Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Pet Milk Can Effect

So here's something fun. Anyone remember the old Pet Milk cans? They had a picture of a Pet Milk can on them, which had a picture of a Pet Milk can on it and so on and so on.

So here is our version. We've added a widget to the blog which displays our Twitter feeds and are now using an ap to automatically post our blog posts to our Twitter. This may create some kind of loop that eventually envelops the entire universe. We're not sure yet.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Benefits of Ballet

I recently uncovered an article from the 1997 issue of Creative Living. "Wellsprings of Health" by Paul J. Rosch, M.D. notes that attending cultural events may help you live longer.

People who frequent concerts, theater and art exhibits are healthier and live longer, according to a recent study by Swedish researchers... the researchers surveyed 13,000 people, ages 16 to 74, about their health, living conditions, income, education and lifestyles. Eight and nine years later, they found that those who generally attended some sort of cultural event fewer than 40 times per year were almost 60 percent more likely to have died, compared to those participating in such activities twice as often or more... Going to the movies, attending a sporting event or singing in a choir provided similar rewards.

(This is an advertisement for the Bolshoi's performances at the University of North Carolina this past summer. Valery Lantratov's son Vladislav Lantratov was part of this tour)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Winter Schedule Now On Line

We have updated our calendar (you can access it via a link on the right) to show the classes for our upcoming winter tour. Our schedule is filling up quickly. The studios that are listed on this schedule are all those to which we have sent contracts, if you are listed, but we have not yet received your contract, you may still be removed from the itinerary. We look forward to working with many studios, both new and old, this winter.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Walpurgis Nacht Female Variation

Some students will be familiar with this variation, which Valery Lantratov taught in his variation classes this summer.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

August Collage

Thank you to everyone who made our tour such a success. We look forward to seeing you again in winter and next summer.

From Collages

Michael Jackson's Tribute to Fred Astaire