Drawing on hundreds of years of tradition, this spectacular new cavalcade of music and dance encompasses the fire, excitement and unique energies of the Cossacks; a people from the wide-open spaces and sun-drenched meadows of the region to the north of the Caucasus, famed for their love of horses and independence.
With original choreographies, this company of artistes from the ballet, orchestral and choir genres have previously performed in France, Italy, Spain, USA, Japan and Germany.
The Cossacks fiery dances and songs are as true and honest as the souls of their country folk, exuding yearning, bravery, hope, love and passion. The highlight of this spectacular show by the ensemble from Stavropol is the ‘Great Cossack dance’ for which special sabres have been made of titanium, ensuring sparks really do fly.
Particular attention has been paid to the detail of the Cossacks’ wonderfully traditional and elaborate costumes, opulent dresses and robes, all intricately designed to detail with veils, hairstyles and accessories to match, complementing the performances’ portrayal of a fine aged art form.
Cossacks Fiery Souls’ inimitable symbiosis of dance, music, masterly, sometimes acrobatic movements, and pensive nostalgic sounds thrill with the programme presented by the ‘Stavropol Cossacks’ ensemble, true masters of all fields of Russian folklore, igniting a real firework of dances, songs and instrumental pieces on stage.
Witness the glowing vitality and immense warmth and yearn to live a Cossack’s life, if only for a night.
The comprehensive leg of this UK tour commences at the Rhyl Pavilion on 12 October 06 and continues at various theatres across the country, culminating at the Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon on 10 November. (See tour list for details.)
TOUR SCHEDULE /
14/10/06 Potters Bar
15/10/06 Dorset (Wimbourne)
19/10/06 Leamington Spa
26/10/06 Port Talbot