Leonid Shagalov announces the release of ‘Discovering the World: Through The Eyes Of A Soviet Dancer’
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Leonid Shagalov was a member of the famous Beryozka State Academic Dance Company, the best professional folk dance company in Russia and one of the best in the Soviet Union. They have traveled to many countries and witnessed significant historical events that changed the world.
“Discovering the World: Through The Eyes Of A Soviet Dancer” (published by Archway Publishing) introduces readers to the behind-the-scenes world of the ballet dancers of the famous Beryozka Dance Ensemble. The book explores the unique situations that the ensemble artists found themselves in while traveling across different countries and continents. It provides insights into their impressions of foreign trips and the distinct atmosphere of each country, often drawing comparisons with their native country, the USSR.
“My book will appeal to readers because current events in many countries resemble those described in my book. People around the world, especially in South America, are still debating whether the coup of state by General Pinochet was necessary, even 50 years after it happened. On another note, my book also demonstrates the importance of meetings between people from different nationalities and cultures, and the significance of nurturing these connections to promote peace and friendship among all people worldwide,” says Shagalov.
When asked what he wants readers to take away from the book, Shagalov answered, “I hope to stimulate thoughts in readers’ minds about how to react to current events and lead a contemporary life with knowledge of past world events that occurred a long time ago. I also aim to provide entertainment for curious readers as I share insights into different cultures and political situations.” For more details about the book, please visit https://www.archwaypublishing.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/845091-discovering-the-world
“Discovering the World: Through The Eyes Of A Soviet Dancer”
By Leonid Shagalov
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 216 pages | ISBN 9781665746243
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 216 pages | ISBN 9781665746267
E-Book | 216 pages | ISBN 9781665746250
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Leonid Shagalov was born in Moscow, USSR. He studied choreography, including classical and professional folk dance, at the Ballet Academy of the Bolshoi Theater. He also studied choreography teaching at the Moscow State University of Theatrical Arts (GITIS). Some of the major dance companies he worked for include the Aleksandrov Ensemble of the Soviet Army, the Soviet Army Ensemble in Germany (GDR), and the Beryozka State Academic Dance Company. He toured and performed in 35 countries around the world. He conducted master classes on teaching classical ballet in Philippines, Colombia, Brazil, and the USA. In 1990, he moved to the United States and worked as a teacher of classical and character dance in various ballet schools in California and Oregon, including the San Francisco Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theater.
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