[youtube id=”FgNRlvv7cZ4″] 08/09/2012 (press release: mtank) // Beverly Hills, CA, USA // Darksoul Theatre
Performance artist and Guinness World Record holder Mikhail Tank (www.mikhailtank.com) brings his ‘dark musical soul show’ The Power of Rejection to the Vancouver International Fringe Festival, September 7-15. The Power of Rejection delves into the human condition; in writer/performer Tank’s words: “We each experience rejection in one form or another, but how we survive it and gain power from it makes us the creators that we are, in life, and beyond.”
An original golden glove has been created for Mikhail’s show by Dorothy Gaspar (creator of gloves for Batman 2 and X-Men films). An original meteorite ring has also been set by the UK jeweler, Ian Barrett (see article: http://blog.jurassicjewellery.co.uk/post/22837103943/the-star-ring-that-inspired-a-star).
Tank, who is originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, currently lives in Los Angeles, where he owns and operates Darksoul Theatre. He is a versatile recording and performing artist, best known for creating Soul Photography, the first virtual ticketed show, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2009. A BBC interview, featuring Mikhail can be found via the following link: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgNRlvv7cZ4). Tank also holds the Guinness World Record for “Longest Title of a Music Single” for a track he released in 2010. He is the publisher of “The Testament of Solomon”, and has directed two “Dollar Baby” films, authorized adaptations of short stories by legendary horror and thriller author Stephen King.
A recent radio interview with Simon Fraser University’s CJSF radio station can be heard via the following link: (http://soundcloud.com/mikhailtank/mikhail-tank-on-simon-fraser). A full-page Russian Spotlight on the artist, can be seen here: (http://www.vancouverexpress.ca/archives/9106). Tickets and further information are available via www.VancouverFringe.com and www.MikhailTank.com