San Antonio, TX, Texas, Cossack dancers, Gypsy musicians, Russian singers, balalaika, garmoshka, costumed characters, Multicultural School Assembly, Performing Art Center, Social Event
Russian dance, song, and music ensemble Barynya performed a number of shows in San Antonio, Texas on February 2016. The tour included assemblies at Raba Elementary, Northern Hills Elementary, Riverside Park Elementary, Herff Elementary and Bulverde Creek Elementary schools (Smirnov, Rudoy, Kvasova), a few appearances at social events and formal concert at the McAllister Auditorium, 1819 N Main Ave. San Antonio, TX 78212. Concert at the McAllister Auditorium with full cast: Mikhail Smirnov, Alexander Rudoy, Valentina Kvasova, Anna Brovkina, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ilia Pankratov, Boulat Moukhametov.
The program of performances included "Dark Eyes", "Long Road", «По Дону гуляет» (Don Cossack), «Била мене маты» (Ukrainian folk song),
"The Snowstorm" Khorovod song and dance «Метелица»,
"The Peddlers" Russian folk song «Коробейники»,
"Kalinka" Russian folk dance «Калинка»,
"Russian dance workshop" interactive lesson «Урок Русского танца»,
"Russian Alphabet" interactive lesson «Урок Русского языка»,
"Two Guitars" Gypsy Roma song and dance «Две гитары»,
"Russian Tongue Twisters" presentation «Русские скороговорки»,
"Pidmanula" Ukrainian traditional song and dance «Ти ж мене підманула», and many other selections.
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.