Russian Cossack State Dance Company is one of the leading professional dancing groups in the country. The Company offers to spectators the fascinating, dynamical concert program. It admired fans of dancing art with the highly professional Cossack dances, songs and instrumental compositions. The Company was founded in Lipetsk in 1990 by the honored artist of the Russia Leonid Milovanov. It consists of 60 actors of different styles. The main part of this ensemble is the Ballet group (35 dancers).The Vocal group (10 singers) is considered to be an adornment of the ensemble, and the Chamber orchestra (10 musicians) executes compositions in traditional folk and modern arrangement.
The Company’s program can be named as the encyclopedia of the Cossack life expressed in the effective scenic form, in bright colorful suits, frolic songs and the irrepressible dancing representing traditions and a heritage of numerous “Cossack” regions of Russia – from the river of Don and Black sea up to Siberia and the Far East.
The Company has more than 20 dances, 50 songs, 10 solo musical compositions in its usual vein. Along with traditional Cossack dances such as “The Khoper Cossacks”, “Cossack dance”, “Black browed” etc. the dancers brilliantly perform the Russian folk dances “Lipetskaya Matanya”, “Dancing rivalry” and of course the famous “Kalinka”.
After successful performancesin the Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Canada, The USA, China, Korea, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, France, The Czech Republic, Sweden, Scotland, Albania, Serbia, Romania it is possible to speak about its unconditional recognition all over the world.
21.8.2011 – The Scotsman: “Forget Riverdance. This is group dance at its best end most entertaining. Directed by Leonid Milovanov, this company is considereded to be the best in the world.”
2.2. 2002 Daily Telegraph: “Their show can best be summed up in one word – exhilarating”.
28.2.2002 The Times: “It was spectacular and exciting. The singers, musicians and dancers were fabulous.”