Saturday, July 5, 2008

V. V. Lantratov

For us it is a travel day-- but an exciting one.

Valery's son, Vladislav Lantratov, dances his first principal role with the Bolshoi Ballet this evening in of Ratmansky's version of Vainonen/Asafiev's The Flames of Paris. The link above will take you to his biography page (in Russian). The biography begins "Vladislav Lantratov comes from a dance family."

The Financial Times wrote: "...a young debutant, Vladislav Lantratov, made a promising Philippe..."

There is some brief discussion of the younger Lantratov on Ballet Talk (where they refer to him as a "young hot shot" and "mystery man" as they speculate on who this guy is) and an article (in Russian) on the production in the Russian journal Kultura.

You can see photos of the production at For Ballet Lovers Only.

And You Tube already has a number of videos about the production: