Russian dances impress all


Folk dance ensemble ‘Siberian Patterns’ gave a spectacular performance at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC)  in collaboration with Inter-Regional Public Organisation ‘Dostaya-nie’ (Moscow) recently. The event was dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Russian-Indian Diplomatic Relations.

Alexander Kadakin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in India, Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, RCSC, as well as senior diplomats, dance lovers and students attended the colourful function.

The programme comprised Russian, Ukrainian, Cossack, Tatar, Gypsy and other dances. Apart from their brilliant and technically precise movements, the young dancers excelled in their expressions and revealed a profound understanding of the cultures. Based on ancient traditions, the choreographic compositions by ‘Siberian Patterns’ have become an exciting narration of the beauty of Russia’s folk dances. The audience was especially enthralled with ‘Siberian Pereplias’ - their impressive tricks and spins, the hilarious Ukrainian dance ‘Kohanochka’, the Hungarian wedding dance ‘Czardas’, solo dances ‘Sapozhok’ and the Tatar dance ‘Poprygunia’.

Lyrical and cheerful, expressive and moderate, the dances preformed by ‘Siberian Patterns’ left the audience spell-bound. In acknowledgement of their performance, the audience gave the artists a standing ovation. “The dances were received very well by the audience. Delhiites just loved it. We are really proud to have given such a tremendous performance. I can say that our dance is in demand,” said Yelena Shtpakina, Deputy Director, Culture and Information, RCSC.

The Siberian Patterns was founded 17 years ago on the basis of the House of Child Creativity in the name of A. Efremov (Novosibirsk). Led by Irina Ovechkina, an honorary worker of the general education of the Russian Federation, the ensemble has become the winner of many prestigious national and international competitions, including the international competition ‘Vivat, Italy’, VII Eurasian competition of Choreographers.

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