Dancers use their bodies to express emotions, unlike opera singers, who use their voices, and Punchin’ Jack, who only uses his fists. Get an eyeful of art with this GrouponLive deal.
- $12 for one ticket to see “Russian Extravaganza” with Barynya (up to a $25 value)
- When: Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m.
- Where: McAllister Auditorium at San Antonio College
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 2:40 p.m.
- Meet and greet reception with performers after the concert<p>
Children 12 and younger are admitted for free.
“Russian Extravaganza” with Barynya
Before he founded Barynya, Mikhal Smirnov was a student in Moscow. But when he wasn’t hitting the books, he spent time roving the countryside and recording the unique folk music and culture of his homeland. Though he came to the United States in 1991, he kept Russia close by creating a company dedicated to traditional dance. That legacy carries on today, as the group’s colorfully clad performers leap and twirl through Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish, and Romani steps. A musical ensemble underscores the dazzling footwork with singing and authentic regional instruments, creating an artistic almanac of Eastern Europe, minus the map inserts.
Musical Bridges Around the World
Anya Grokhovski has always surrounded herself with music. The daughter of a violinist in the Moscow Philharmonic as well as a doctorate-holding piano performer in her own right, she came to San Antonio to work in UTSA's music department. She brought the music she loved with her—she founded Musical Bridges Around the World to present unique sonic offerings in the city.
Now, more than a decade later, MBAW brings some of the world's finest performers to San Antonio stages. Their concerts and shows ring out in McAllister Auditorium, the 18th-century Cathedral of San Fernando, and in the ears of anyone who truly believes.