#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The song and dance ensemble of the North peoples celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. During this time, Heiro has renewed its roster more than once, but has always remained the best.
The photographic archive of the Nornickel Polar Division contains shots taken during the performance of the ensemble in Norilsk in 1972. It is not known which dance was performed by the first members of Heiro. Today’s performers also float in the air in the Taimyr Tambourines composition. The first dance director and one of the founders of the ensemble was choreographer Vitaly Tselishchev.
Perhaps Alexander Koryukov, another organizer and the first artistic director of Heiro is among the accompanists. It can be assumed that at the very beginning of the Rising Star, as Heiro is also translated, there was a certain mixing of the Russian folklore with that of the peoples of the Far North. Although it is known that tundra songs, rituals, legends for the ensemble were recorded by Dolgan and Nenets poetesses Ogdo Aksenova and Lyubov Nenyang.
Read other materials of our photo project about the history of Norilsk, Taimyr and the Norilsk combine in the History spot section.
Text: Varvara Sosnovskaya, Photo: Norilsk Development Agency and the Nornickel Polar Division archive