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Gentleman from Cracow Ballet

Art 2010-2011

The “Gentleman from Cracow” ballet is a collaboration between animator Yuliya Lanina and composer Yevgeniy Sharlat. It was inspired by Isaac Bachevis Singer’s story of the same name, which tells a tale of a poor Polish town turned upside down by the arrival of a rich doctor who turns out to be the Chief of Devils. In this piece, Yuliya tried to fuse the lines between dance and animation. It was performed at Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance.

Concept, animation by Yulilya Lanina. Choreography by C. Eule Dance. Music by Yevgeniy Sharlat. Lighting design by Tony Marques.

For Moscow-born and New York raised artist Yuliya Lanina, art became a primary way of communicating when her family moved to a new country. She used her creativity to express everything that couldn’t be announced in a new language, and eventually realized that art became an integral part of her life. Nowadays, with a couple of large exhibitions behind her and with her well-defined artistic style, Yulia shares with the Art Sprinter Blog readers a story of her artistic successes and struggles. Read more about Yuliya in the Art Sprinter.



Yuliya Lanina Gentleman from Cracow Ballet