Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DANCES)

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Created: 2014-09-19 17:53
Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Description: Dances are an inseparable part of life for many Kalmyks. No single celebration, a holiday, a major family event, or a party is held without dances. In Kalmykia the most widely performed dances are those performed by individuals or couples, although some dances may be performed in groups. In the past, the Kalmyks had dances for specific age groups, for teenagers and single young people, for young married men and women, and for the elderly. Kalmyk dances differ from one another in terms of movements (for example, some imitate the movements of various animals and birds) and accompanying melodies and songs. There are also dances peculiar to different Kalmyk groups, such dances as 'Dolbana bi', 'Ik hurla bi' and others.
Today, in addition to traditional dances, many stage dances choreographed by ballet masters also enjoy great popularity. These dances, drawing on folklore and ethnographic sources, include famous dances such as 'Derbet tavshur', 'Chichirdyk', 'Dance of heroes', 'Tsagan shavrta bi' and many others.
 

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Media items

Boris Ochaev, About the Folk Ensemble Tulip

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Boris says that he returned to Kalmykia from Siberia in 1959. He played dombra in the Club of Builders. Later he was invited to join the national ensemble Tyulpan (Tulip), which...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DANCES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 28 Nov 2017


Dol'gan, Sharka Barka

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A Kalmyk dance called Sharka Barka performed by children from the folk ensemble Dolgan in Lagan.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DANCES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 25 May 2015


Evgeniy Sangadzhiev, About Kalmyk Dances

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Evgeniy danced in the children’s dance ensemble Tyulpanchik (Small Tulip). He says that Kalmyk dances differ from Mongolian ones by their fast movements, energy and temper, which...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DANCES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 8 Aug 2017


Folk Dances

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This video features dances performed by schoolchildren who participated in a children’s festival ‘The Descendants of Jangar’ held in Elista in November 2015.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DANCES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 27 Mar 2017


Kalmyk Dances

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This video features dances performed by Kalmyk dancers before a horse race. It was videotaped in the hippodrome in Elista in May 2016.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DANCES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 6 Jul 2016


Kalmyk Dances

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This video shows dances performed by Kalmyk dancing troupes in Priyutnenskiy rayon in April 2017.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DANCES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 27 Apr 2017


Kalmyk Dances, Khar-Buluk

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This video shows Kalmyk dances during a celebration in Khar-Buluk in May 2016.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DANCES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 11 Aug 2016


Maria Mukhlaeva, About Dances

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Maria talks about Kalmyk dances and compares how Kalmyks behaved in the past and today.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DANCES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 18 May 2015


Ochir Terbataev, Kalmyk Dance Movements

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Ochir talks about the history of Kalmyk dances, how Kalmyk dances are different from those of other Mongolian groups, and demonstrates the main dance movements. Kalmyk dance...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DANCES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 18 Aug 2016


Traditional Dances

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Kalmyk dances featuring in this video were videotaped during the annual Festival of Tulips held in the Priyutnenskiy rayon of Kalmykia in April 2015.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DANCES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 29 Apr 2016


Traditional Dances

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This video of Kalmyk dances was videotaped during the annual Festival of Tulips held in the Tselinniy rayon of Kalmykia in April 2016.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DANCES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sun 1 May 2016


Ulan Zalata Khalmgud, Traditional Dances

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This video features dances performed by the pupils of the secondary school No 12 in Elista. The dances include sharka barka, chicherdyg, ishkimdyg, and a modern dance called ‘the...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DANCES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 25 May 2015


Ulyana Shikeeva, Dance Movements

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Ulyana says that in the beginning Kalmyk dance movements were similar to those among other Mongolian groups. Kalmyk dances had more shoulder movements. When the Kalmyks came to...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (DANCES)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 25 Sep 2015