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"Glenville State College hosted an evening of Russian performances on Saturday, March 22. College faculty, staff and students, as well as community members, attended the program, which was held in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Four performers from the Moscow State Conservatory, including two Russian folk dancers and two piano players, entertained the audience for close to an hour and a half.

Dancers Alexandra Babenko and Pavel Antonov provided endless enjoyment to the attendees with their impressive dance steps and jumps. They performed several Russian folk dances, including the Siberian Polka, Russian Dance and Lojkari (Dance with Spoons). Babenko and Antonov are from Moscow and attend the college named Pyatnitsky. They have toured and performed in Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Greece. They are winners of both Moscow and Vladimir Competitions.

Evgenia Golubeva and Alexander Klichanovsky performed beautiful duet and solo piano works. Klichanovsky, who is studying to be a composer, performed three of his own compositions of his own. Golubeva and Klichanowsky are also from Moscow. They attend the college named after Tchaikovsky. They a re winners of several competitions, including the Piano Festival of Duets, Moscow and Kazan St. Petersburg Festival for Young Piano Players and the Moscow International Music Festival.

Immediately following the performance, a reception was held in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building. Attendees had an opportunity to speak with the performers while enjoying refreshments.

“We were very happy to host this event,” stated Dr. Debra Simon, Dean of Teacher Education and coordinator of the event. “This was an exciting evening that brought the beauty of Russian performances to the wonderful hospitality of Glenville.”"

Article complements of Glenville State College  
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Russia: The New Age

By Eric Douglas

Russia: The New Age is a collection of articles, essays and photographs from more than six months spent in Russia between 1993 and the present. It is a glimpse into the lives and thoughts of Russians as they lived through one of the most turbulent periods in their history. It includes essays and articles written in the 1990s along with articles and blog posts from the 2008 and 2010 when the author returned to Russia after 11 years of absence.

The book also includes nearly 100 photographs spanning that same 20 year period, including 30 images from the Russia, Coming of Age photography exhibit displayed in Russia, France and the United States.

After 10 years in storage, Eric recently exhibited the images at the Marshall University South Charleston Campus Library. One the pandemic is over, he hopes to return to Russia for another update of the project.

Publisher: The Whole Picture   tion: First

Available in: Kindle

Published: January 1, 2013

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