Yo Yo Ma L'il Buck Dying Swan

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Rob, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Rob

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  3. emason

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    Awesome indeed. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. BigB08822

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    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.
     
  5. Jimena

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    That's pretty freaking amazing. It even looks like CGI some of the time- his moves are that unreal.
     
  6. Aussie Willy

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    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.
     
  7. dbell1

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    Thanks Rob - amazing find! The moves were incredible and the music was just gorgeous. Yo Yo Ma is a genius.
     
  8. barbk

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    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.
     
  9. Rob

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    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! :swoon:
     
  10. Jimena

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    My favorite.
     
  11. made_in_canada

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    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.
     
  12. Anita18

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    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 :respec: to Yo-Yo for opening up classical music to all different kinds of environments and audiences.