Southampton, New York. Russian dancers, singers, musicians. Balalaika, garmoshka. Southampton Cultural Center

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Russian traditional dance and music emsemble Barynya provided sixty minute performance at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Ln, Southampton, NY 11968 on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 6PM to 7PM. Russian ethnomusicologist, singer, musician, artistic director and founder of Barynya ensemble Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals) led the performance by giving a short explanation of every number of the program in English. He talked briefly about costumes, folk instruments, Russian traditions, explained the difference between Russian and English alphabet, performed a few songs and Russian tongue-twisters. Musical director of the group Elina Karokhina performed a few solos on Russian folk instrument balalaika. Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova performed several songs including

CONTACT INFORMATION: EMAIL msmirnov@yahoo.com / PHONE/TEXT (201) 981-2497

CAST OF PERFORMERS

Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), singer Irina Zagornova, dancers: Ilia Pankratov, Alexander Rudoy, Vladimir Nikitin, Anna Brovkina, Katya Brovkina, Olga Chpitalnaia.

PROGRAM OF PERFORMANCE

01. “BARYNYA”, RUSSIAN FOLK DANCE
02. “DR. ZHIVAGO”, INSTRUMENTAL
03. "Utushka", solo by Irina Zagornova
04. “THE SNOWSTORM”, SIBERIAN DANCE
05. “SKOROGOVORKEE”, RUSSIAN TONGUE TWISTERS performed by Mikhail Smirnov
06. “NANAETS”, SIBERIAN SUMO FIGHTING DANCE
07. “DANILA KOOPER”, RUSSIAN NOBILITY dance
08. Ira Загорнова (Без сопровождения) Sronila Kolechko
09. “KOROBUSHKA”, RUSSIAN FOLK SONG
10. «MARDZHNDZHA», GYPSY-ROMANI DANCE
11. “BABOCHKA”, WALTZ by V.V. Andreev. (INSTRUMENTAL)
12. "Semyonovna", solo by Irina Zagornova - «Семёновна»
13. “HOPAK”, UKRAINIAN NATIONAL DANCE
14. “Kak Zastavil menya Muzh”, and Valenkee (Felt Boots) TRADITIONAL
15. “EVREISKAIYA SVAD'BA”, RUSSIAN-JEWISH WEDDING DANCES
16. "CHARDASH", INSTRUMENTAL
17. KALINKA", RUSSIAN FOLK DANCE

ABOUT BARYNYA ENSEMBLE

The Russian music, dance and song ensemble Barynya (Russian: Барыня), established in the year 1991, is a world renowned group that enjoys exalting stature as the premier Russian folk ensemble. Barynya presents Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Nanai, Ukrainian, Roma Gypsy Tsyganskiy, Evreiskiy Jewish traditional dancing, music, songs, and virtuoso performances on instruments including the balalaika, balalaika-contrabass, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion). Barynya has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious cultural venues in the United States, including Carnegie Hall in New York City, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the Smithsonian Institute of America in Washington D.C., the United Nations in New York, and the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. Barynya is globally recognized and boasts an impressive client roster of dignitaries, politicians, celebrities and organizations from around the world. The group performed at the black-tie Gala after the Liberty Medal was presented to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev by President George H.W. Bush in 2008. The prestigious event was attended by over one thousand dignified guests including the likes of Tom Brokaw, Dikembe Mutumbo and Van Cliburn. Latest major concert tours: Canada, United States (2016), Puerto Rico (2015), United States (2014, 2013, 2012), Australia (2011), Hong Kong (2010), Canada, Mexico (2009), United States (2008). Barynya also performs annually at the Russian Nobility Ball for the Russian Nobility Association in New York. Members of the ensemble have been invited to perform at many film premier and celebrity parties, including the official post-Grammy Award parties in New York and for private events hosted by Barbara Walters, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, and Tommy Hilfiger. Most recently, Mikhail Smirnov, the founder and Artistic Director of Barynya, was invited as one of the eight judges on NBC’s hit dance show, "Superstars of Dance".

VIDEO


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PHOTOS

dancer Vladimir Nikitin, balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov with garmoshka, singer Irina Zagornova, dancer Olga Chpitalnaia, dancer Anna Brovkina, dancer Alexander Rudoy, dancer Katya Brovkina, dancer Ilia Pankratov, ensemble Barynya, Southampton Cultural Center, Saturday June 25 2016, 25 Pond Ln Southampton NY 11968
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dancer Vladimir Nikitin, balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov with garmoshka, singer Irina Zagornova, dancer Olga Chpitalnaia, dancer Anna Brovkina, dancer Alexander Rudoy, dancer Katya Brovkina, dancer Ilia Pankratov, ensemble Barynya, Southampton Cultural Center, Saturday June 25 2016, 25 Pond Ln Southampton NY 11968
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POSTER

Barynya, Southampton Cultural Center, Saturday June 25 2016, 25 Pond Ln Southampton NY 11968
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CONTACT INFO

EMAIL msmirnov@yahoo.com / PHONE/TEXT (201) 981-2497

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