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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.
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August 12 2011, School concert, dance and music workshop in New York City
|Ensemble "Barynya" from New York - traditional Russian dance and music show. Barynya is a unique group of top soloists: musicians, singers and dancers who were trained and performed with world-known companies such as Don Cossacks of Rostov, Andreev State symphonic balalaika orchestra, Moscow State center of "Russian Song". Artistic Director Mikhail Smirnov.|
|Rostov Don Cossacks - Rostov Don Cossack State Academic song and dance ensemble from Rostov-Na-Donu, Russia. Program of traditional Cossack dancing, music and songs.|
|"Revival" dancers from Toronto, Canada. The group is available in Canada and the United States of America to provide traditional Russian dance show for performing art centers, corporate events, parties, weddings. Artistic Director Ekaterina Kornienkova.|
|"Canary" from Los Angeles, California - Russian, Moldovan, Ukrainian, Gypsy and Jewish traditional dance company. Artistic Director Youri Nelzine.|
|New York Russian dance trio - Cossacks, Ukrainian and Russian Gypsy dances, music and songs. Different set of costumes for each dance.|
|"Russian Dance Quartet" from Brooklyn, New York presents traditional dance and music program. Show was designed for smaller budget venues with limites space for dancing. 3 dancers, 1 musician perform Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Siberian folk dances, songs and music. Choreographer Valentina Kvasova.|
|The Russian Collection - Russian dancers from San Francisco, California - thrilling and colorful Russian folk dancing, enchanting Russian folk music, and Russian magical illusions. Group was founded in 1945 and has performed in Europe, Asia, North and South America. Artistic Director Natalia Borisova.|
|Ukrainian Cossack dancers of New York founded in New York City by Ukrainian choreographer, teacher and dancer Andrij Cybyk in 2007.|
|"Kalinka" dancers from Baltimore, Maryland perform in beautifully detailed costumes and accompanied by a full orchestra, Russian Folk Instruments quartet/trio or pre-recorded music. Artistic Director Ekaterina (Katya) Denisova.|
|"Art of Dance Academy" from Cleveland, Ohio - Artistic Director Arkady Tsirlin. Ukrainian, Russian, Polish folk dancers.|
|Russian dancers from Houston, Texas - Artistic Director Oksana Chernyuk. Program of Russian, Ukrainian, Moldavian, Gypsy, Spanish, Flamenko, Tango, Cuban, French, Cowboy, Irish, and Tango. video|
|Matryoshki - Russian folk dancers from Eugene, Oregon.|
|Stanislav Issaev (Russian: Ñòàíèñëàâ Èñàåâ) ballet dancer, teacher, choreographer.|
|Russian ballet dancers for hire in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and other states.|
|Yuri Vodolaga - ballet dance instructor from New York City.|
|Vladimir Riazantsev - choreographer, dance instructor from San Francisco, CA.|
|Vladimir Abramenko - choreographer and dance instructor from Jacksonville, Florida.|
|Vitaly Verterich - dancer and choreographer from New York.|
|Valentina Kvasova - choreographer and dancer from New York.|
|Youri Nelzine - choreographer from Los Angeles, California.|
|Andrei Ivanov - choreographer, dance director from New York.|
|Andrei Kisselev - dancer and choreographer from Queens, New York.|
|Alexander Rudoy - dancer, dance instructor from Brooklyn, NY.|
|Alex Sizov choreographer from Brooklyn, NY.|
|Grisha - Russian Gypsy Roma dancer from New York.|
|Aleksey Klyuchnikov- Russian dancer from Staten Island, New York.|
|Aliaksandr Anatska from Brooklyn, New York.|
|Anna Brovkina from Voronezh, Russia.|
|Olga Chpitalnaia from Brooklyn, New York.|
|Natalia Ejova from Queens, New York.|
|Ilia Streltsov from New York, NY.|
|Ganna Makarova from Brooklyn, New York.|
|Alexey Maltsev from Staten Island, New York.|
|Mikhail Nesterenko from Brooklyn, New York.|
|Ilia Pankratov from New York City.|
|Petr Tikhonov from Brooklyn, New York.|
|Danila Sherstobitov from Brooklyn, New York.|
|Vasiliy Myshletsov - dancer from Brooklyn, New York.|
|Olga Verterich from Brooklyn, NY.|
|Russian dancers for cruise ships. video|
|Boulat Moukhametov - adagio for cruise ships, Russian folk dancer. video|
|Anna Mikhaylenko - dancer and choreographer from New York City.|
|Olena Malinina - Russian ballet dancer from Montreal, Canada.|
Video of Russian, Ukrainian, Cossack, Naniaskiy (Russian Siberia), Tsyganskiy (Russian Gypsy Roma) performances by ensemble Barynya based in New York.
For booking Russian dancers contact Mikhail Smirnov at Barynya Entertainment.
Russian dance Ivan Kupala was inspired by celebration of Ivan Kupala Day in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Video was recorded during BARYNYA MIDWEST TOUR 2008. Dancers: Valentina Kvasova, Anna Brovkina, Natia Rtveliashvili.
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. Photos by Dalia Bagdonaite. Click thumbnails to enlarge images and view full size high-resolution pictures.
Monday, April 7, 2008, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA video
|Russian Folk Dance Kadril also known as Quadrille, Kadril'naya, Kadrille, Rigodon is a humorous competitive couples... MORE|
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|Russian Sailors' Dance is also known in Russia as "Yablochko" (Little Apple). This world famous Dance of Russian Sailors was performed... MORE|
|Barynya - original fast Russian folk dance with foot stomping and knee-bending jumps. The Barynya dance is an alternation of... MORE|
Ukrainian folk dance Hopak also spelled as Gopak originally was a dance for men only. Later it was performed by couples, male soloists, and mixed groups of dancers. In the western Ukraine it was danced in a closed circle.
The Hopak has no fixed pattern of steps. Men competitively improvise steps, high leaps, squatting kicks, and turns; women dance simple steps, sway, clap, or circle... MORE
|"Snowstorm is blowing along the street" - Russian folk song and dance. Soloists Olga Chpitalnaia and Ganna Makarova. Originally Russian Khorovod dance has to be performed by more people (at least four or six), but ensemble Barynya was not able to afford that many female dancers yet, sorry. more pictures|
Russian dance (Russkaya Plysovaya)
Performed by Russian folk dancers Ganna Makarova and Andrij Cybyk. more pictures
|Kazaki are better known outside of Russia as Cossacks (Turkish word meaning Outlaw, Adventurer or freebooter/freeman). These Cossacks developed from Southern Russia and the Ukraine from the 15th to early 20th centuries.|
"Podmoskovnye Vechera" (Moscow Nights) Popular Russian lyric.
"Katyusha" (Katiusha) Popular Song from the period of W.W.II
"Kalinka" (Juniper, My Juniper) Russian folk song and dance
Kuban River Cossack's song and dance
performed by Russian folk ensemble "Barynya"
"By the field" Don Cossack song and dance
Barynya - Russian Folk song and dance
|Drobushki, or Peresek, or Chechetka, - Russian step dance (heel work), always go together with khlapuski (slapping) and also prisyatki (squat work). All these difficult moves used by dancers to express flirtation, challenge and competition. Drobushki usually accompanied with acapella singing or with traditional Russian instruments including garmoshka, treshotki, lozhki (spoons) or the balalaika, a three-stringed instrument, Russian favorite.|
"From the evening…" Russian round dance
performed by Irina Zagornova, Natasha Smirnov, Misha Smirnov
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Korobushka or Korobeiniki or The Peddlers or Peddler Box or Korobochka
This lyric folk song and dance has been a Russian favorite for 150 years.
A countryside peddler has a basket filled with attractive prints and brocades.
At first-sight he falls in love with a pleasant girl. He is ready to lay at
her feet all his worldly goods for a glance from her dark eyes and a kiss from
her ruby-red-lips (by hallinan at tf). Lyrics are by the great poet N. Nekrasov
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Lezginka - Terec's Cossacks song and dance performed by Irina Zagornova
Natasha Smirnov, Misha Smirnov and Russian Folk Show Moscow, New York City
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Subboteya (Saturday affair)
This is traditional Russian folk song and dance.
The young girl explains to her boyfriend how he should behave: "You have to bring me gifts, take me out all the time, you should not kiss me, but only hug"...
Daniel Cooper dance from "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
Somebody sent me this question about a dance that appears early in the novel and movie "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy.
The question was if this dance is real, and if so, what are its origins?
The dance is called the "Daniel Cooper".
If you know anything about this dance, or do you have suggestions about who could have information about this please post your opinion to Russian dance disscussion group hosted on Google server.
"Look at Papa!" shouted Natasha to the whole company, and quite forgetting that she was dancing with a grown-up partner she bent her curly head to her knees and made the whole room ring with her laughter.
And indeed everybody in the room looked with a smile of pleasure at the jovial old gentleman, who standing beside his tall and stout partner, Marya Dmitrievna, curved his arms, beat time, straightened his shoulders, turned out his toes, tapped gently with his foot, and, by a smile that broadened his round face more and more, prepared the onlookers for what was to follow. As soon as the provocatively gay strains of Daniel Cooper (somewhat resembling those of a merry peasant dance) began to sound, all the doorways of the ballroom were suddenly filled by the domestic serfs- the men on one side and the women on the other- who with beaming faces had come to see their master making merry.
"Just look at the master! A regular eagle he is!" loudly remarked the nurse, as she stood in one of the doorways.
The count danced well and knew it. But his partner could not and did not want to dance well. Her enormous figure stood erect, her powerful arms hanging down (she had handed her reticule to the countess), and only her stern but handsome face really joined in the dance. What was expressed by the whole of the count's plump figure, in Marya Dmitrievna found expression only in her more and more beaming face and quivering nose. But if the count, getting more and more into the swing of it, charmed the spectators by the unexpectedness of his adroit maneuvers and the agility with which he capered about on his light feet, Marya Dmitrievna produced no less impression by slight exertions- the least effort to move her shoulders or bend her arms when turning, or stamp her foot- which everyone appreciated in view of her size and habitual severity.
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.
I have copied and pasted a response from my dear and educated friend, Svetlana, from Moscow:
As for your question. It seems that "Daniel Cooper" (in Russian version, "Danilo Kupor") was an actual dance - to be more precise, contradance (sp.?), 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".
I hope this of interest and help in your search for feedback to this question.
"alex parley" wrote:
Love in the Tub (per Malcolm:This is a Missouri text noted in 1910, for which no tune was recorded. There are a number of broadside examples (Love in a tub; or, the Old miser outwitted), but none of the accessible ones name a tune. However, Claude M. Simpson (The British Broadside Ballad and Its Music, 1966) mentions a broadside entitled A New Song called Love in a Tub (c. 1683), which was sung to the tune of Daniel Cooper. Now, this may be a completely different song; but it seems to be the nearest we are likely to get. Midi made from the notation given in Playford's Dancing Master (9th edition, 1695, reproduced in Simpson's book), with the caveat that this is only a guess at a tune for this particular text.)
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... read more
Russian dance Russian music video ensemble Barynya 2006.
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... more info, videoclips, order
Russian traditional dance and music dvd. Russian folk dances, songs, virtuoso performances on balalaika, bass-balalaika and garmoshka. Runtime: 1 hour, cover art: Anna Nagorskaya
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Russian Gypsy Klezmer songs music dance Cabaret Moscow New York City 1998. Live performance in cabaret "Moscow", Lexington Ave/54 street, New York City. Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Klezmer music and dances. Runtime: about 40 minutes... more info, videoclips, order
Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian and Gypsy dance video. Runtime: 60 minutes. On this DVD ensemble Barynya dancers are performing Russian, Cossack, Gypsy and Ukranian folk dances including "Kalinka", "Katyusha", "Barynya", "Two Guitars"... more info, videoclips, order
New York City. January 2008.
Concert with Legendary Russian Gypsy singer Zhenya Shevchenko in New York City on Saturday, January 26, 2008. Dancers: Andrij Cybyk, Ganna Makarova , Olga Chpitalnaia , Vitaliy Verterich , Valentina Kvasova - dancer , Mikhail Nesterenko , Gabriel Yakubov.
Lakeside, Ohio. July 2007.
Ohio Arts Council’s Summer International Music and Performing Arts in Communities Tour (IMPACT) took place from July 17 to July 28, 2007.
Barynya in Ohio 2007 tour DVD
Performers: Mikhail Smirnov - vocal, garmoshka, guitar, Alex Siniavski - balalaika, Gypsy guitar, 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.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, October 2006
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