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
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
We 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. Russka Roma’s 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 "tabor". Russka Roma’s girls dressed more like
peasants. As they couldn’t sew or weave themselves,
they wore clothes which Russian women gave them.
|For 1 person 1 single 1 hour dance class - as a work out (private) - only $12
Opportunity to perform!
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.