Fifty years later, Elena as an art Director with the contributions to IVCBT, was consulting students in acting, theatrical technique, stage makeup and background
scenes. Elena is dancing in Don Quixote as La La Gitana. Before the show she said to the students: "Let your own gypsy spirit fly freely".
During Authentic (Russian style) Gypsy dance lesson with Elena women learn Gypsy music, how to dance with a shawl, how to play with a
special, wide, long (25 or 32 yards) flying Gypsy skirt. They study feet positions, Russian Gypsy class is really great fun for women of any
shape and age, to exercises, to get in shape, and to tone the muscles. Learn European Authentic Gypsy Russka/Roma Tribal Dance.
After Elena saw the movie (Табор уходит в
небо), one summer she traveled with
Gypsy. Elena got a strong influence from
the magic of Gypsy spirit. Elena met a
Gypsy boy when she was 13 -14 yo, when
some actors came with that movie to her
native town on the Black sea. Video. Elena
later played that music on her accordion:
Gypsy have entertained Russian poets and Tsars and the art lovers of Paris. Get ready to learn that special tribal Gypsy dance that combines
the melancholy of Russian winters with the fire of well as footwork. Students learn how to interpret the Russian Roma music through some
authentic Russian Gypsy (Romani) movements
You can understand the soul of Russians by listening to the songs of the Gypsies. Behind every song is a story. Each performer's style bears
witness to his own unique heritage and tradition.
Russian society has admired the songs of Gypsy - the constant pilgrims. Dance melodies became a symbol of gaiety; songs filled their hearts
with sweet sadness. The styles of Gypsy dance vary depending on the country. International festivals are a form of traveling through Europe.
The most important in the melodies is their emotional expression which is completely dependent upon the performer's interpretation of the
music. In their music, songs and dance Russian Gypsies incorporated influences of other cultures. They were nomadic for a long time.
|For 1 person 1 single
1 hour dance class -
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(private) - only $12
In Gypsy songs you could see the world's diverse culture, the raw visceral energy of the dance Their melodies evoke romantic images: vast
fields, grazing horses. Even for some who don't speak a word of Russian, these wonderful songs have the timeless quality that marks all great
Russka Roma traditional occupations were horse trading (for men) and fortune telling and begging (for women). But in Russia they are more
famous for their fiery dances and songs. Gypsy bands and camps are called Russka Roma girls dressed more like peasants. As they could not
sew or weave themselves, they wore clothes which Russian women gave them.