Russian Cossacks - Russian State Dance Ensemble
300 costumes, 40 world-class performers in UK venues for over 50 days and 1,000 litres of Vodka can only mean one thing - Russian State Dance Ensemble is back, comprising some of the most creative and prestigious of Russian artists, are to present their UK tour of the world acclaimed Cossacks Fiery Soul, in association with Amande Concerts UK.
Drawing on hundreds of years of tradition, this spectacular new cavalcade of music and dance encompasses the fire, excitement and unique energies of the Russian Cossacks; a people from the wide-open spaces and sun-drenched meadows of the region to the north of the Caucasus, famed for their love of horses and independence.
With original choreographies, this company of artists from the ballet, orchestral and choir genres have previously performed in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, USA, Japan and Germany.
The Cossacks fiery dances and songs are as true and honest as the souls of their country folk, exuding yearning, bravery, hope, love and passion. The highlight of this spectacular show is the Great Cossack Dance for which special sabres have been made of titanium, ensuring sparks really do fly.
Particular attention has been paid to the detail of the Cossacks’ wonderfully traditional and elaborate costumes, opulent dresses and robes, all intricately designed to detail with veils, hairstyles and accessories to match, complementing the performances’ portrayal of a fine aged art form.
Cossacks Fiery Souls’ inimitable symbiosis of dance, music, acrobatic movements, and pensive nostalgic sounds thrill with the programme presented by the Russian State Dance Ensemble, true masters of all fields of Russian folklore, igniting a real firework of dances, songs and instrumental pieces on stage.