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Russian Children Welfare Society's Petrushka Ball 2011
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Russian Children Welfare Society. Petrushka on the Hudson 2006
The Russian Children's Welfare Society
The Russian Children's Welfare Society has been helping disadvantaged Russian children in Europe, South America and Russia since our establishment in New York City nearly 80 years ago. In the years that have followed, the original $3.50 gathered in the first meeting continued to grow. To date, the RCWS has raised over $15,000,000 and continues to annually exceed fundaraising expectations. As the flow of Russian immigrants slowed, the RCWS refocused its mission to include enhancing the lives of vulnerable children in Russia. Following the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia's infrastructure has been in transition, placing children at risk. As a result, hundreds of thousands of children need our help. Too many children in too many parts of Russia are without adequate medical attention, education, vocational training and basic care.
Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya
BARYNYA is a professional Brooklyn based Russian traditional dance and music show for a great price, no visa problems, no expensive plane tickets from Russia. PROGRAM: Traditional Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Gypsy and Klezmer dances, folk songs and virtuoso performances on musical instruments with humorous explanation of the program in English, Russian or Ukrainian. INSTRUMENTS: balalaika, garmoshka, gusli, contrabass-balalaika, Gypsy and classic guitars, lozhki, kugikly, domra, bayan, violin, treshotki, buben and vertushki. INSTRUMENTS: balalaika, garmoshka, gusli, contrabass-balalaika, Gypsy and classic guitars, lozhki, kugikly, domra, bayan, violin, treshotki, buben and vertushki. MEMBERS: Eight dancers, six musicians and four singers of the ensemble Barynya use to perform with world known Moiseev Dance Company, Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company, Don Cossacks of Rostov Don, Andreev State symphonic balalaika orchestra, Moscow State Folk Center "Russian Song", Ensemble of Black Sea Navy Dancers, Riverdance, Beryozka Dance (Moscow) and others. "Barynya" is available for hire as one powerful ensemble or in smaller groups to fit in any budget.
Petroushka on The Hudson
The Petroushka Ball, a traditional Russian ball held annually in New York City is the primary fundraising event for the The Russian Children's Welfare Society. Started in 1965 by a group of descendants of Russian families whose intent was to raise funds to help to Russian children. Since then, the Ball has become one of New York Society's most vibrant and anticipated annual events, attracting upwards of 800 dinner and dancing guests. The RCWS's 41st Annual Petroushka Ball was held on February 10, 2006 at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom.
First official record of Russian dancing is related to year 907 when Great Russian Prince Oleg (Vechshiy Oleg) celebrated his victory over Greeks in Kiev. During the Gala Dinner 16 male dancers dressed as bears and four bears dressed as Russian dancers performed for the guests. After the dinner was over Great Prince commanded to release the bears into the wild and to execute all the dancers.
Danila Cooper - dance of the Russian Nobility
"Daniel Cooper" (also sometimes spelled as "Danila Kuper" or "Daniel Kupor") is the dance of the Russian Nobility during Napoleonic wars (in Russian version, "Danilo Kupor") was an actual dance - to be more precise, contradance, an old English dance characterized by quick and easy movements. F.F. Wiegel in his "Memoirs" (part 1, M., 1864, p. 62, first published in "Russky Vestnik", 1856) wrote that "One of these contradances was named a Danilo Kupor, probably after its composer, a certain Englishman Cooper".
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Legendary Russian Gypsy singer Zhenia Shevchenko and ensemble Barynya DVD. Concert was recorded in New York City on January 26, 2008. Fifteen performers: six dancers, three singers, six musicians. Performers: Sergey Ryabtsev - violin, Mikhail Smirnov - garmoshka, vocal, guitar, Alex Siniavski - Gypsy guitar, balalaika, Alexander Menshikov - Russian Gypsy singer, tambourine, Leonid Bruk - balalaika-contrabass, Gennady Gutkin - bayan, Lev Zabeginsky - balalaika, Andrij Cybyk - dancer, choreographer, Ganna Makarova - dancer, Olga Chpitalnaia - dancer, Vitaliy Verterich - dancer, choreographer, Valentina Kvasova - dancer, singer, Mikhail Nesterenko - dancer, Victoria Pichurova - singer, Gabriel Yakubov - Gypsy dancer. Musical instruments: Balalaika, garmoshka, bayan, violin, balalaika-contrabass, Gypsy guitar, Russian 7 string guitar. Program of Russian Gypsy songs, music, Russian, Gypsy, Cossack and Ukrainian folk dancing... more info, video samples, order
"Trepak" Russian dance from Tchaikovsky's Ballet Nutcracker - «Òðåïàê»
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