Russian character dancer Vladimir Nikitin, Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya, New York
Russian character and ballet dancer Vladimir Nikitin joined New York based Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya in 2016. Vladimir arrived to the United States of America from Kazan' in Tatarstan.
Concert at the Freeport High School in Freeport, New York, October 13th, 2018
On Saturday, October 13th, 2018 ensemble Barynya performed 90 min concert sponsored by Freeport Community Concert Association (FCCA) at the Freeport High School, 50 S Brookside Ave, Freeport, NY 11520. Cast of Barynya ensemble included dancer Vladimir Nikitin, singer Irina Zagornova, contrabass balalaika player Leonid Bruk, dancer, choreographer, singer Valentina Kvasova, dancer Alexander Rudoy, dancer/singer Simona Zhukovski, dancer Serhiy Tsyganok, dancer Irina Biryukova, dancer Konstantin Tulinov, dancer Olga Yeliseyeva, dancer Olga Chpitalnaia, dancer Ilia Pankratov, dancer Alisa Egorova, balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, and artistic director, singer, garmoshka, and guitar player Mikhail Smirnov.
Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival in Astoria, Queens, April 2018
Sunday, April 29th, 2018 during performance of ensemble Barynya at the Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival on Steinway Street (between Broadway & 31st Avenue) in Astoria, Queens. Dancers: Vladimir Nikitin, Konstantin Tulinov, Serhiy Tsyganok, Dinara Subaeva, Alisa Egorova. Musicians: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (contrabass balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, vocals), Gypsy Boulevard Vasily Romani (singer, 7 string Russian guitar).
Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival in Astoria, Queens
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ
Male Cossack dancers of ensemble Barynya provided four top energy Cossack dance performances with amazing tricks, high jumps, knee-bending Kozatsky moves during SABOTAGE SHOW at NJPAC on April 2nd and April 3rd, 2018. NJPAC or New Jersey Performing Arts Center is one of the largest performing art centers in the United States. Exact address: 1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102. Cast of dancers included best Cossack dancers: Andrei Kisselev, Aliaksandr Anatska, Danila Sherstobitov, Konstantin Tulinov, and Vladimir Nikitin.
LuCille Tack Center for the Arts, Spencer, Wisconsin
Ensemble Barynya, Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival led by world celebrated singer Nikolai Massenkoff, performed at LuCille Tack Center for the Arts in Spencer, Wisconsin on Sunday, February 11th, 2018. Dancers Simona Zhukovski, Vladimir Nikitin, Serhiy Tsyganok, Dinara Subaeva. Musicians: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocals), Stas Vengelevski (bayan). Exact address of the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts is 400 School Street, P.O. Box 337, Spencer, WI 54479. Program of performance included Kalinka, The Moon is Shining, Russkoye Polye, Korobushka, Metelitsa, Tatar dance, Ural Mountain dance, Tyomnaiya Noch', Katyusha, Tatarskiy Taneyts, Kamarinskaia, Along The Pitersakia, Cossack dance, Valenkee, Gypsy dance, Moscow Nights, Ochee Chorniye, Dorogoi Dlinnoyou, Hopak, If I Were A Rich Man, Barynya, Somewhere My Love, and other selections.
Corporate event at the Siberian Floors NYC, July 12, 2017
Russian wedding at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore, MD, December 10th, 2016
Russian traditional dance, song and music Ensemble Barynya (Sergei Tsganok, Mikhail Smirnov, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, and Dinara Subaeva) provided Russian folk dance and music presentation during mixed Russian-American wedding reception on Saturday, December 10th, 2016 at the George Peabody Library located in Peabody Institute, (exact address: 17 E Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202). Dance selections included “Barynya” (Russian dance), “Kalinka” (Russian dance), Gypsy dance “Mardzhandzha”, Ukrainian traditional dance “Hopak”. Balalaika virtuoso Andrei Saveliev and Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals) provided mix of Russian, Ukrainian, classical, modern, and Russian Gypsy music and songs during the cocktail hour. Dancers and musicians together performed 20 min set during reception's main course.
Third Annual Nelson Mandela Humanitarian Award in Brooklyn, New York
Ensemble Barynya performed during the Third Annual Nelson "Madiba" Mandela Humanitarian Award organized by the Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art (BSMAA) at the Brooklyn Music School in Brooklyn, New York 11216. Ensemble Barynya's dancers and musicians provided 15 min performance of Tatar, Ukrainian, and Russian traditional dances, music, and songs performed on balalaika and garmoshka. Cast of performers: Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, dancers Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Sergey Tshnok.
Ethnic Expo at the City Hall Plaza, Columbus, Indiana
On Saturday, October 8th, 2016 ensemble Barynya performed during the Ethnic Expo event at the City Hall Plaza in downtown Columbus, Indiana. Dancers and musicians provided 60 min performance of Cossack, Siberian, Jewish, Tatar, Ukrainian, Gypsy, and Russian traditional dances, music, and songs performed on balalaika and garmoshka. Cast of performers: Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Sergey Tshnok.
Wedding at the Rockwood Park Carriage House, Wilmington, Delaware
Performance of traditional Moldovan dance during wedding reception at the Rockwood Park Carriage House in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday, February 16th, 2019. Cast of dancers included Vladimir Nikitin, Valentina Kvasova, Konstantin Tulinov, and Olga Chpitalnaia. Dancers performed Russian folk dance "Kalinka", two Jewish wedding dance routines (Bottle dance, Candle dance), and traditional dance from Moldova (an Eastern European country and former Soviet republic). Exact address of the venue: Rockwood Park Carriage House, 4671 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809.