Later this year, Diana hopes to complete a DVD and music cd project with early music ensemble Insula Magica. This group of very talented musicians, led by Director Arkadij Bourkhanov and based in Novosibirsk, Western Siberia, is currently the only professional ensemble in Russia performing Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque music in its original style. They are already established recording artists as well as concert performers.
In more detail, the project will comprise a DVD of dances from the Elizabethan period, demonstrated initially as a teaching aid and then finally as a finished performance in costume.
To accompany this, Insula Magica will record a cd of the music which can then be used independently of the DVD, once the dances have been studied. Because of the importance of getting the tempi right and understanding the need for a choice, the tunes will be recorded at varying speeds, to suit individual tastes.