In the show (which I was lucky enough to see at Minneapolis' State Theater last night), Maks and Val promised that we would see a side of them that we've never seen before. And they were right. In a night of fabulous, exciting, and entertaining dance numbers structured around their life story, Maks and Val are surprisingly humble and gracious, with a great awareness of and appreciation for all that their parents and others have done to get them where they are, as well as their own hard work. The Maks and Val of show are the charming and amazing dancers you know from DWTS, but with a deeper insight into who they are, how they got here, and why they do what they do. In the words of Val: "The essence of this show will be the story of two brothers and the passion we have for life, family, opportunity and, of course, dance. it will be the most honest we've ever been to an audience. We want to entertain with incredible choreography and inspire while sharing our story, our way." Mission accomplished, sir.
|Maks and Val in the Ukraine (photo by Ron Dubin)|
|Val and Maks at the prom (photo by Ron Dubin)|
The Maks and Val tour is 35 cities into a 50-city tour; they continue to make their way through the Midwest, South, and West through August. And with any luck we will see one or both of them on Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars this fall.