Rockaway, New Jersey, NJ, Russian musicians, singers, dancers
Fox Hills Adult Community, Friday, January 1st, 2010
Ensemble Barynya performed a program of traditional Russian dances, songs and music on Friday, January 1st, 2010 at the Fox Hills Adult Community, 1209 Hamilton Drive, Rockaway, NJ 07866. Barynya cast: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar), Alexey Klyuchnikov (dancer, costumed characters), and dancer Anna. Dancers, singers, and musicians of Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya are available for hire for the performing art centers, festivals, schools, libraries, concert halls, restaurants, private and corporate events as one powerful ensemble or in smaller groups.
Ridgewood Public Library, Ridgewood, NJ, November 2009
Ridgewood Public Library located in Ridgewood, New Jersey (125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, New Jersey, 07450. Phone: 201-670-5600). The Library presented Russian traditional song, music and dance concert on Sunday, November 29th, 2009.
Russian folk song, music and dance ensemble Barynya performed Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Russian Gypsy traditional songs, dances, music, and virtuoso performances on garmoshka and balalaika.
New Providence Memorial Library, Sunday, October 11th, 2009
New Providence Memorial Library located in New Providence, New Jersey (377 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974) presented Russian traditional music and dance concert on Sunday, October 11th, 2009.
The music, dance and song ensemble Barynya performed Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Russian Gypsy traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on garmoshka and balalaika.
For the first time in 17 years we have had Russian people from former Soviet Union in the audience. 4 adults and 4 kids stayed until the end of the show and even said some complements when we were packing our costumes.
Russian folk and jazz singer Nadia Kuznetsova from Samara was performing with me "Moroz-Moroz", "Moscow Nights" and even my favorite tongue-twisters.
Концерт в библиотеке города Нью Провиденс (штат Нью-Джерси) прошел как по маслу. Украинцам понравился "Гопак", евреям понравилась "Еврейская свадьба", всем остальным пришлись по вкусу "Калинка" и "Коробушка". Людей собралось больше, чем могло уместиться в зале, некоторым пришлось даже стоять за дверями в коридоре.
В конце часового концерта произошло невероятное событие- standing ovation. На концертах дла школьников и в библиотеках это никогда не случалось пока.
Я отснял видео, но не знаю, будет ли оно достаточно хорошим, чтобы выложить его на ю-туб. Если видео окажется прикольным, я полужу его на эту страничку тоже.
Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 5th, 2009
Atlantic City International Nights concert series presented Russian traditional dance and music concert on August 5th, 2009. The music, dance and song ensemble Barynya is a world renowned group that is regarded as the premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia. Barynya presented Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Russian Gypsy traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on violin, garmoshka and balalaika-contrabass and the balalaika.
Barynya dancers, singers and musicians Valentina Kvasova, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Alexey Maltsev, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ilia Pankratov and violin virtuoso Natasha Gunder enjoed hot weather and large crowd of people who stopped to watch the performance.
Small brown-haired animal character "Cheburashka" and his friend "Krokodil Gena" (Gena the Crocodile) performed one hour show at the Maggiano's Little Italy, 70 Riverside Square, Hackensack, NJ on Friday, September 16th, 2016. First "Cheburashka" and "Krokodil Gena" were waiting at the door of the restaurant outside. When kids and adults arrived they were surprised and very happy to see their favorite characters from a 1966 children’s book by Russian writer Eduard Uspensky. In 1969 Cheburashka and Krokodil Gena played the main part in very popular Soviet made stop-motion animated film by Roman Kachanov. The cartoon was released by "Soyuzmultfilm studio", Soviet Union’s major animated film studio. Later "Cheburashka" and "Krokodil Gena" posed for photos and played several games with kids. Both Cheburashka and his companion Gena the Crocodile are available for kid's parties in New Jersey.