Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Exhaustion of Tickets

The picture to the left is a promotional shot for a young stars of the Bolshoi gala. The description of the production translated from the Greek by Babel Fish is:

The appearances of this young stars, that honour the art of dance with the immaculate technique and the lyricism that allocates, have as resulting from the exhaustion of tickets as soon as they circulate in all their appearances per the world.

You have to love Babel Fish translations. Pictured suspended in air is Vladislav Lantratov, who is quickly moving up the Bolshoi ranks.

Unfortunately, I have not yet found any Internet photos, videos, reviews or references for the senior Lantratov's production of Don Quixote. The Russian National Ballet Foundation, directed by Valery Lantratov, has just completed a highly successful tour of Don Quixote in Cyprus and Lebanon. Plans are underway for a return to the region in the spring.

In between, he will be back in the United States teaching classical ballet technique at studios across the nation. Our calendar has finally been posted, you can look at it via the link on the right. If you would like to take a class with Valery Lantratov, contact one of the schools on the schedule.  Many, but not all, of them open master classes to outside students.  We do not know which studios have this practice, so you will need to contact them directly.

We have only three more dates we are trying to fill. If you have a studio in Florida, and would like to have a class with Valery Lantratov, please contact us at lauralee@doublevpromotions.com.  We are now hard at work on our summer schedule.  Please let us know if you would like a summer intensive with Valery Lantratov-- our schedule is filling quickly.

Incidentally, I came across another celebrity to add to the "did you know he was a dancer?" file. James Lipton, host of Inside the Actor's Studio, revealed in his 200th episode that he was once a serious dance student. His own answer to the "Pivot questionnaire" item: "What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?" He replied that he would like to be a principal dancer, but forever young and without injury.

We agree that this would be a great career choice if such a thing existed!