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Koleso Edinburgh Fringe 2008

Beating of the Russian Heart & Russian Play

Beating of the Russian Heart Perfs 2.00pm (running time 1 hr)
Venue C Soco Urban Garden, 233 Cowgate
Russian Play Perfs 11.00am (Running Time 50 mins)
Venue C Adam House Chambers Street
Box Office 0845 260 1234

www.folk-show.ru

Russian Folk-show group Koleso will perform two shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from Wednesday 13 – Monday 25 August 2008 in C Venues. Beating of the Russian Heart will be at Venue C Soco Urban Garden, 233 Cowgate at 2.00pm:

Children’s show Russian Play will be at C Venue, Chambers Street at 11.00am.

St Petersburg based Koleso have been entertaining Russian audiences for many years with their unique interpretation of Russian folk music, song and dance. Beating of the Russian Heart will include three songs from the musical Anya by John Farndon which Koleso recorded in St Petersburg last year. Anya was also seen in a workshop at the Donmar, London in December 2006. Anya is based on a true story of a love affair set partly in Stalinist Russia and partly in the U.S. The Koleso group is seven Russian girl singers and dancers with violin and accordion.

Press contact Anastasia Ploshkina c/o John Farndon 020 7609 0921/ 07792 020165 or jfarndon@dircon.co.uk

Koleso (“Wheel” in English) regularly tour their work both in and around Russia. At the Edinburgh Fringe 2006 they played to sell-out audiences, immediately attracting press and public with their distinctive style.

Under the guidance of the inspiring Elena Maslova, this young and exciting group captivate any audience with their beautiful, lively folk songs, their jokes and their funny games, which include dragging men on stage to join them in a saucy dance! One moment they will touch your heart with a poignant ballad; the next they will make you laugh and stamp your feet with their infectious gaiety.

Koleso 13 -25 August 2008 Box Office 0845 260 1234
Beating of the Russian Heart Perfs 2.00pm (running time 1 hr)
Venue C Soco Urban Garden, 233 Cowgate
Tickets from £7.50-£9.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / children £5.50-£7.50
Russian Play Perfs 11.00am (Running Time 50 mins)
Tickets from £6.50-£8.50 / concessions £5.50-£7.50 / children £4.50-£6.50 (recommended for ages 3+)
Venue C Adam House Chambers Street
www.ctheFestival.com
www.john-farndon-plays-music.co.uk

24 July 2008