For the First Time in Québec: the Russian Cossack State Dance Company
at the Place des Arts
Québec, August 5, 2010 – The Russian Cossack State Dance Company will stop at the Théâtre Maisonneuve of the Place des Arts for an electrifying concert, on August 20 and 21. Invited by the Québec City International Festival of Military Bands (QCIFMB), the Russian Troupe will make their debute in Québec with this concert in Montéal. Widely acknowledged as Russia’s premiere Cossack dance troupe, the Russian Cossack State Dance Company triumphs with audiences around the world with daring acrobatic somersaults, jumps, breathtaking spins, splits, leaps and the famous Cossack kicks.
« Exhilarating !»
« Highly skilled performers delivering crushing jumps and rotations carried out with the speed of a tornado »
Symbols of independence, pride and bravery, the Cossack folk traditions offer a unique insight into the cultural heritage of the Ukraine and Southern Russia. They retell tales of battle, glory, love and betrayal through inspired dancing and thundering rhythms. The Cossacks of Russia were legendary horsemen and warriors, part the country’s oldest military force, who were employed by the monarchy to protect the country’s expansive borders. The 30 dancers immortalize the military tradition and nomadic way of life; while the chorus and featured vocalists are joined by a 10 piece chamber orchestra ensemble for a two hours concert.
Founder and musical director Lenoid Milovanov is a leading authority on Cossack history and folk culture. He founded the Company in 1990 as a means of preserving the rich Cossack heritage. With a curator’s eye, Mr. Milovanov’s uncompromising attention to detail is evident in the traditional Cossack and Kuban costume’s authenticity and vibrancy, the vivid choreography, boisterous performance, and even the use of an eclectic mix of classical Russian instruments such as the balalaika and accordion.
The Russian Cossack State Dance Company has toured all over the world and has recently completed a 28 city tour of the United Kingdom. They have been featured at the Edinburgh Festival and Military Tattoo, and spent a full season at the London “Peacock” theatre (Saddler Wells), which resulted in a highly-rated presentation on BBC Television.
The Royal 22e Régiment and the Band of Brazil
La Musique du Royal 22e Régiment will open this evening with rhythms of jazz and “mambo”, an Afro-Cuban dance style characterized by rapid and syncopated rhythms where the percussions keep a frenetic beat. Combined to the pipes and drums of the Military Police Band of Espirito Santo, this will undoubtedly be a rhythmic evenings. Together, they will offer a repertoire from Ricky Martin to Jean-Pierre Ferland to traditional military marches. The Banescanto choir from Brazil will also be part of the concert with nearly 30 choristers singing some pieces cappella to the colors of Brazilian samba.
Representing the perfect incarnation of Brazilian rhythm, the popular singer Elba Ramalho will also be part of this concert. She will be accompanied by her own musicians, the Rojao Banda. On program: rhythms of samba and “frevo” which will undoubtedly inflame the Théâtre Maisonneuve of the Place des Arts!
The Russian Cossack State Dance Company (first part: the Bands of Brazil and of the Royal 22e Régiment)
August 20 and 21, 2010
Tickets ranging from $39 and $69
For reservation: 514 842-2112 / 1 866 842-2112 / www.laplacedesarts.com
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