Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Rob, Apr 20, 2011.
This is awesome...
Awesome indeed. Thanks for sharing.
Wow! How does he do that, it looks like he is being held up mostly by a string or something. I wonder if he has super strong ankles or if he has some kind of special shoes to help him do that without hurting himself.
That's pretty freaking amazing. It even looks like CGI some of the time- his moves are that unreal.
Thanks for posting. That is really different.
But it is not the Dying Swan!!!! The Swan never died in the music. Only when I play it on my cello does the Swan truly die.
Thanks Rob - amazing find! The moves were incredible and the music was just gorgeous. Yo Yo Ma is a genius.
My ankles ache just watching that. He's the kind of dancer I'd like to see on SYTYCD to see whether he can take coaching and do something more.
But what a gift to be able to hear Yo Yo Ma in that kind of intimate setting.
She did in the Fokine ballet as performed by Pavlova -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW01o9x0Alc&feature=related
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dying_Swan Pavlova wore a red brooch to suggest the swan had been shot. After that, The Dying Swan became the popular name of the ballet, in US/UK anyway. Don't know about the Russian. Plisetskaya did it as an old swan resisting death by drowning. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...-the-dying-swan-ballet-unravelled-449998.html
Ooo there is an embarrassment of Dying Swan riches on You Tube. Lopatkina!
Awesome. I just saw Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble a couple of weekends ago and I just love how he merges different styles of music and art.
That was all kinds of awesome - it's not as classically beautiful as ballet but those sort of movements involve a rare kind of body awareness and control. And to Yo-Yo for opening up classical music to all different kinds of environments and audiences.