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Legendary Berezka ensemble celebrates its 70th anniversary with a big tour

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Legendary Berezka ensemble celebrates its 70th anniversary with a big tour


18.03.2019

Photo: official VK page of Berezka Choreographic Ensemble named after N. Nadezhdina

Famous Berezka choreographic ensemble will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a large tour in Russia, TASS reports. The group sets off on a tour on Monday, March 18. The route will cover the whole country from Vladivostok to Moscow. They have to travel a distance of almost 15000 kilometers.

Residents of nearly 30 cities will see the most interesting performances. Vladimir, Tyumen, Sterlitamak, Chelyabinsk, Perm, Omsk, Barnaul and in other cities are included. 

Photo: official VK page of Berezka Choreographic Ensemble named after N. Nadezhdina

In most cities, Berezka will arrive for the first time.

Berezka ensemble of Russian folk dance has a rich history. The performances of the group, which was founded in 1948 by Nadezhda Nadezhdina, are now having success both in Russia and abroad. The famous round dance of girls with birch twigs in their hands delights viewers around the world.

Photo: official VK page of Berezka Choreographic Ensemble named after N. Nadezhdina

Over the decades of its existence, Berezka has given concerts in more than 80 countries around the world. Famous “floating” gait is a special feature of ensemble, and its unique technique is kept secret. 

Berezka has become a reference of the classical dance in Slavic culture.

After Nadezhdina’s death in 1979, her apprentice, People’s Artist of the USSR Mira Koltsova became the artistic director of Berezka. She has kept the old traditions of the ensemble, one of which is only live musical accompaniment of the dance. Therefore, the ensemble includes the orchestra of Russian folk instruments. 

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