Folk Show "Feel Yourself Russian"

Folk Show "Feel Yourself Russian" in St. Petersburg

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There are different folk groups In St. Petersburg. The most popular is the show offered by Feel Yourself Russian at the Nikolaevsky Palace, a huge and imposing building that was the residence of the son of Emperor Nicholas I, the Great Duke Nicholas. Classical quartet is playing lovely melodies of the XVIII th century, two stunning ladies in crinolines and a handsome gentleman in a wig (ballet trio “Reverence”) are welcoming guests at the Gala stairs of the Palace.

At the 'Feel Yourself Russian' folk show at Nikolayevsky Palace in Saint Petersburg, you'll grow more acquainted with Russian culture. Expect thrilling dances and folk songs as you catch the spirit of Russia! Get involved into the Russian culture, enjoy music and seize an opportunity to join the dancers (if you are fortunate enough to be picked up among the visitors). During the two hour show, you'll see three folk groups.

  • “Peters Quartet” vocal quartet. Classical performance of folk songs, lyrical romances and Russian Orthodox hymns. These extraordinary performances are full of humor and stress the efficiency of the instruments players, their ability to turn the ordinary into the beautiful and remarkable.

  • "Maidan" is a Cossack song-and-dance group formed in 1992 by the honored artist V. Drachev. The name of the group gets its origin from the place, where all Cossacks used to assemble in older times and where decisions were made "by the whole world". The group skillfully reproduces on stage Cossack songs and dances in their original form.

  • The «Stars of St.Petersburg» is a dance group. The dancers are graduated from leading schools of choreography in Russia. Its repertoire covers lyrical dances of the Russian North, fiering dances of the Cossacks from the Don and Voronezh, dancing miniatures of the Urals and Siberia with their subtle humor.

The show runs for 90 minutes (1,5 hours) and includes two parts consisting of 45 minutes. If you get hungry, you are free to enjoy canapes with ham, red caviar, salami, different kinds of cheese; taste Russian vodka, champagne or red wine. Non-alcoholic drinks are available as well: juice, mineral water and soft drinks.

Professional folklore shows give an opportunity to enjoy high skill of execution: at the same time, Russians experience a tide national pride, and foreign guests admire the "mysterious Russian soul."

Learn more about traditional Russian culture during this energetic and colorful folklore show. Through song and dance—including the famous Cossack dance—be entertained by some of Russia's finest performers. You'll also be impressed by the beautiful setting, the grand 19th-century Nikolayevsky Palace.

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