The group was created in 1985, in the capital of the Republic of Buriatia, in Ulan-Ude city. Buriatia is in the south of oriental Siberia and its mountainous territory, covered by vast forests, we found the famous “Baikal”, the deepest lake in the world. It has 336 rivers that take their waters to one of the lakes, the biggest, is called “ Selenga” and gives name to the group. The most popular religion there is Buddhism.
The group is formed by dancers and an orchestra of national Buriatia music. The artists are from 20 to 25 years old.
In its programs they include music and traditional dances of Buriatia, such as “ The Pearl of Baikal”, “ Shun-Shubun” -some Buddhist Buriata dances, “ Janam, Javar”- an impetuous dance of nomad tribes, “Bulgue”- a dance of Buriata girls using hands and body movements, “ Yojar”- the most popular dance, and some others.
In every performance of the group, they show their youth, their beauty and their skills. The interpretation of these dances expresses the nature and the temperament of Buriatras. The group uses very picturesque national dresses and some ornaments where we could see a strong influence of Buddhism.
The group is often touring abroad. They have participated in France, Japan, United States, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, Korea, Mongolia and China.
The group is directed by Irina Danilova- a celebrity of Buriatia culture.