Internationally Acclaimed Golden Gates Troupe Set to Bring Captivating Glimpse of Russian Folk Traditions and Culture to the High Point Theatre
High Point, NC – Triad audience members will be treated to a dynamic and highly entertaining program of Russian folklore, songs and dances when the internationally acclaimed troupe, Golden Gates, appears at the High Point Theatre for a single live performance on Thursday evening, Feb. 1, at 7:30 PM. The event is being held as part of the High Point Community Concert Series, an affiliate of the High Point Arts Council, thanks in part to a grant provided by the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The company Golden Gates was created in 1993 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Drawing upon students from the Author’s Aesthetic Music Secondary School, these children became the first members of the group, and they began performing at various cultural events, folk festivals and concerts throughout Russia and Europe. Currently under the direction of Marina Tourlygina, and ranging in ages from five to fifteen, the group now includes Russian dancers as well as singers.
Artists share magic of live performance during Triad appearance, Thursday, February 1.
Golden Gates offers their audience an authentic glimpse into Old Russia through music, song, and dance. The repertoire is centered around masterpieces of Russian folklore and represents the diversity of the culture, ranging from gently humorous songs, to elaborate lyrical suites, to pulsating dance numbers. The program is broad and varied, with something to appeal to everyone, including audience participation though clapping and learning Russian songs and words. Lilting balalaikas, dynamic bayan accordion, unique trashotky and loshky, humorous dances, and superb vocals combine for an exhilarating and educational performance for audiences of all ages.
“Hailed for their unique artistry, Golden Gates will take your breath away with their captivating stage presence, considerable talents and natural exuberance,” says High Point Theatre Director David Briggs. “Come experience Russian history and culture…and join the people who will be talking about this performance for a long time to come.” Tickets are $25 Adults / $15 Students, available at the box office by calling (336) 887-3001 and online at www.highpointtheatre.com.
About High Point Theatre
Owned and operated by the City of High Point, the High Point Theatre is conveniently located within the International Home Furnishings Center at the corner of Commerce Avenue and Hamilton Street in High Point. The Theatre features an elegant 965-seat auditorium with continental style seating, three exhibition galleries for meetings, displays, and receptions, and free parking.