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  • Maria Mukhlaeva, About Dances 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Maria talks about Kalmyk dances and compares how Kalmyks behaved in the past and today. This is what she says: Men, both old and young, stomp their feet when they dance tavshur (the word derives from tavshkh meaning ‘to ...
  • Evgeniy Sangadzhiev, About Kalmyk Dances 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Evgeniy danced in the children’s dance ensemble Tyulpanchik (Small Tulip). He says that Kalmyk dances differ from Mongolian ones by their fast movements, energy and temper, which is probably an influence coming from the ...
  • Boris Ochaev, About the Folk Ensemble Tulip 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Boris says that he returned to Kalmykia from Siberia in 1959. He played dombra in the Club of Builders. Later he was invited to join the national ensemble Tyulpan (Tulip), which celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2017. ...
  • Ulyana Shikeeva, Dance Movements 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2015-09-25)
    Ulyana says that in the beginning Kalmyk dance movements were similar to those among other Mongolian groups. Kalmyk dances had more shoulder movements. When the Kalmyks came to Russia their dances were influenced by those ...

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