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Amazing dancers

Posted on 2008.05.21 at 18:14
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
A friend just sent me this incredible vid of Chinese dancers doing Swan Lake with amazing acrobatics. The woman actually balances on this guy's head en pointe. Check it out.


andolinn at 2008-05-22 06:28 (UTC) (Link)
Absolutely unbelievable! It's amazing what one culture can do with another's 'classics'... I'm sending this to my mum - she's a ballet afficionado.

And those frogs!!!
elfscribe5 at 2008-05-24 06:06 (UTC) (Link)
Frogs were amazing. And yeah, it may be a bit too acrobatic for traditional ballet enthusiasts, but wow, those Chinese.
andolinn at 2008-05-24 06:24 (UTC) (Link)
Hon, can I ask where you got the link to this? When I clicked on the vid so I could send the link to my mother, I noticed that the URL was very long and made reference to LJ_toys which is a spy community that allows its users to trace other peoples' usage.

You can get to the same video with the much shorter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOqxSaW05p4&eurl
elfscribe5 at 2008-05-24 07:30 (UTC) (Link)
Yuck, thanks for that warning. A friend sent it to me. Will fix.
andolinn at 2008-05-24 07:43 (UTC) (Link)
No problem! I know there are 2 lj_toys members on my flist, but I didn't think you were one of them. It was also interesting to see how they piggybacked onto the URL and helps explain how they do some of the tracing...

You might want to point it out to your friend too in case one of her friends is using the LJ spy thng on her.
grondfic at 2008-05-22 07:53 (UTC) (Link)
Yay! and again YAY! ... because I'm goona be SEEING THESE GUYS LIVE in early August!
elfscribe5 at 2008-05-24 06:07 (UTC) (Link)
You're seeing them? You lucky dog. That woman was so flexible, it made me hurt to look at her.
Minuial Nuwing
minuial_nuwing at 2008-05-22 13:26 (UTC) (Link)
Whoa. That was almost unbelievable!

I loved the frogs, too. **grin**

elfscribe5 at 2008-05-24 06:08 (UTC) (Link)
Totally cool. And the swan's dance partner wasn't bad either. Did you notice the spotter during that bit standing on his head?
Minuial Nuwing
minuial_nuwing at 2008-05-24 20:24 (UTC) (Link)
**nods** I did! He was really as inconspicuous as a stray body could be, I guess - and he was certainly needed!

heartofoshun at 2008-05-23 06:11 (UTC) (Link)
That is amazing. I can barely believe people can really do that. I'll have to send this to my daughter (who was a ballet dancer, but quit at 19). I am not sure if she will be amazed or appalled (she has very rigid/classic ideas about the subject), but she will certainly be impressed.
elfscribe5 at 2008-05-24 06:10 (UTC) (Link)
My daughter, who also dances ballet, was amazed. Yeah, maybe not so traditional, but trust the Chinese to take it to a new level. What do you think that woman weighs - 80 pounds? Such amazing balance. I'm in awe.
erfan_starled at 2008-05-24 21:18 (UTC) (Link)
Extraordinary - love that you put this up; wonderful to watch. They are frogs at the beginning - very clever and perfect synchrony.
elfscribe5 at 2008-05-24 21:30 (UTC) (Link)
So glad you liked it. Was wondering when I might hear from you?
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