The HOT item to catch in February is the Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia.
If you’ve never experienced a repertoire of dance truly ensconced in the Russian folklore tradition, this is a golden opportunity. It’s a favorite of Gia On The Move, having seen this style with various Russian ballet companies who have visited over time.
Not your ordinary showcase, like a Russian fairytale come to life, this company of 55 dancers and musicians incorporates colorful folkloric costumes, thrilling choreography, and an orchestra of national folk instruments as it celebrates the rich cultural heritage of its native Siberia.
Appearing at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College as part of the 2013-14 season, you can catch this unique company on:
Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
Take the #2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
On-site paid parking available
The Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia was founded in 1960 by Mikhail Godenko, who served as Director for more than 30 years. An experienced and talented choreographer, Godenko created a repertoire of dances in collaboration with the Company’s musical director, composer Vladimir Kornev, Merited Artist of Russia, whose deep knowledge of Siberian folklore and dance were key in weaving music into the fabric of the overall performance. The Company’s elaborate costumes, based on traditional regional designs, were created by Yelizaveta Akselrod, Merited Worker in Art of the Tuva Republic, and Boris Knoblok, Vladimir Mamontov, and Paulina Korotkova Merited Workers in Art of Russia. The Company is currently led by Artistic Director Vladimir Moiseev.
In addition to regular performances across Russia, the Company has toured internationally to more than 60 countries, including Vietnam, Algeria, Tunisia, Australia, Japan, Vietnam, and the United States, as well as throughout both Europe and Latin America.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts‘ presentation of Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia is made possible, in part, by the Macy’s Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and The Harkness Foundation for Dance.
Photo (above) courtesy of brokelyn.com