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 the movie (Табор уходит в небо), one summer Elena was
wondering with Gypsy along the Black sea, and got 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: Video.
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
The most important is the emotional expression in the music melody. It is completely dependent upon the performer's interpretation of the
music. In the songs and dance of Russian Gypsies incorporated influences of other cultures. They were nomadic for a long time.
1 person 1 hour
class - 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 folk songs.
Russka Roma traditional occupations were horse trading (for men), and the 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 and girls dressed more like peasants. As
they could not sew or weave themselves, they wore clothes which Russian women gave them.