Kudrinka Dance Ensemble
Photos Charles Borden
Moscow’s Kudrinka Dance Ensemble, an amateur group that specializes in folk and modern dance, will send ten young dancers to the United States this summer to compete in an annual youth dance competition. This will be the second time the “Kudrinka Kids” have competed in the U.S. event, returning home last year with an armful of prizes for their performances in a variety of categories. This year the group is preparing a new repertoire of Russian and international ethnic and modern dances. In addition, Kudrinka plans to present a small exhibition from the State Historical Museum of Russia on Red Square, where Kudrinka’s leader, Alexey Salnikov, is head of the department of antique furniture restoration. Passport is proud to be a sponsor of the trip. Good luck, kids! For more information, visit http://www.kudrinkakids.com/.