Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas to All

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

While you're feeling festive enjoy this snippet of The Nutcracker performed by the ballet company of the Natalya Sats Theater.

Valery is wrapping up his tour of Lebanon, and preparations are underway for the Association of Performing Arts Conference, which is coming up much faster than we imagined! Soon we'll be bringing you reports from the conference and from the road.

We are planning more recorded interviews and video clips. In the meantime, don't forget Valery Lantratov's recent audio podcast.

We've still got copies of A Child's Introduction to Ballet available. Visit the link to the right to order.

Resources of the Day:

We've been gratified to see more and more ballet appearing on You Tube. Anaheim Ballet has a regular video podcast on You Tube. It is presented with a lot of fun and enthusiasm. It captures a sense of ballet as FUN. Below is one of the episodes. You could kill a whole afternoon watching them all, but don't blame us if you do!

If you respond to a more serious treatment of the art of ballet, check out the resources on the New York City Ballet page. You can listen to audio podcasts on the creative process while doing your stretching.