Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, California 94903

The Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble has dazzled crowds across the globe. Created in the 70’s in the USSR, the company has since expanded its artistic horizons and become the leading performing group of the Russian armed forces. Now under the direction of Colonel Nikolai Rabovsky, these amazing performers take the audience on a breathtaking journey of Russian music, from popular folk tunes and songs of battle, to spectacular gravity-defying Cossack dance.
The Red Star Red Army Ensemble was first formed within the USSR armed forces in 1977, performing concerts primarily for the army. What started out as an idea to entertain troops has achieved world-wide acclaim featuring a 70 member ensemble of Russia's finest dancers, singers, and musicians. Their choral repertoire includes Cossack and warrior songs, the instrumental orchestra features balalaika and bayan, and their dancing showcases high-flying kicks, mock battle scenes, glorious costumes and traditional folk dance. Straight from Russia, they’re the real deal.

The program, created for American audiences, takes you on a journey of Russian music, traditional folk songs, Meadowlands, Moscow Nights and Dark Eyes, interspersed with wonderful dances of amazing virtuosity.

The Red Star is the only military ensemble out of Russia that performed in Hong Kong before and after the legendary reunion of Hong Kong with mainland China. The incomparable Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble lives up to its lofty billing in a brilliant performance. More than 220 performances were given in American cities with sellout performances in New York, Chicago, Boston and other major cities, as well as on the White House Lawn.

Official Website: http://www.marincenter.org

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