Saturday, March 28, 2009

Kinetic Sculptures of Reuben Margolin

Dancers are not the only artists inspired by movement. Make: Television recently featured Reuben Margolin who is inspired by waves, caterpillars and other natural movements to create kinetic sculptures out of recycled materials.



Impressed? You can read more about the artist on his web page.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Do You Love Me Now That I Can Dance?



This enjoyable video was created as an ad for a cell phone company that is not paying me for the plug. I guess their viral marketing campaign is working. Hope you enjoy it.

Update

We have three new openings due to cancellations on our schedule. So we have a few more geographic areas and dates with openings.

If you have or know of a studio that might like to host a master class with Valery Lantratov in one of these areas, please contact us at lauralee@doublevpromotions.com and we'll see if we can make it happen.

The new dates are:

June 10-11: Metro Detroit/Downriver, Michigan

June 13: Columbus or Southern Ohio

July 3-5: Pennsylvania

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Summer Sun!

Valery Lantratov's summer educational tour schedule is shaping up nicely. We have almost 70 classes planned from New York to Iowa. While our last tour took us south, this one will focus on the midwest. We'll be visiting many studios and many cities for the first time. You can keep up with our schedule via the calendar on the right.

We still have a few dates were are trying to fill. If you have or know of a studio that might like to host a master class with Valery Lantratov in one of these areas, please contact us at lauralee@doublevpromotions.com and we'll see if we can make it happen.

We have the following openings:

June 22-23: Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA area

June 26-28: Washington D.C./Baltimore, MD areas

July 9-12: Buffalo, NY/Erie, PA/Pittsburg, PA/Cleveland, OH areas

August 13-14: Chicago, IL area

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Russian National Ballet Foundation's Don Quixote








Before he traveled to the United States this winter to teach a series of master classes, Valery Lantratov took his Russian National Ballet Foundation to Cyprus where they performed Don Quixote. We are pleased to be able to share some images of that production with you.

Ballet Rehearsal at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Friday, March 13, 2009

Do We Need a Minister of Culture?

A call for President-elect Barack Obama to give the arts and humanities a Cabinet-level post -- perhaps even create a secretary of culture -- is gaining momentum. By yesterday, 76,000 people had signed an online petition, started by two New York musicians who were inspired by producer Quincy Jones. In a radio interview in November, Jones said the country needed a minister of culture, like France, Germany or Finland has. And he said he would "beg" Obama to establish the post. You can read more about the petition in the Washington Post.

What do you think? Should the U.S. have a secretary of culture? Post your opinions in the comments section.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thank You

 


Thank you to everyone who helped make our winter tour a success. Valery Lantratov is on his way back to Moscow and appreciated the opportunity to work with so many of you this season.
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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Pas de Chat

 


Williamston, MI; February 27, 2009
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