songs and balalaika music CD
2005, "Sergey Gusarov". Russian songs and balalaika music CD

BALALAIKA TUTORIAL ON DVD, learn to play the balalaika with virtuoso Alex Siniavski
2005, Balalaika tutorial on DVD, free on-line balalaika lessons

Russian folk dance and music DVD
2004, Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya DVD live in concert

Russian folk music free MP3 download
2003, balalaika virtuoso Alex Siniavski and Mikhail Smirnov compact disk "Barynya Russian folk songs"

Russian folk dances DVD
2003, Russian folk dance ensemble "Barynya" DVD, Washington, DC


1995, "Misha and Natasha from Russia" Russian folksongs compact disk

Artwork of Anna Nagorskaya and Sergey Gusarov
Russian folk ensemble
It's Barynya Time T-shirt

Artwork of Anna Nagorskaya and Sergey Gusarov
I am shy of my Russian roots T-shirt

Artwork of Anna Nagorskaya and Sergey Gusarov
I love Russian restaurants

Artwork of Anna Nagorskaya
Russo turisto Obliko Morale

Russian folk dance and music Ensemble "Barynya" VIDEO
"Barynya" Russian traditional music and dance video

Russian folk ensemble Barynya advertisement from Russian newspaper in Brooklyn
Russian newspaper ad

Balalaika or Belly Scratcher handmade handmade in Russia by craftsman Aleksandr Zhukovski
hand-made balalaika

Gusli handmade handmade in Russia by craftsman Aleksandr Zhukovski
hand-made gusli

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Фольклорный ансамбль "Барыня" из Нью-Йорка
Основан в 1991, в онлайн с 1998 года

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* Русские танцоры, профессиональные певцы
* Виртуозные музыканты, народные инструменты
* Балалайка, гармошка, ложки, кугиклы, трещотки, вертушка
* Cценические костюмы: сарафаны, рубахи, косоворотки
* В программе русские, украинские танцы и народные песни
* Виртуозная игра на балалайке
* Юмористическое объяснение программы на английском
  
Русский Фольклорный ансамбль "Барыня" обложка компактного диска
обложка CD "Барыни"

Русский Фольклорный ансамбль "Барыня" из Нью-Йорка
ансамбль Барыня
   Наташа и Миша Смирновы основали ансамбль Барыня в 1991 году. Первый концерт состоялся в ресторане "Фёдоров", что в городе Карл Плейс на Лонг Айланде (штат Нью-Йорк). С тех пор "Барыня" приняла участие в более чем тысяче концертов и программ.

В самом начале ансамбль Барыня представлял собой всего лишь трио: Миша и Наташа фром Раша и танцор из ансамбля Моисеева Саша. В настоящее время различные талантливые музыканты и танцоры выступают в его составе.   
Русский Фольклорный ансамбль "Барыня" из Нью-Йорка
ансамбль Барыня

Русский Фольклорный ансамбль "Барыня" из Нью-Йорка
ансамбль Барыня
   Продолжительность концерта до 90 минут, в программе около 100 русских и украинских народных танцев и песен. У артистов "Барыни" есть несколько перемен красочных сценических костюмов специально пошитых для выступлений на сцене. Артисты ансамбля - профессионалы из бывшего СССР.

Артисты ансамбля

Основатели ансамбля - Русский фольклорный дуэт Миша энд Наташа фром Раша - специалисты по русской народной песенной традиции. Трудно представить себе концерт ансамбля без яркого сопрано Наташи и Мишиной звонкой гармошки.    Русский фольклорный дуэт "Миша энд Наташа фром Раша"
Миша & Наташа

Русская народная певица Наташа Смирнова
Наташа
   Русская народная певица Наталья Смирнова - выпускница Московского Государственного института культуры по специальности хоровое дирижирование. По окончании работала в Московском Государственном фольклорном центре "Русская Песня" п/у Надежды Бабкиной. Проживает в США с 1991 года.

Певец и музыкант Миша Смирнов закончил Московский Государственный институт культуры по специальности хоровое дирижирование. Во время учёбы в институте работал солистом и хормейстером в фольклорном ансамбле Московия (художественный руководитель Валерий Нестеров). По окончании МГИКа работал в фольклорном театре Матаня и затем в Московском государственном центре "Русская песня" п/у Надежды Бабкиной   
Певец и музыкант Миша Смирнов
Миша

Балалаешник-виртуоз Алёша Синявский
Алёша
   Балалаешник-виртуоз Алекс Синявский приехал в США в 1992 из Ленинграда, где солировал в знаменитом Академическом Русском народном оркестре им. В.В.Андреева, одном из престижнейших коллективов страны, закончил Ленинградскую консерваторию.

Танцовщица Ольга Шпитальная в США с 1992, работала в украинском Государственном ансамбле “Славутич” и в “Государственном ансамбле песни и пляски Черноморского Флота”. Ольга танцует вместе с ансамблем Барыня более пяти лет.   
Русская танцовщица Ольга Шпитальная
Ольга

Танцовщик Виталий Вертерич
Виталий
    Танцовщик Виталий Вертерич закончил Московский Государственный институт культуры и Киевскую балетную академию, солировал в знаменитом Бродвейском шоу "РИВЕРДЕНС" и объездил с ним весь мир.

Юрий Водолага окончил Киевскую академию классического балета. Работал в Киевском балетном театре и многих других престижнейших коллективах. Окончил консерваторию Римского-Крорсакова в Ленинграде как преподаватель и хореограф. Guest teacher в San Francisco Ballet, Baton Rouge Ballet, Connecticut Ballet и Egelevsky American Theatre Dance. Юрий танцует вместе с ансамблем Барыня более пяти лет.   
Юрий Водолага
Юра

Танцовщица Ганна Макарова
Ганна
   Танцовщица Ганна Макарова участвовала в шоу Михаила Жванецкого в Москве. Закончила театральный Институт в Москве и Long Island University (New York City). Принимает участие в концертах ансамбля Барыня с 1993 года.

Танцор Андрей Сибик закончил University of Akron Conservatory - штат Ohio, Pointe Park College - штат Пенсильвания и учился на Украине, в национальной школе Академического Украинского народного танца Павла Вирского. Андрей также выступает с All Nations Dance Company и Syzokryli Ukrainian Dance Ensemble (Нью-Йорк Сити).   
Russian folk dancer Андрей Сибик
Андрей

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