Moscow Nights

Moscow Nights

Moscow Nights is an exciting, versatile trio of world recognized, prize-winning musicians from Russia. In sixteen years, recorded CDs & Videos available, the ensemble, now based in Raleigh, NC, has established themselves as one of the most popular folk groups in the United States. These classically

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Golden Gates Dancers with Moscow Nights


Program description

The program of Moscow Nights/Golden Gates is centered on masterpieces of Russian folklore, songs and dances. It represents the diversity of the culture, ranging from gently humorous songs, to elaborate lyrical suites, to pulsating dance numbers. It includes such well-known songs as Kalinka and Volga Boatman but focus on pieces lesser known to Western audiences such as Cossack war melodies and


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Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Music
Cultural Origin: European, Multicultural
Subject: Dance, English, Language Arts, Literacy, Music, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 9, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Every year. 4 times a year. Dancers from Different Countries come to tour US with Moscow Nights.

Available times:

Please call Lynn McConnell, World Artists, 678 575-0379, or email:

Space / technical requirements:

Moscow Nights/Golden Gates travel with their own PA system. Cafetoriums, gyms, classrooms, community centers, auditoriums, etc, are all acceptable. 15 X 20 minimum space.


All Locations.

Fees / Ticketing:

$1000 – for one 50 minute school show. $950 each for two back-to-back school shows – different locations/same day. $900 each for two back-to-back shows – same location/same day


NC Standard Course of Study:


R3 – Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. – Moscow Nights/Golden Gates will teach the students the steps and rhythms of a Russian dance, demonstrating the development and interaction of the complete Russian dance.


SL2 – Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. Moscow Nights/Golden Gates will teach the students Russian words throughout the performance by speaking them on stage. The students will listen, repeat and explore the different sounds and nuances of the Russian language through the interaction of shouts, dances, and songs.


L3 – Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening. Moscow Nights/Golden Gates will have pre- and post performance activities for the students. This will include writing the Cyrillic alphabet and comparing similar words and letters from the English language and alphabet.

NC Essential Standards:


From the Social Studies Standards:


This program uses geographic representations and terms to describe surroundings (K.G.1).


This program will help the students to understand cultural, historical, and interdisciplinary connections with dance (K.C.1)


This program will help students understand how diverse cultures are visible in local and regional communities (3.C.1).


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes



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Cancellation Policy

Presenter mutually agree that either party may cancel this contract and all parties shall be released from any liability or damages. Best efforts will be made by both parties to present the program as scheduled. The agreement of the Artist to perform is subject to proven dentition by sickness, accidents or any other legitimate conditions beyond the control of the Artist. If the Presenter is unable to fulfill the terms of this agreement due to inclement weather or any other legitimate condition beyond the control of the Presenter, The Artist and Presenter agree to reschedule the appearance within twelve (12) months of the original scheduled performance date. If the Presenter cancels the Engagement in whole or in Part for reasons other than those previously stated, the Presenter will never the less be responsible for full payment of the Engagement fee as stated above. The Purchaser/Presenter in signing this agreement acknowledges their authority to do so and hereby assumes liability for the amount stated herein.