Kudrinka Dances at the Emerald Grapes Festival and Fair Sponsored by the Moldovan Embassy   Leave a comment

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On Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, Kudrinka dancers performed at the opening events of the  “Emerald Grapes” Festival-Fair, which runs until October 9. The festival is located on Rozhdestvenka Street, close proximity to the Embassy. The festival program includes gala concerts with the participation of folk and classical genres, artists, folk festivals and tasting Moldovan dishes.

Dancers at the festival performances included Alexey Salnikov, Mikhail Yakupov, Yan Borden, Tatiana Rogacheva, Polina Golkina, Margarita Khakimulina, Ksenia Orlovskaya, Anastasiia Ryzhova.

Link to YouTube Video

Posted September 26, 2016 by Charles in Performances

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Kudrinka Concert: All Countries Will be Our Guests, April 24 at 16:00   Leave a comment

Invitation to a Concert by the Kudrinka People’s Collective Dance Ensemble

Theatre at the All-Russia Center for Creative Arts, Derbenevskaya Ulitsa 16, Metro Paveletskaya

Join Kudrinka for their annual spring concert, which showcases their classic folk and modern dance repertoire, and new dances.
Kudrinka YouTube Channel
Moldovan Dance

Folk dance, modern dance, tap dance, character dance

Free admission

PlyasovayaA Kudrinka performance, with their colorful and stunning costumes, is a celebration of diversity of the people and cultural traditions of many countries. Kudrinka folk dances come from many countries of Eastern and Central Europe but also include Irish, Latin American and Spanish dances. Many of their dances reflect American tap, jazz, pop and even break dance traditions. 
Come and see us for yourself, and bring your friends!!!

How to Get There:

Public transport № 13, 632, 106 or 158 from Metro Paveletskaya to Derbenevskaya Ulitsa

About Kudrinka Dance Ensemble

KUDRINKA is an adult and youth folk and modern dance ensemble of about 50 dancers in Moscow. Kudrinka is celebrating its 42-year anniversary this year. Kudrinka is led by Irina and Alexey Salnikov, and Marina Borden is choreographer and teacher of modern, tap and jazz dance. Kudrinka dancers are divided by groups with the youngest starting at age 6. The adult group includes dancers from age 16 to 26.

Kudrinka’s delightful repertoire is strong on ethnic dances – Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Moldovan, Hungarian as well as Latin dances – but also includes modern, tap, character and jazz dances.

In the summer of 2014, 22 dancers and leaders of Kudrinka traveled to Chicago to participate in the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival and a concert at the Sondheim Center for Performing Arts in Fairfield, Iowa.

In January 2014 Kudrinka won a Silver medal and Special Prize for Best Stage Presence and Appearance at an All-Russia Dance Festival in St. Petersburg. They had previously won top prizes at a St. Petersburg festival in 2012 including a prize for choreography. Kudrinka also won prizes at a competition in Odessa, Ukraine in 2013.

Kudrinka Website (Russian language)

Posted April 16, 2016 by Charles in Concerts, Performances, Upcoming Events

Video: 16 Tons at Christmas Party for Kids at Turandot, Moscow   Leave a comment

Kudrinka-16tons-DSC_0154-1920x1080Senior Teen Dancers from Kudrinka Folk and Modern Dance Ensemble performed “16 Tons” tap dance at a Christmas Party for Kids, December 13, 2015
Sponsored by Korsa Media and Moscow Youth Soccer League.
Dancers from the Kudrinka Senior Teens group were:
Yan Borden
Anastasia Aleshkina
Elizaveta Baulina
Darya Drigina
Anna Kandaeva
Elizaveta Soboleva
Ekaterina Ponomareva
Link to YouTube Video

Posted December 16, 2015 by Charles in Performances, Videos

Kudrinka Taps at Kid’s Christmas Party at Turandot   Leave a comment

Kudrinka tap dancers performed 16 Tons and Country Step tap dances at a Christmas Party for Kids sponsored by Korsa Media and Moscow Youth Soccer League.

Dancers from Kudrinka Senior Teens group were:

Yan Borden
Anastasia Aleshkina
Elizaveta Baulina
Darya Drigina
Anna Kandaeva
Elizaveta Soboleva
Ekaterina Ponomareva

Posted December 14, 2015 by Charles in Performances

Folk Dance Concert for the Folklore Festival “Talking about Russia”: Dec 12, 2015   1 comment

Russian folk dances carry the special energy of the Russian people. They reveal their great soul while showcasing the talent of each dancer. This concert presents laureates of Russian and international festivals and competitions, “Kudrinka” folk and modern dance ensemble, and “Harmony” folk dance ensemble.
17:30 – 19:00
FREE ADMISSION
About The Folklore Festival “Talking about Russia”
The Folklore Festival “Talking about Russia is aimed at the preservation and development of traditional folk art in Russia, the study of the history of the country, and fostering respect for the spiritual and cultural traditions of the peoples. The festival has been an annual event since 2013 and consists of thematic concerts, shows, workshops and collectives of national folklore and exhibitions of arts and crafts.

Концерт в рамках Фестиваля “Мы говорим о России”
Русские народные танцы несут в себе особую энергетику русского народа. Они способны раскрыть его огромную душу, одновременно помогая показать таланты каждого танцора.
Перед вами выступят Лауреаты Всероссийских и Международных фестивалей и конкурсов танцевальный ансамбль «Кудринка» и ансамбль народного танца «Гармония».
17:30 – 19:00
ВХОД СВОБОДНЫЙ
O Фольклорный фестиваль «Мы говорим о России»
Фольклорный фестиваль «Мы говорим о России» направлен на сохранение и развитие традиционного народного искусства России, изучение истории страны, воспитание уважения к духовным и культурным традициям народов. Фестиваль проводится с 2013 года и состоит из тематических концертов, шоу-программ, мастер-классов коллективов народного и фольклорного творчества и выставок декоративно-прикладного искусства.

Posted December 12, 2015 by Charles in Concerts, Performances

Kudrinka Dancers Perform in the US Midwest: July, 2014   Leave a comment

Kudrinka Dance Ensemble, a folk and modern dance ensemble from Moscow, returned to the United States in July for several performances in celebration of the 40th anniversary of its founding in 1974. Kudrinka was invited to participate in the Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival near Chicago (July 20) and other events in the region in late July. Eighteen dancers and the three leaders of Kudrinka arrived in Chicago on July 17.

Alexander Vysokin

Alexander Vysokin

Polina Golkina

Polina Golkina

Makar Vasiliev

Makar Vasiliev

Tatiana Rogacheva

Tatiana Rogacheva

Yan Borden

Yan Borden

Dasha Mishina

Dasha Mishina

Petr Salnikov

Petr Salnikov

Anastasiya Ryzhova

Anastasiya Ryzhova

Kudrinka performs dances from cultural traditions of many countries. A Kudrinka concert is a celebration of the unity in diversity with its display of dance from many cultures, as a beautiful garden contains many different flowers. Kudrinka dancers regularly perform at Moscow city holiday events.

C Yarmaka (In the Market)

C Yarmaka (In the Market)

A Kudrinka performance is a celebration of diversity of people’s from many countries. Kudrinka folk dances include many countries of Eastern and Central Europe but also Irish, Latin American and Spanish dances. Many of their dances reflect American tap, jazz, pop and even break dance traditions.

Kudrinka dancers last traveled to the United States in 2007 and 2008 to participate in a dance competition at which they won top prizes including first place in their age group and “Best Entertainers”.

Kudrinka dancers come from diverse backgrounds and professions: scientists and engineers, entrepreneurs, university students, housewives. One of Kudrinka’s leaders is head of furniture restoration at the Moscow State Historical Museum. Many have grown up as part of Kudrinka since childhood. What they share in common is a love of dance and the willingness rehearse long hours three nights a week to prepare for Kudrinka concert performances.

Posted June 16, 2014 by Charles in Performances, Upcoming Events

Kudrinka Channel on YouTube – Spring 2014 Concert Dances   1 comment

A new channel has been opened on YouTube with a dozen dance videos.
Click here to open the channel

Posted May 22, 2014 by Charles in Concerts

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