Barynya: Russian Music Dance and Song
The rich traditions and culture of Russia come alive with this troupe of three classically trained musicians and dancers who present engaging music, vibrant dance, comedy and interaction. Using multiple instruments, brilliant costumes and a repertoire of dances, these artists bring to life the exhilarating tales of their heritage. The Barynya ensemble founded in 1991 by Mikhail Smirnov includes only the best performers who hail from world-renowned Russian dance and music companies.
The level of musicianship and movement was exceptional. We were very pleased and honored that Barynya, through their gifted artistic expression, introduced the previously unfamiliar cultural traditions of Russia to our students.
— The Key School
Established in 1991 by Mikhail Smirnov, the 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. The trio of the ensemble Barynya is typically: Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika, vocals, dance), and Gosha(dancer, costumed characters). In addition to numerous school and community performances, 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.
Artist’s website: www.barynya.com
Single $695/Back-to-Back $895
Fees are for daytime school programs in Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia only.
Evening, weekend, workshop and non-school fees differ – please contact us.
Art Forms, Dance, Music
Program Type, Performance
Curriculum/Theme, Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages