Russian dance, song and music ensemble Barynya performed during Russian festival hosted by New Russia Cultural Center. The festival took place at the Polish Community Center. Exact address: 225 Washington Ave. Ext, Albany NY 12205. Ensemble Barynya cast: Andrei Kisselev, Yana Volkova, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Irina Zagornova.
The program of performance included famous Russian table song "Father Frost" ("Oi, Moroz, Moroz") with accompaniment of garmoshka,
"Moscow Nights", "Korobushka", "Kalinka",
"Nanaisky Siberian Wrestling Dance",
"Russian dance lesson",
"Russian Alphabet lesson",
Russian Gypsy Roma song and dance "Dark Eyes" ("Î÷è ×åðíûå"),
"Chardash" (balalaika solo, instrumental),
"Tanets Medvedya" (Dance of the Russian Bear),
"Russian Percussian Orchestra",
"Russian Tongue Twisters" (ðóññêèå ñêîðîãîâîðêè), and Ukrainian traditional dance "Hopak".
Established in 1991, ensemble Barynya performs Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Russian Gypsy Roma, 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 the performing art centers, school assemblies, festivals, colleges, libraries, concert halls, restaurants, private and corporate events as one powerful ensemble or in smaller groups.