Russian Party

Written on January 5, 2016 by Campus Life in Geographic

The IE Russian Connection Club organized a Russian themmed party during the month of July on the highest level and involved three sponsors such as Russian Standard Bank , Russian Taekwondo Federation and the Russian Embassy in Spain.


This event was not only an event whish promoted Russian culture and the best Russian traditions but it was also an excellent experience.


The party took a place at Hotel Silken Puerta America Madrid on the 10th of July. The event was attended by approximately 200 people, including representatives from the Russian Embassy, Russian Cultural Center in Spain, the first president of IE Russian Connection Club, Russian Entrepreneurs from Madrid and students from multiple IE programs.  The event welcomed attendees with a traditional Russian greeting, showcased a master classes which thought people how to properly drink vodka, and gave people the opportunity to try on traditional Russian clothing and costumes.


No doubts, everyone was surprised with outstanding performance prepared by the club members. Olga Latanova together with Amy Seibel, Nat Seelen, Ayaka Foraste, Chasha Nikolas performed several traditional Russian musical pieces – abstract from the opera by Borodin “Prince Igor”, traditional folk instrumental piece and a folk song. Nat, a professional musician, wrote the arrangement especially for the event. Ayaka and Chasha demostrated not only their vocal talents but also tremendous patience and true diligence in learning Russian pronunciation. But the crowd favorite of the event was the performance of the St. Petersburg ballet – their performance raised cultural awareness of the true passion of Russian dance. The campus was buzzing with positive feedback and emotions for days following the event – many consider that it was the best IE party of 2015.


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