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COSSACKS FOR KZN (article first published : 2002-09-14)

Following a highly successful national tour two years ago, the sensational Russian State Kuban Cossak Dance Company returns to South Africa for a 15-stop tour of the country from October 2 to 27.

The spectacular dance troupe is part of Russian's world-renowned State Academic Kuban Cossack Choir. One of the leading and most popular Russian dance companies, their creative work is based on the traditional song and dance culture of the Kuban Cossacks going back 190 years.

The visiting artists will sing and dance traditional folk music from Russian and the Ukraine. With their magnificent costumes and expressive dance styles, they have enchanted crowds all over the world, winning rapturous applause throughout the Far East, Europe and the Americas, including international folklore festivals in Bulgaria, France and Yugoslavia.

Cossacks is the name given to a group of Russians who lived principally on the steppes that begin north of the Black Sea and Caucasus Mountains, and extended eastward to the Altaim Mountains in Siberia. Those inhabiting the regions of the Don and Kuban rivers are known respectively as the Don Cossacks and the Kuban Cossacks. The traditional culture of the Northern Caucasus had a great influence of the dance art of Kuban Cossack costumes.

The Russian State Kuban Cossak Dance Company will perform in Durban at the Playhouse on October 10 at 19h30 and at the Hilton College Theatre on October 12 at 14h30 and 19h30. Avoid disappointment and book now through Computicket on 011 340 8000 or 083 915 8000.




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