The splendid performance of concert by the Dance Ensemble “OTRADA” from Chita City, Russia, organised within the framework of the 9th Himalayan Expedition of young Russian artists and painters, held at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi on October 24, 2018, captivated the Delhi audience. The troupe has just returned to the Capital from its spectacular performance at the Roerichs’ Memorial Trust, Kullu, Niggar, Himachal Pradesh.
Along with the concert programme, an Art Exhibition of Children’s Painting “From Rhythms of Time to Treasure of Space”, displaying the memories of participating in previous Himalayan Expeditions to India, was also opened.
The concert was organised by ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO, the Dostoyanie International Public Organisation, jointly with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in India. A large gathering attended the event.
Major Dalbir Singh, Co-President of the International Organisation “Assembly of the Peoples of Eurasia”, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Mr. Fedor Rozovskiy, Director, RCSC, was present at the programme. It was thanks to the President of the Dostoyanie International Public Organisation Ms. Ntalya Pivovarova, the event became a grand success.
The dancing art and skill by the young members of the OTRADA troupe, who presented the concert symbolised the success of new beginnings, the joy of life, and that is what OTRADA means in Russian. The programme comprised colourful world folk dances. The audience gave standing ovation to the unique skill of young artists, attired in colourful traditional consumes, presenting traditional folk music and dance.
The OTRADA troupe was led by Mr. Alexander Avdeev, First Prize Laureate of the Cossack Circle Contest. The troupe has been performing since 2004 in Russia, China, Italy, Japan, Korea, and now in India. In 2018, the troupe was awarded silver and bronze medals of the 17th Delphic Games in Russia.