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Russian Folk Dance Ensemble “Siberian Patterns” Impressed Delhi Audience

Monday, 10 December 2012 13:33

A spectacular performance by the Folk Dance Ensemble “Siberian Patterns” gave a spectacular performance at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi on December 8, 2012. The function, jointly organised by the RCSC and the Inter-Regional Pubic Organization “Dostoyanie” (Heritage) from Moscow with the support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in India, was dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Russian-Indian Diplomatic Relations.

H.E. Mr. Alexander Kadakin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in India, Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, RCSC, as well as senior diplomats of CIS countries, Indian art lovers, Russian compatriots, media persons, and students attended the colourful function.

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. It is also a gold medallist of the XX Youth Delphic Games of Russia, the holder of the 1st Delphic Cup and gold medals of the VII Open Youth Delphic Games of the CIS Member States “Energy of the Youth”.

The troupe is a Member of the International Dance Committee of UNESCO. In 2012, the Ensemble was included in the “Golden Book of Culture of the Novosibirsk Region”.

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 artistic expressions and revealed profound understanding of the national characters.

Based on ancient customs and traditions, the choreographic compositions by Siberian Patterns have become an exciting narration on the beauty of the folk dance.

The audience got excited at such items as “Siberian Pereplias” with 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 the Siberian Patterns left the audience spell-bound. In acknowledgement to their performance, the audience gave the artists standing ovation.

After Delhi, Siberian Patterns will perform at the RCSC in Kolkata (December 10) and Chennai (December 14, 15). The Chennai programme will be dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the RCSC.

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