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Amateur dance groups organize action in support of Buranovo Grannies

May 05, 2012, 22:47 UTC+3
The young dancers performed a composition to the accompaniment of the Grannies’ hit ‘A Party for Everybody’
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IZHEVSK, May 5 (Itar-Tass) — Members of young amateur dance groups filled the central embankment in the city of Izhevsk, western Urals, Saturday night to give moral support to the Buranovskiye Babushki /Buranovo Grannies/ folk pop group, which will represent Russia at the Eurovision’2012 song contest in the Azerbaijani capital Baku shortly.

The young dancers performed a composition to the accompaniment of the Grannies’ hit ‘A Party for Everybody’.

Pavel Pozdeyev, the producer of the action, said the students of all the local schools of modern dance took part in the performance.

“All of them came here out of sheer enthusiasm and nobody paid them anything for this,” he said.

The dance was brought to an effectual end by ten local bikers who rolled out into the embankment to the final sounds of the song.

Maria Tolstukhina, the Buranovo Grannies’ administrative manager, arrived at the embankment together with the bikers. She said the eight babushkas from the village of Buranovo making up the group knew about the action in Izhevsk and she would certainly show the recording of the action to them before their departure for Baku.

“I’m absolutely sure they’ll like it and will say we have the best young people in the world here in Udmurtia /the name of the region where Izhevsk and Buranovo are located – Itar-Tass/,” Tolstukhina said.

Several camera crews were invited to film the unusual action and one of them did aerial shooting from aboard a helicopter.

The organizers of the action have promised that the video will be uploaded in the Internet shortly.

Buranovo Grannies, a group consisting of eight ordinary rural women aged 45 to 73 years old, perform rock and pop hits, as well as the songs written especially for them in their native Udmurt language, which is related to Finnish, Estonian, and Hungarian. In March, they won a national televised contest to represent Russia at the Eurovision’2012 competition.

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