Annual Holiday Celebration for children

 

Before the event

Kaschey and his helpers stealing Masha


Cast backstage!

 


Viktoria Burge with her students

Rehearsal before the event

Russian Heritage Society presents

“Searching the Snow Maiden”

 

 

  Annual Holiday Celebration for children 

Our annual Holiday Celebration for children! Children were excited to help find the Snow Maiden and save her from evil characters they met on their way!
Ежегодний детский праздник наконец-то состоялся! Дед Мороз(Алексей Глазырин) пришёл на помощь детям и подсказал им как пробраться в сказочный лес, чтобы спасти от злого Кащея (Григорий Вылегжанин) Снегурочку(Евангелина Рэнчир), Баба Яга (Мария Бриджуотер) и Кот Матвей (Александр Чадлиев) всеми силами пытались остановить Машу (Маргарита Саевич) и Витю (Стефан Кулешов – Ледбеттер), которые смело отправились в опасную дорогу! Змей Горыныч(Семён Косухин) грозился спалить всё вокруг, но детям удалось убежать от него, а добрая Васелиса(Ксения Косухина) всегда оказывалась рядом, когда Маше и Вите нужна была помощь! И даже когда слуги Кащея Илья Рэнчир и Дэниел Рэнчир схватили Машу в царстве Кащея, догадливая Маша сумела найти выход из ситуации излечив сильную зубную боль Кащея волшебной конфетой! В нашей сказке был прекрасный весёлый конец с песнями и танцами, где Снегурочка снова встретилась с детьми и дедом Морозом, Маша и Витя доказали всем, что дружба творит чудеса, а дружный коллектив на сцене и за кадром был счастлив подарить детям праздник! Режиссер-постановщик и руководитель проекта Евгения Романова-Рэнчир, гримёр и творческий руководитель Ксения Косухина, танцевальный коллектив Виктории Бёрдж “Жар-Птица”, семья Глазыриных, Чадлиевых, Саевич, Кулешовых-Ледбеттер, Косухиных, Дэйвис, Бриджуотер, Рэнчир и Майк Гоуринг. Мы вас благодарим за Вашу работу! Спонсоры нашего вечера 

Russian Heritage Society 

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Houston
Jane’s Photography and Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yuri Naumov Concert

Yuri Naumov  Concert in Lenexa, KS

Great concert took place on February 5, 2019

Yuri Naumov immigrated to USA in 1990. 

About the concert: Escapist – the name of the new album, is the biggest project in 35 year career by this blues guitar player.

It is an incredible journey where baroque and rock work together, where you will feel the harmony or sound and lyrics in every song.

“Эскапист”. Так называется новый студийный альбом блюзового гитариста Юрия Наумова – самый масштабный проект, предпринятый легендарным музыкантом за 35 лет активного сочинительства.
Вне зависимости, знакомы ли вы с творчеством Наумова или пришли впервые, вас ждет невероятное путешествие – в измерение, где барокко и рок сплетены воедино, где боль строк неотделима от радости гармоний, где в вибрации каждого звука – Свобода…

 

 

 

A year at a glance 2018

A YEAR AT A GLANCE! 

What happened in 2018

As we start a new year we would like to reflect on everything that happened in 2018! It was a busy full of events year for us! The most important event: after over 10 years of being a club we have become a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization “Russian Heritage Society”

January:
  • We celebrated a new 2018 year as our annual tradition with a Children’s program with Grandfather Frost and Snow Maiden, Baba Yaga and others. Annual potluck dinner gathered many friends for a night of fun!

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February:
  • We celebrated Maslenitsa (pancake week) with singing, dancing, face painting, potluck lunch

https://www.facebook.com/events/2048702088732241/

March:
  • We held an outreach session for passports exchange with the Consulate General of Russia. This program helps people submit their paperwork without the hassle of flying to Houston.

https://www.facebook.com/events/589783631364532/

April:
  • We celebrated Rozalia’s  95th birthday. Rozalia is an actress from Baku and world war II veteran who immigrated to the United States in the 90s. Since then she has been learning piano and art, she has given many of her friends her beautiful artwork. Rozalia is now in a nursing home and still loves having visitors over.

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May:
  • Participated in in the International Day of the Child festival with the performance program! Many people stopped by the Russian table, they asked us many questions about our culture and some were trying to learn new words. Together with a children’s dance studio “Firebird” we performed several dances and songs.

  • Annual Victory day Celebration “Immortal regiment”. We talked about our family members and their life during the world war II, many shared their stories.

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June:
  • We hosted an amazing Impressionist from Moscow Russia who had a workshop in Kansas City! We also offered a meet and greet event that people could join and interview the artist.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1024318157725066/

Here is the exclusive interview with Slava Korolenkov. Slava is coming back to Kansas city for another workshop in May of 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

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Talent Ville Club New Year Celebration

“Talent Ville” Club Russian Language school New Year Celebration 

The students of the Russian Language school “Talent Ville” club celebrated the end of the year along with their teachers, Father Frost, Snow Maiden, Snow Queen and Vaselisa! Children recited poems and songs for Father Frost and were really exited to get a sweet gift from the man himself!  Children enjoyed a dance program and sang traditional New Year songs!

Join us at the annual Holiday program for children on January 19th that will feature an interactive performance in Russian! In the end of the play all children will have a chance to take a photo with Father Frost, Snegurochka and other Characters and will get a sweet gift!

RSVP

 

Holiday Bazaar 2018

Holiday Bazaar 2018

December 02, 2018  Russian speaking community gathered at a first annual holiday Yarmarka, Bazaar!  Over 100 people  enjoyed freshly baked goods and shopped with the local talented artisans and vendors. We help two art exhibitions during the bazaar. Nina Donenko presented her exclusive wood carving collection and Tim Wetmore brought a collection of pictures he took of Moscow.  Beautiful hand made jewelry, cosmetic products, hair accessories and other services were presented! 

Next Year Registration


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Nuthatch-47 Flying Balalaika Brothers Fedor Chistyakov Concert

Kansas City collaboration

Midwest welcomed a team of seasoned musicians for a concert collaboration on November 11, 2018. The concert gathered long time fans and first-timers for an evening of music and entertainment. 

Local favorite “Nuthatch-47”, Austin, TX  band “Flying Balalaika Brothers” and Fedor Chistyakov from Saint Petersburg,Russia,  now residing in USA,  performed on stage. 

More about the bands: 

Nuthatch-47
Flying Balalaika Brothers
Fedor Chistyakov

Concert 

Gallery


c.: Jane’s Photo and Media

 

United in dance, multicultural community of Kansas city!

“Without music, life would be a mistake” ― Friedrich Nietzsche.

 

14th birthday group picnic

Traditional shashlik for the picnic

14th birthday party

Russian speaking community of Kansas and Missouri gathered on October 28, 2018 for an annual picnic to celebrate 14th birthday of the group!  We introduced new members of our community and reconnected with those who have been part of our group since day 1!!! It was a wonderful nice fall day 

Our members gathered around the fire pit for some s’mores , we sang songs and had a great time dancing. 

We thank our members for being with us all these years! 

Our member Rob Fiz took some pictures during the event, check them out below!

 

Charity Mission 2018

Charity mission to Kazan Russia.

In the summer of 2018 we completed our 2nd charity mission to help children in the orphanages in Kazan, Russia. Our first mission took place in December 2015 and collected over $1000 to buy warm winter clothes for the whole orphanage. We got inspired, because together with our community we could make a difference!  This year we were able to help 2 orphanages! One of them got a big donation of medical supplies provided by a private donor and we were able to purchase remodeling supplies for the Orphanage for mentally ill children in Derbishki for their new facility. 

Meeting with the facility directors

Our visit

During our visit we were able to communicate with the nurses and teachers, with the directors and educators of the orphanage. We were very happy to see passionate people who truly care about the children.

We thank every one of the donors who made this mission possible: 

Dilyara Cheranova

Keith Blanssett

Alex Zebrov

Andrei Antonets

Anastasia Nailliex

Yulia  Levitan

Sam Kosukhin

Saints Peter and Fevronia Orthodox Church

Russian Heritage Society  

Nurses of the facility told us how much their children enjoy theater and music, we were able to sing a couple of songs with one of the children who came on a walk when we were touring the property. 

 

We will visit the Orphange for mentally ill children in Derbishki again! 

Please consider making a donation for our future missions to help orphanages in Russia. 




 

 

 

MAACA partnership

MAACA Annual Gala event 

Russian Heritage Society represents Russia in the “Mid-America Asian Culture Association” and was a guest at the annual Gala dinner. We are excited to work with MAACA on the upcoming events.

 

About MAACA

MAACA, the MidAmerica Asian Culture Association, is a non-political, non-religious, and a non-profit 501(c) (3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to promote cultural awareness, socialization, to develop common interests, and to bring famous Asian attractions to the Kansas City area metropolitan area.

Interview with Slava Korolenkov

Slava at his exhibition 

I’m an artist from Moscow, Vyacheslav Korolenkov, an impressionist. I paint oil paintings.I paint impressions of what I see and it’s most likely, the feeling, my feeling of the world, my feeling of the light what I paint. It reflects on objects in different ways and it completely inflames all of me. And I probably couldn’t help but express this state of ecstasy. Perhaps, spectators feel it, those who come to my exhibitions. One needs a lot of training to paint impressions. I graduated from Stroganov Academy in Moscow. It was a long time ago, it’s been approximately 30 years.But I have this feeling that I always keep learning.It’s not a bravado, and I’m in fact simply an apprentice of His Highness Nature, who gave birth to me, let me into this world, and I was eager to understand what for.I was not interested in living an ordinary life, when you have a family, have a job, go to the university and go to work, and then you retire and find peace. I’m not interested in it.I just saw that I’m surrounded by people, who kind of live together, but I couldn’t see happiness in their eyes.

And it frightened me, can it be indeed that I would spend my life reproducing well known pathways of many and many of my acquaintances, my parents. And I wanted to figure it out.It took me many years to understand that life is a joy, no matter what. And probably that’s why my paintings are bright, light and imbued with joy, which comes from inside. Actually Picasso said that painting is an artist’s diary. I like this thought because I live every day, I meet people, I see new landscapes, still lifes, they are everywhere, they are dissolved in everything. They are dissolved in light and I paint light. Imagine what it would have been like if there was darkness?  We couldn’t see anything. As soon as sun rays touch any objects, life starts to amaze me. And if I’m in this state of amazement, as my experience shows me, there certainly will be people on the same wavelength, who will be amazed by the world in the same way. And no matter what I paint – a person, a still life or a landscape, – this magical state of excitement, that I’m alive, that I can reflect it onto the canvas, is just captured, is crystallized in the paintings. And that’s it . Especially, of course, I like to paint humans, because it’s a soul, because a human being is in front of me. It doesn’t matter at all is he / she old or young, but a kind of excitement occurs. There is nothing more beautiful in nature than human. There is nothing more loving, more beautiful, more amazing – a human is the highest creature of nature. That’s what I’m interested in. And if I’m capable of capturing, catching this inner essence, then my task is accomplished. It means I haven’t lived this day in vain.  

Why do I paint? I was never asked this question before, and it’s completely amazing. But do you ask yourself why do you breath? Do you ask why does your hair grow? Or why does your heart beat? But probably the answer to this question is from the sphere of no answers. Why do I live, why do I die? There is no answer to it. Why do I get up? Why do I smile? It is all from the same sphere. If you are able not to paint, well, it’s fine then, don’t paint anything.  But if not painting is impossible for you, send it all to hell, do what you love, with all passion, with all love.And why would you spend your life doing things you don’t like or things the society don’t need? Earning money, all that stuff. You can just live your life in vain. It will just pass by and that’s it.