We went to the Nikolayevsky Palace to watch the Russian Folkloric Dance. As we entered the grounds of the palace... a man playing the banjo started to play the philippine national anthem. It makes you feel good listening to the song when a foreigner plays it for you. It made me miss home...
Inside the Palace..
The main hall where the show was held... It was filled with tourists.
Let the show begin!!!...
I was amazed how these dancers performed for the audience... They were gliding thru their steps.. and flying in the air in some parts.. The beautiful ladies in their crinolines and the elegant cavalier accompanied by a string quartet. The dance lasted 90 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.
During the intermission, refreshments were served. There was a buffet table of fruits, canapes of red and black caviar ( which went as fast as the server laid it down on the buffet table ), ham, cheeses, smoked sausages, wines ( white and red ), Russian vodka, champagne, mineral water, juice and soft drinks.... During the interval, classical music known worldwide is performed by a string quartet.
There is no doubt without the folk show, your visit to Russia will be incomplete. This show is the unique opportunity to experience the history and spirit of Russia throughout one evening.