Rostov Don Cossacks State Academic Song and Dance Ensemble from the Don River region of Russia, town of Rostov-Na-Donu, was established in 1936 to preserve the four centuries old folk art of the Cossack peoples who inhabited the wide plains along the Dom River in Russia's southern and eastern frontiers.
The Don Cossacks of Rostov reproduces the ethnic songs and dances of the region in their original form. Songs painstakingly selected from an immense historical catalog accompany dances that range from explosively energetic to gracefully elegant. The melodious songs encompass joyful wedding and holiday music, military and march pieces, plaintive laments of loss, songs of the fierce Cossack warriors, and humorous songs of village life.
The ensemble strives to present the Don Cossack folk songs (and dances) it performs not only as beautiful relics of the past, but also as the living art of the present.
The ensemble consists of up to 30 singers, 30 dancers, 14 musicians and the managing and directing staff of six.
Total 80 people.
The exuberant and colorfully costumed ensemble of Don Cossacks of Rostov is one of the most popular dance and choral ensembles in Russia and equally celebrated internationally.
It is the Don folk song and dance traditions that form the basis of the ensemble's artistic work.
The program of the chorus includes small cycles of songs linked by the same thematic material,
girlands of songs of military and historical songs and bylinas (epic songs).
During the performance of the ensemble audience will see the Don Cossacks costumes dating from different periods,
Don Cossack Of Rostov program combines music, traditional costumes and "saber-wielding" dance
to entertain audiences worldwide.
The Ensemble had a magnificent success on the sold our concerts in Europe, Azia, America and Africa.
The ensemble's full name translated from Russian language is State Academic The Order of Friendship of Peoples Kvasov Ensemble of Song and Dance (Russian: Государственный Академический ордена Дружбы Народов Ансамбль песни и пляски Донских Казаков имени Квасова).
Ensemble was named in 2008 after its former Artistic Director, the National Artist of Russia Professor Anatoly Kvasov (1935-2007).
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