FOF #2519 – Dancing with the Tsars

Aug 19, 2017 · 14922 views
Artem Lazarev with Fausto Fernós & Marc Felion. Photo: Fausto Fernós.

Artem Lazarev with Fausto Fernós & Marc Felion. Photo: Fausto Fernós.

Hit TV shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” have given the general public a look at what ballroom dancers have known for years- dancing isn’t just an art form, sometimes it’s a matter of life and death in fabulous sequined outfits.

Today we’re joined by six time National Ukrainian Ballroom Champion Artem Lazarev, who came all the way from the coastal town of Odessa on the Black Sea to be a fierce and fabulous singer and dancer here in Chicago.

You can catch Artem’s show at the Davenport’s on August 31, 2017.

Listen as Artem shares with us his amazing stories of living in Russia during Putin’s rise to power, how to perform masculinity in dancing and the special passion he shared with his dance partners.



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  1. Here’s a link to the fascinating but unlikely theory that Putin died a while back and has been replaced with a body double.

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