26 February 2014, Wednesday, 14:55

Gaskarov’s Dance Ensemble gave an anniversary concert in the Russian capital

author: Gulfiya Akulova

The Faizi Gaskarov’s Academic Folk Dance Ensemble gave a performance at the famous scene of the State Concert Hall of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Philharmonic Society. Artists from Bashkortostan danced as part of the program "Best art collectives of Russia." The concert was dedicated to the 100th birthday anniversary of the founder, choreographer Faizi Gaskarov and the 75th anniversary of the ensemble.

Dancers prepared the Moscow program for six months. Joint work with folk ensembles from different republican districts helped to restore choreographic masterpieces by the famous choreographer Faizi Gaskarov.

TV channel "Culture" named the "Copper heel" dance as "a model of Bashkir masculinity with elements of arm wrestling and horseman moves." Metropolitan viewers were presented reconstructed dances by Gaskarov and new ones, for example, "Kalinka".

Today the artistic heritage of the ensemble includes 170 dances. The repertoire along with original Bashkir productions has dances of 200 nations of the world. our countrymen received the gold medal of UNESCO "Five Continents" and a diploma "Ambassador of Peace" for the active promotion of national dances. In Russia, only two folk dance ensembles are honoured with this award. The Gaskarov’s dancers are the second after Igor Moiseyev’s Ensemble, the teacher of Bashkir legendary choreographer.

After the concert in Moscow the Faizi Gaskarov’s Ensemble has great plans. Further they will have a long anniversary tour.