Folk Show Performance

”Feel Yourself Russian” at the Nikolayevsky Palace

The unique opportunity to understand what Russia is within one evening only! 

The show lasts 1 hour 50 minutes, including a 30- minute break, when souvenirs are available for guests.

Enjoy this unique opportunity of getting acquainted with the history and cultural traditions of Russia!

Classical quartet is playing lovely melodies of the XVIII th century, one stunning lady in crinolines and a handsome gentleman in a wig  are welcoming guests at the Gala stairs of the Palace.  How nice to be a guest of the Grand Duke!

The folk show itself is represented with 3 professional folk groups:

“Peters Quartet” vocal quartet. Classical performance of folk songs, lyrical romances and Russian Orthodox hymns.

"Maidan"
is a Cossack song-and-dance group formed in 1992 by the honored artist V. Drachev. The name of the group gets its origin from the place, where all Cossacks used to assemble in older times and where decisions were made "by the whole world". The group skillfully reproduces on stage Cossack songs and dances in their original form.

The «Stars of St.Petersburg» is a dance group. The dancers are graduated from leading schools of choreography in Russia. Its repertoire covers lyrical dances of the Russian North, fiering dances of the Cossacks from the Don and Voronezh, dancing miniatures of the Urals and Siberia with their subtle humor. Spectators of all ages and tastes will be able to appreciate not only the ability of the performers to bring Russian national color to the stage, but also their highest skills, complexity of acrobatic feats and breath-taking leaps.

 

FOLK SHOW PROGRAM

1st  part

PETERS-QUARTET

•    “PRIIDITE, POKLONIMSYA” (“O come, let us worship”) Russian Orthodox song
•    “ÈJ, UHNEM!” (“Yo, heave ho” – “Song of the Volga Boatmen”) Russian folk song
•    “VECHERNII ZVON” (“Those evening bells”) Russian folk song
•    “STEN’KA RAZIN” (“Stenka Razin”) Russian folk song

“MAIDAN” Cossak Song and Dance Group

•    “EST’ VINO – P’IOM VINO” (“When we have wine we drink it”) combatant Cossak song
•    “VECHER, VECHER, MATOUSHKA” (“That’s evening, mother”) vocal-choreographical composition
•    “DEREVNIA” (“Village”) Russian folk song about a landlady
•    “PLATKI” (“The shawls”) Funny choreographical miniature
•    “TO NE VECHER” (“That’s not evening yet”) lirical song about a cossak
•    “V AMBAR ZA MOUKOI” (“To the barn for flour”) love song-joke
•    “BOUBNY” (musical instruments with bells) dance of Voronezh cossaks
•    “KATIUSHA” lirical song about true love of a girl
•    “KADRIL” funny dance of folk courtesy. GUESTS ARE INVITED BY FEMALE DANCERS.
•    “POLNO, VAM, SNEZHOCHKI” (“That will do, snowflakes”) vocal-choreographical composition

2nd  part

PETERS-QUARTET

•    “MNOGAYA LETA” (“Many years..”) Russian Orthodox praising song
•    “V TIEMNOM LESE” (“In the dark forest”) Russian folk song
•     “VO KUZNITSE” (“In the forge”) Russian folk song
•    “ODNOZVUCHNO GREMIT KOLOKOL’CHIK” (“The Lonely Coach-Bell”) Russian folk song

“The STARS OF  ST.PETERSBURG” Folk Dance Group

•    “PLIASOVOUKHA”  joyful dance of rural areas: dancing competition between boys and girls
•    “NARASPASHKU” (‘Unbuttoned’) dance-scetch about a city  bully
•    “TANETS S PLATKAMI” (“Dance with handkerchiefs”) ladies’ khorovod (ring-dance)
•    “POLZUNETS” dance of Ukranian cossaks
•    “POTEKHI”  (“Fun”)  choreogaphical miniature about an unfortunate cossak
•    “GARMONIST” (“Accordion player”) dance of Stavropol cossaks
•    “NANAIKA” dance joke (imitation of funny fight between two men)
•    “KALINKA”  Russian famous folk dance
     
Champagne and caviar intermission  during the break includes:

Canapes - with red caviar, ham, cheese, smoked suasage; vodka, champagne, red wine, juice, mineral water, fruit.
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