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<P><BR>VLADIMIR ISSAEV'S NEW CD: <BR>Ballet Technique Class Vol. 2<BR>A TRIBUTE TO JULIUS PLAHT<P><BR>"Teaching Ballet in the Vaganova Style requires not only to have the <BR>knowledge of it, the complete domain of the style, but a certain kind of <BR>music that will give the student the feeling of each combination. Due to the <BR>lack of recorded music I have found to teach Vaganova Style I was motivated <BR>to record these two CD's, with the help and expertise of Marina Stolyar., <BR>pianist and accompanist at Harid Conservatory.<BR>This CD could also motivate pianist accompanists to extend their classical <BR>repertoire and make it available to every Vaganova style teacher. This CD is <BR>a tribute to one of my Ballet Teachers who I consider one of the greatest <BR>teachers in the history of the Soviet Ballet: Julius Plaht. The exercises are <BR>meant to fit Ballet Technique Classes for Advanced and beginners. It easily <BR>can be used for Pointe class as well. "<BR>These are the words of Ballet Master Vladimir Issaev, after releasing his <BR>second CD.<P><BR>From the series Music for Ballet Masters by Vladimir Issaev, this new CD <BR>features music of the most renown composers for ballet music, such as: Adam, <BR>Drigo, Minkus, Hertel, Gounod. Marina Stolyar, pianist and accompanist at the <BR>Harid Conservatory, not only contributed with her exceptional <BR>interpretations, but she also composed some of the pieces recorded. <P><BR>Issaev, presents a tribute to Julius Plaht, (2-8-1918 / 2-8-1988) Born in <BR>Herson, Russia. This great Ballet Master and Choreographer, graduated as a <BR>dancer in 1941 at the Choreographic School of Leningrad. Among his teachers <BR>we find the renowned V.I. Ponomariov. In 1950, Julius Plaht finished his <BR>studies as a Choreographer at the San Petersburg Conservatory, having as his <BR>Ballet Mistress the very well known and Ballet Syllabus creator Mme. <BR>Agrippina Vaganova. From 1951 until 1973 Mr. Plaht worked as Classical <BR>Ballet Teacher in Pas de Deux at the Perm Choreographic School; from 1965 to <BR>1973 he was appointed as the Artistic Director of the Perm Opera and Ballet <BR>Academy. He also worked in Uzbekistan and until his death in 1988 Mr. Plaht <BR>was Ballet Master at the Odessa Ballet and Opera House, which is one of the <BR>most important theaters and ballet companies in Russia. <P><BR>"To rehearse and to take class from Mr. Plaht was a pleasure. His knowledge <BR>on classical ballet was outstanding. Mr. Plaht is one of the most famous <BR>teachers and choreographers in the history of the soviet ballet. Not only did <BR>he create a generation of exceptional professional dancers, but also great <BR>teachers as well", says Issaev.<P><BR>Among his students we found some of the most acclaimed, honored and <BR>prize-winning dancers of Russia; principal dancers of International <BR>Companies, and ballet masters of the most prestigious schools in the world, <BR>such as C. Alexandroff, Leon Asaulac, Marat Daukaiev, G. Malhaziants, , A.. <BR> Muntaguirov, Yuri Petouhoff, Yuri Sidoroff, G. Sudakoff, Stanislav Issaev, <BR>Luba Fominich, Galina Ragozina, Galina Schlappina, Nadia Pavlova, Luba <BR>Kunakova, Sabirjan "Sasha" Yapparov, and myself.<P><BR>To order , call : 305 935 3232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
<BR>$ 29.95 plus shipping and handling<P>VLADIMIR ISSAEV is currently Ballet Master, Choreographer & Artistic Director <BR>of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida and Ballet Master of Miami City Ballet <BR>School and Aventura Dance Academy. He was born in Siberia, Russia, 1954. At <BR>the age of 11, he began his ballet studies at the Choreographic School of <BR>Voronezh, obtaining the degree of "Ballet Artist" in 1973. <P><BR>He worked as ballet dancer for several years at the Opera House of Ufa and <BR>Opera House of Odessa, dancing the whole classical and modern repertoire, <BR>later he was admitted at the State Institute of Arts Lunacharsky G.I.T.I.S <BR>where he graduated in 1986 as Ballet Master and Master Choreographer with the <BR>highest grades and honors of the Institution. <BR> <BR> He has been Academic and Artistic Director at the Choreographic School of <BR>Frounze, Ballet Master and Regisseur for the Ballet Metropolitano de Caracas, <BR> Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico and Ballet Master for Ballet Nacional de <BR>Caracas. During those years he has prepared, with the finest technical <BR>skills, the principal dancers of the company for their soloist roles.<BR> <BR> As a choreographer he has produced several ballets in Russia, United <BR>States, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. He has also been invited as guest Ballet <BR>Master by several international companies such as: Le Jeune Ballet de <BR>France, Ballet Nacional de España and Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal among <BR>others.<BR> <BR>Since 1991, Vladimir Issaev has been invited repeatedly by the Dance <BR>Educators of America Association and by the Russian Ballet Seminar to hold <BR>Russian Ballet Seminars together with the great stars of the Kirov Ballet <BR>Alla Sizova and Irina Kolpakova in Florida, Pennsylvania, Ballet Theater of <BR>Scranton, California University, Santa Barbara and Sacramento. <P><BR>Most recently, he has developed the Imperial Ballet Seminar of Russian <BR>Technique in Miami, Florida, under the sponsorship of the Miami-Dade Cultural <BR>Affairs Council, having as guest ballet teachers; Ms. Irina Lebedeva, soloist <BR>of Perm Opera Ballet House, and Mme. Alla Osipenko, world renowned prima <BR>ballerina and star of the Kirov Ballet, and one of the latest students of <BR>Agrippina Vaganova. Mr. Issaev is a repeated yearly guest Ballet Master for <BR>the Florida Dance Festival.