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Folklore Theatre "Russian Song" in Moscow
June 11, 2019 16:10


Folklore Theater "Russian Song" discovers to the audience the richness and diversity of the traditional Russian culture. The cast consists of nine separate groups, each of them engaged in the study of a particular trend in folk art. The performers play in unique colorful stage costumes, which exactly recreate national Russian clothes and headgears.
The theater “Russian Song” aims at introducing the general public to the traditional culture of multinational Russia. Hence, the repertoire of this theater is as rich as Russian culture itself. It includes song concerts, performances, instrumental performances that are played on unique Russian folk music instruments, as well as a musical program for children.

The list of the theater’s groups includes the ensembles “Russian Song”, “Slavs”, and “Russians”, the folk-rock band “After 11”, the ballet “Living Planet”, the “Russian Seasons” dance ensemble under the direction of Nikolay Androsov, and children's studio “Heritage".



In addition to that, the theater holds the solo concerts of the representatives of folk groups, various events featuring the creative teams of Moscow and sister cities from near and far abroad, the decades of traditional art of the peoples of Russia, and national teams from other regions of this country.

The History of the Theatre “Russian Song”

In 1974, the Russian Song Ensemble was founded. Its founder and art director is Nadezhda Babkina, the People's Artist of the Russian Federation, and the holder of the “Order of Honor”, ​​“Order of Friendship”, and many other awards and prizes. 
Thanks to her enthusiasm and talent, as well as organizational skills, the ensemble gained fame all over the country.



In 1994, the Russian Song ensemble was granted the right to autonomy and in 2000 it acquired the status of a folklore theater. The year 2012 saw the construction of a modern building for 1000 spectators. This is where the Folklore Theater “Russian Song” is housed.



The Theater’s Touring

The theater of Nadezhda Babkina has been successfully touring not only in Russia, but throughout the world. People with a different mentality and culture are pleased to take in the beauty and richness of Russian folklore, which is performed on such a high level. When touring in Russian cities, the Russian Song seeks to remind the people of their spiritual values and arouse respect for their own national traditions.
Theater teams headed by their undisputed leader constantly participate in international competitions, festivals and other events that make it possible to widely spread folk art.


Where: the Folklore Theater "Russian Song" at the address 14, Olympic Ave, next to metro station Prospect Mira, Moscow.
Open hours: daily from 11 am to 8 pm

The official website of the Russian Song Theater 
Russian Folk Songs
Russian Folk Music
Traditions of Russian Folk Dance
Russian Traditional Music Instruments
Lidia Ruslanova, the Queen of Russian Folk Song
Tatyana Petrova, the Singer of Russian Folk Songs




Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Russian Theatre Moscow Theatres Russian Folk Music Russian Folk Dance Folklore Theatre "Russian Song" 

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