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Photos, videos, program of the performance, bios, related links from ensemble Barynya and Balalaika Brothers Texas tour-2013. Performances at local schools, performing art centers, etc. Ensemble Barynya cast: Valentina Kvasova (dancer, singer, choreographer), Anna Brovkina (dancer), Alexander Rudoy (dancer), Danila Sherstobitov (dancer), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, balalaika).
 
Dancers, singers, and musicians of Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya are available for hire for performing art centers, festivals, schools, libraries, concert halls, restaurants, private and corporate events as one powerful ensemble or in smaller groups.

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For price quote email mikhail@barynya.com or call (201) 981-2497.

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Jewish wedding dance with candles from Odessa, Ukraine

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Jewish wedding dance with bottles from Odessa, Ukraine

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Russian dance Metelitsa (The Snowstorm)

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ABOUT ENSEMBLE BARYNYA

The Russian music, dance and song ensemble Barynya (Russian: ), established in the year 1991, is a world renowned group that enjoys exalting stature as the premier Russian folk ensemble. Barynya presents Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Russian Jewish, and Russian Gypsy 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.

Ensemble Barynya
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Latest major concert tours: 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 NBCs hit dance show, "Superstars of Dance". Each judge is an expert in a different nations traditional style of dance and the NBC producers decided that Mr. Smirnov, as founder of the premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia , is the authority on traditional Russian dance.

VALENTINA KVASOVA

Valentina Kvasova is a professional dancer specializing in Russian, Cossacks, Ukrainian, and Russian Gypsy Roma traditional dances. Valentina Anatolievna Kvasova was born in Russia, in the city of Rostov-na-Donu, Cossack' s Capital of Russia, on August 25, 1976. After finishing of the formal education in Voronezh Choreographic School in 1994 she has been invited to Rostov Don Cossacks State Academic Song and Dance Ensemble as the actress of ballet.

ANNA BROVKINA

Professional skills and great talent let Valentina join the concert program in a short period of time and soon to become soloist of the ensemble. Kvasova Valentina successfully performed with The Don Cossacks in Russia, Japan, Spain, Hungary, the republic of South Africa, the USA and other countries. Valentina equally manages roles of lyrical, playful or comic characters. The dynamical, bright, sociable, talented person, she is having recognition among professionals. Valentina Kvasova has joined Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya in 2004 as a dancer and singer. In 2005 she has become a dance captain, in 2008 - a choreographer.
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2005 - current - choreographer, dancer, singer. Barynya, New York.
2004 - Florida tour with "Russian Dance and Music company".
2003 - Show Yakov Smirnoff in Branson, Concert tour "Russian Jewish Star".
2000-2002 - "ALS" show entertainment group.
1994-2000 - The Don Cossacks State Academic Song and Dance Ensemble.

ANNA BROVKINA

Professional Russian folk dancer Anna Brovkina has performed with the best and world famous dance companies including The "Riverdance" (Ireland), "GZHEL" (Moscow, Russia), Voronezh State Academic Chorus (Voronezh, Russia). She was born in Neiya, Kostroma (Russia).

ANNA BROVKINA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2007-present. Principal dancer, "Barynya", New York, USA.
2011-present. Ballet teacher at "VKdance dance studio" New York, USA.
2000-2010. Riverdance, Ireland. Principal dancer, Dance captain.
1999-2000. Children dance Company "Rovesnik", Voronezh, Russia. teacher-choreographer.
1995-1999. Children dance company Kalinka, Moscow, Russia. Teacher-choreographer.
1994-1999. Academy of Slovenia Culture, Moscow, Russia. High qualification teacher and Choreographer.
1993-2000. State Dance Company Gzhel, Moscow, Russia.
1993. National Theatre Dance Company Slaviany, Moscow, Russia. Soloist.
1991-1993. Voronezh State Academic Chorus, Voronezh, Russia. Folk dancer.
1988-1993. Voronezh Ballet and Folk Academy, Voronezh, Russia. Student.
1980-1988. Dance School, Voronezh, Russia. Student.

OLGA CHPITALNAIA

Russian folk dancer Olga Chpitalnaia was born in Kherson, Ukraine. She is a professional dancer. Her specialties are Russian, Cossacks, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy folk dances.

OLGA CHPITALNAIA

Olga has made the United States her home in 1992. Before coming to the United States she was performing with Ukrainian Dance State Ensemble Slavutich and the "Russian folk song and dance ensemble of the Black Sea Navy Sailors. Olga Chpitalnaia has joined ensemble Barynya in 2003.

ALEXANDER RUDOY

Dancer ALEXANDER RUDOY is very proud to be a part of "Barynya" family. His work as a dancer, choreographer and director is very successful and well received among audience, critics and fellow professionals. He toured half of the world with the "All Nations" Dance Company.

Alexander Rudoy

During several years he was a principal dancer and choreographer for variety show "Europa", also participated in one of the most popular NBC programs "Superstars of dance", Neil Young's National Tour, his latest work as artistic director of "Little Theater NYC" brought to the audience five original musicals for children. He is very excited to return to San-Antonio again.

MIKHAIL SMIRNOV

Mikhail Smirnov, Artistic Director/Founder of Ensemble Barynya. Mikhail Victorovich Smirnov was born in Moscow, Russia in 1966. He has been in the business of Russian folk dance and music for more than 30 years. Mikhail (Russian: ) is an artistic director and founder of ensemble Barynya based in New York City, author of many articles about traditional Russian dance, music and instruments in English and Russian. Mikhail received his Master's degree from the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts. As a child, he was a member of the famous "Moscow Boys Chorus" - one of the most prestigious all-male choirs in Russia. Before coming to the United States in 1991, Mikhail was a soloist in a several Russian folk dance and music groups including the Moscow State Center for Russian song, "Russkaya Pesnya", under the direction of Nadezhda Babkina. While studying in Moscow, Mikhail followed his passion for Russian folk culture by traveling to many different regions of Russia such as Tver, Smolensk, Belgorod, and Don River to collect Russian folklore at its source. He was surprised to find out that folk dances, songs, melodies, lyrics, and tunes change from village to village, even if those as close as a couple of miles apart.

MIKHAIL SMIRNOV

In these folklore expeditions, Misha recorded over 100 hours of Russian folk music and dances, performances on folk instruments. Later he has incorporated much of this original material into repertoire of his ensemble "Barynya" - the biggest (and many believe the best) Russian dance and music ensemble outside of Mother Russia. Mikhail is adept on a variety of Russian folk instruments including balalaika-contrabass, balalaika, and gusli. However, his favorite instrument remains the garmoshka, the small Russian folk button accordion used in Russian folk music and dancing. In January 2009 Mikhail Smirnov and dancers of ensemble Barynya were featured on national TV, NBC's "SUPERSTARS OF DANCE" - breathtaking international dance competition led by executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Fuller (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance). This prestigious dance competition hosted by Michael Flatley ("Lord of the Dance") and Susie Castillo, a former Miss USA. Mikhail Smirnov was one of eight judges to decide which country will win.

DANILA SHERSTOBITOV

Danila Sherstobitov was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan where he graduated from Tashkent State Higher School of National Dance and Choreography in 2000. Since then, Danila worked at The Alisher Navoi State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Opera and Ballet. There he performed in such ballets as "Sleeping Beauty", "Don Quixote", "Romeo and Juliette", and toured with the "The Nutcracker", "Spartacus", and "Swan Lake".

Danila Sherstobitov

Danila Sherstobitov

After arriving to The United States in 2002, he continued his ballet career by dancing with Brighton Ballet, later acquiring contracts with The Eglevsky Ballet of Long Island, performed in "Cinderella" with The Connecticut Ballet, and in 2006 production of Tchaikovsky's "Mazeppa" of The Metropolitan Opera. Currently, Danila works with Barynya, a Russian Folk Music, Song, and Dance Ensemble.

PROGRAM OF PERFORMANCE

FIRST SET -
 
01. "TWO GUITARS" AND "KAIONE" Barynya and Balalaika Brothers
 
02. "OP, OP, ROMALE" Balalaika Brothers
 
03. "LONG ROAD" - Valentina Kvasova, Mikhail Smirnov and Balalaika Brothers
 
04. "LARA'S THEME" Balalaika Brothers
 
05. "RUSSIAN TONGUE TWISTERS" Mikhail Smirnov
 
06. "JEWISH WEDDING" Barynya dancers
 
07. "BUBLICHKI MEDLEY" Balalaika Brothers
 
08. "UKRAINIAN FOLK SONG" Mikhail Smirnov, Valentina Kvasova, Balalaika Brothers
 
09. "HOPAK" National dance of Ukraine
 
INTERMISSION -
 
SECOND SET -
 
10. "SUBBOTEYA" AND "BARYNYA" Balalaika Brothers and Barynya
 
11. "MARDJANJA" Balalaika Brothers
 
12. TETRIS SONG "KOROBUSHKA" Balalaika Brothers and Misha
 
13. "THE SNOWSTORM" - Balalaika Brothers, Mikhail Smirnov and Barynya dancers
 
14. "DARK EYES" Balalaika Brothers, Mikhail Smirnov and Gypsy fortune teller
 
15. "COSSACK SONG" Valentina Kvasova
 
16. "COSSACK DANCE" Barynya dancers
 
17. "MOSCOW NIGHTS" AND "KATYUSHA" Balalaika Brothers and Misha
 
18. "KALINKA" Balalaika Brothers and Barynya

CONTACT INFORMATION

For price quote email mikhail@barynya.com or call (201) 981-2497.

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