Monday, February 7, 2011
Coming to the University of West Georgia’s Townsend Center for Performing Arts are Russian folk traditions with two troupes, Golden Gates and Moscow Nights, on Feb. 12, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Expect to be thrilled by the Golden Gates dancers’ syncopated choreography, gymnastic leaping and explosive foot stomping. The singing includes well-known tunes such as Kalinka, as well as Cossack war dances and Siberian love chants. Golden Gates was created in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1993.
Moscow Nights is an exciting acoustic trio of ethnic percussion, bayan, zhaleika and balalaikas. The versatile trio of world-recognized, prize-winning musicians from Russia who are based in the USA.
The groups’ performances are 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 event is sponsored by the Community Foundation of West Georgia.
Tickets: $12 Adults, $9 Seniors/Military, $5 Children. Sponsored by the Community Foundation of West Georgia.
For more information and to buy tickets go to: www.townsendcenter.org or call the box office at 678-839-4722.