Penn Area Library will host performance by Russian dance troupe |

Penn Area Library will host performance by Russian dance troupe

Patrick Varine
Members of the Barynya dance troupe will perform at the Penn Area Library on June 29, 2019.
Members of the Barynya dance troupe pose for a photo. The troupe will perform at the Penn Area Library on June 29, 2019.

World-renowned Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya will bring its show to the Penn Area Library on July 29.

The free performance will be at 10 a.m. at the library, 2001 Municipal Court in Penn Township. It is being presented through a grant from the Westmoreland County Bureau of Parks and Recreation Arts Grant Program.

The Barynya ensemble has performed in countries all over the world, including Lithuania, Canada, Australia, China and Mexico.

Its members perform Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Jewish and Gypsy Roma traditional dancing, music, songs, and play unique instruments including the balalaika, garmoshka (Russian folk button accordion) and balalaika contrabass.

Each dance is performed in a different set of costumes, which were all hand-made in Russia.

Below, watch part of a 2018 performance from Freeport, N.Y.

There is no cost to attend, but register by calling 724-744-4414.

For more on the troupe itself, see

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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