Union, MS, Mississippi, Russian dancers, musician, singers, garmoshka, costumed characters, multicultural school assembly performance

Russian dance, song and music trio performed multicultural school assembly in Union, Mississippi. Performance took place on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 9AM at the Union Elementary School, 101 Forest St., Union, MS 39365.

Contact information - Email: msmirnov@yahoo.com / Phone: (201) 981-2497

Students and teachers spent 45 minutes of their Tuesday morning learning about Russian culture through songs, music, dance and language. Artistic director/founder Mikhail Smirnov played the garmoshka, a Russian-style button accordion. Dancer and singer Elina Karokhina performed Russian folk song "Katyusha", danced Russian dance Metelitsa, Gypsy dance, and Ukrainian dance "Pidmanula". Dancer Gosha presented Russian, Ukrainian, Siberian, and Gypsy dances including Siberian Nanai Wrestling dance, "Chicken Dance", and the dance of "Russian Bear".

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In between playing songs on their instruments, singing songs, and dancing traditional numbers to the music, Mikhail Smirnov shared a little bit of the Russian language with the students. He taught them phrases such as thank you (SPASIBO), hello (ZDRAVSTVUITE), you're welcome (POZHALUYSTA) and goodbye as well as the alphabet and counting. He said each word in English and then slowly in Russian, allowing the children a moment to try the words themselves after each one. After the segment on words, the students attempted to chatter in Russian for a couple minutes, smiling and laughing about how they sounded. Almost in the end of the performance, Mikhail paused to share a couple of Russian tongue twisters, explaining each one in English first, and then saying them in Russian at top speed. With each one, the twisters got more complicated and lengthy. There was even a chance for a handful of students to get up on stage and try out a couple of Russian percussion instruments. The program of Multicultural School Assembly performance included "Subbotyea" (Saturday Affair), Russian traditional table song «Субботея» with accompaniment of garmoshka, "Siberian Nania Wrestling" dance «Борьба нанайских мальчиков», "The Snowstorm" Khorovod song and dance «Метелица», "The Peddlers" Russian folk song «Коробейники», "Kalinka" Russian folk dance «Калинка», "Russian folk songs A Cappella Medley" «Венок русских народных песен», "Russian Chicken" dance «Танец маленьких утят», "Russian dance Workshop" interactive lesson «Урок русского танца», "Russian Alphabet" interactive lesson «Урок русского языка», "Dark Eyes" Gypsy Roma song and dance «Очи Чёрные», "Russian Bear" dance «Танец Медведя», "Russian Percussian Orchestra" interactive game «Оркестр Русских ударных инструментов», "Russian Tongue Twisters" presentation «Русские скороговорки», "Pidmanula" Ukrainian traditional song and dance «Ти ж мене підманула».

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Established in 1991, ensemble Barynya presents Russian, Cossack and Jewish traditional dancing and music on instruments including the balalaika, balalaika contrabass, guitar and garmoshka. Barynya has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious cultural venues in the U.S., including Carnegie Hall, the Smithsonian, the United Nations and the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Ensemble Barynya is available for hire for performing art centers, school assemblies, festivals, colleges, libraries, concert halls, restaurants, private and corporate events as one powerful ensemble or in smaller groups.


Russian dance and music trio Barynya: Mikhail, Elina, and Gosha

Russian Wrestling Dance

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Russian Khorovod Dance "Metelitsa" (The Snowstorm)

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Russian Gypsy Dance "Dve Gitary" (Two Guitars)

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Contact information - Email: msmirnov@yahoo.com / Phone: (201) 981-2497


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