Celebrate the most important Russian Orthodox holiday of the year at our popular Russian Village Music Club IZBA. We will be painting eggs with traditional ornaments and decorations, singing Easter songs, playing Easter games and tasting traditional Easter food - Paskha and Kulich. Come alone, bring your friends or your whole family - suitable for all ages. With Polina Proutskova and Zinaida Petruchenia, supported by IZBA Voices.
Tickets £18(Adult)/£9(Child) in advance and £20(Adult)/£10(Child) on the door.
In English with some Russian.
Polina Proutskova has been researching and singing Russian and other musical traditions for over 15 years, conducting field research in various regions of Russia. IZBA Club at Pushkin House was founded by Polina as a the place to celebrate Russian holidays with fun, knowledge of traditions and good singing. IZBA is now in its forth year and continues to celebrate Russian holidays with adults and children, in Russian and in English. IZBA Club has given rise to a vocal studio (regular rehearsals open to everyone) and IZBA Voices vocal ensemble which performs in concerts around London. Polina also initiated LADO - a festival of Russian Traditions - an annual festival of all things Russian at Pushkin House. She is active as a vocal coach and a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths and continues to advocate for less well-known aspects of Russian musical culture.
Zinaida Petruchenia is a specialist in Russian traditional arts and crafts, costumes and cuisine. She participated in numerous workshops and seminars in Russia on various aspects of traditional culture. She was born in Uglich in the heart of Russia, grew up in a village and carried her love to the agricultural way of life and to village traditions through all the years and all the countries she traveled. Zinaida leads the Russian Village Music Club IZBA at Pushkin House together with Polina Proutskova.