Russian folk performers to give free shows

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Experience the color and energy of traditional Russian folk dance and music during the Golden Gates Russian Folk Music and Dance Troupe’s visit to the Bowling Green State University and BGSU Firelands campuses next week. The troupe will present two free family concerts, plus workshops and class visits.

Golden Gates’ performances feature singing, dancing, humor and traditional Russian instruments. The repertoire is centered on masterpieces of Russian folklore and represents the diversity of the culture, ranging from gently humorous songs to elaborate lyrical suites, to pulsating dance numbers. The lively program presents an authentic picture of Russian folk traditions and culture.

The BGSU Firelands performance will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Cedar Point Center in Huron.

The main campus performance is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in 201 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

A Russian folk music workshop will be given at 2:30 p.m. Friday in 1040 Moore Musical Arts Center (the Choral Rehearsal Hall).

The group’s dancers will also present a workshop on Russian folk dance at 3 p.m. Feb. 17 in 213 Olscamp Hall.

Golden Gates’ visit is sponsored by BGSU’s Ethnic and Cultural Arts Program; the Russian Club; the Department of German, Russian and East Asian Studies; BGSU Firelands and Coca-Cola.

For more information, contact Dr. Eugenia Amditis at eugenia@bgsu.edu.  

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(Posted February 07, 2012 )