STATE ACADEMIC SONG AND DANCE ENSEMBLE
behalf of Anatoly Kvasov
On October 26, in the Hall of Church Councils, the spectator will meet with a renowned group - the State Academic Ensemble of Song and Dance of the DON KAZAKH. For Muscovites and guests of the capital - this is a unique opportunity to meet with the renowned team.
The State Academic Order of Friendship of Peoples ensemble of song and dance of the Don Cossacks was established in 1936 in the city of Rostov-on-Don. In 1970, with the arrival in the ensemble of artistic director of the People's Artist of Russia, laureate of the State Prize. Glinka, Professor Anatoly Nikolaevich Kvasov, defined a fundamentally new creative focus of the team - the promotion of genuinely folk art of the Don Cossacks.
Work on new programs began with the study of folk song creativity of the Don region. Folk expeditions, hundreds of recorded Cossack songs, painstaking work on deciphering them, careful selection of the most vivid of them, suitable for concert performance, careful attitude to folklore made it possible to hear the authentic folk art of the Don Cossacks in his peculiar choir chants, to feel the originality of style and manners execution.
The dance numbers of the program are created taking into account the characteristic features of the Don choreographic culture. In addition to the purely folk dance program, the ensemble presents plot dances devoted to the pages of the heroic past and present of the Don Cossacks. The collective's touring biography is very extensive and covers many countries that the ensemble has visited more than once. Bulgaria, Poland, USA, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, Japan, China, Montenegro, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Scotland, Hungary, Slovenia - these are just some of the countries whose listeners enthusiastically accepted artists. Over the past 5 years, the ensemble of the Don Cossacks toured in Japan, Spain, China, and Hong Kong. The ensemble is a regular participant of the largest festivals of the country, as well as major international cultural forums. His repertoire has over 500 songs. The ensemble has released 4 records recorded by the company "Melody", which contain more than sixty of the best songs.
The program of the concert on October 26 in the Hall of Church Councils included lyric and dance Cossack songs of the Don region; subject dances dedicated to the heroic pages of the past and present of the Don Cossacks, choreographic miniatures, comic dances. The audience’s favorite numbers, which are included in the golden fund of Russia and constitute an integral part of the ensemble’s repertoire, will be presented to the audience.
The Song and Dance Ensemble of the Don Cossacks is the hallmark of the southern region. Indeed, in their works, artists carry the original Cossack song and dance traditions of the Don land. And because the concert promises to be warm, bright and welcoming.