National Even Folk Troupe ‘Nulgur’
National folk song-and-dance group ‘Nulgur’ (translated
from the Evens’ language as “nomads”) was founded in 1995.
This troupe has chosen a thorny path of the revival and stage creation of the best samples of Kamchatka natives’ folklore.
The Bystrinsky region of Kamchatka is mostly inhabited by natives called the Evens. That is why the large part of the
group’s repertoire consists of the Evens’ folk songs, dances and fairy-tales. For three years past this folk group introduced their concert program to the audiences in Kamchatka, Moscow and abroad.
1996 – The Days of The Evens’ culture in Kamchatka.
1997 – The Days of The Evens’ culture in Moscow.‘Nulgur’ participated in the concerts organized in the connection with 300th years’ anniversary of Kamchatka’s joining to Russia.
1998 – A part of the group gave a number of concerts, appearing at the stage of The Museum of Natural History in New York City (USA).
1998 – This folk group became a laureate of The Regional Folklore Festival of the Indigenous People of Kamchatka ‘Zolotye Rodniki – 98’ (‘golden springs’).
1998, March – ‘Nulgur’ made a tour over Kamchatka (2400 km
long) and partook in the final gala-concert organized
dew to the 55th birthday of A.V.Gyl, the founder of Koryaks folk group ‘Mengo’.
1999, May – They became a laureate of The Regional Folklore Festival of the Indigenous People of Kamchatka ‘Zolotye Rodniki – 99’.
1999, May – ‘Nulgur’ soloists were awarded by the Diplomas of Laureate in All-Russian Folklore Festival of the Peoples of the North ‘Severnoye Siyanie’ (‘northern lights’).
This folk group consists of 16 artists of an average age 25. Planning for the nearest future they think about a new professional folk song-and-dance group on the basis of “Nulgur”.
The Program of the National Even Folk Group “Nulgur”
‘Hede’. It is the Even group dance.
‘Nymylansky dance’. It is performed by women only. This is a Coast Koryak dance that differs from other Koryak dances by its special dance technique.
‘Budyna Song’. This is a song of a young deer herder. In this song he asks his deer to bring him to his beloved as soon as possible. The woman waits him to come every day, staring far over the blue hills and up the stream.The deer herder asks the wind to blow over his beloved tenderly called ‘Sunny’ and tell her about the love of her man.