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Chinese State Circus Performs and excerpt from Ballet Swan Lake
April 16, 2013 4:28 AM   Subscribe

Performance of part of Swan Lake Ballet by Chinese State Circus [SYTL] 4min 29 seconds The full video is here, but for those of you who want to get to the jaw dropping / extreme balance stuff immediately, here is a link which starts at the 1min 40 (ish) mark. Enjoy.
posted by Faintdreams (8 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Pretty amazing but it's a circus stunt, not dance. Great ballet has balance and moments of quiet or a freeze but this has a spotter and is one stunt after another.

Women dancing En Pointe, does seem stunty at times with so so choreography but when it really works artistically, the movement is integral to the theme and and a contributing element to the visual whole, not stop, look how strong and amazing I am.
posted by sammyo at 4:59 AM on April 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I much prefer the Red Detachment of Women. Course, I'm a dirty commie, so, no surprise.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:19 AM on April 16, 2013 [4 favorites]


those of you who want to get to the jaw dropping / extreme balance stuff immediately

Everyone knows you can't get to the jaw dropping/extreme balance stuff without showing a natural talent for acrobatics as a toddler and being given up by your rural farm family for a pittance to a state-run acrobatics training school that will dump you at puberty into a life as a prostitute to low level Party officials!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:27 AM on April 16, 2013


In "Chinese Ballerina Assassin", coming soon from EA for Xbox360, PS3, PC, iPhone, Android, 3DS, PSVita and Turografix16, your ballerina character can perform drop kicks en pointe! Much like she balances on this man's shoulder, she can also amputate with deadly downward force! Make your way to the evil dragon's lair and pointe your way to victory! Extra downloadable content coming soon!
posted by ReeMonster at 7:18 AM on April 16, 2013


In "Chinese Ballerina Assassin", coming soon

Trailer.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 7:44 AM on April 16, 2013


"Beat that, you Russian cows!"
posted by Madamina at 9:46 AM on April 16, 2013


Nice. The music reminds me, I need to rewatch Black Swan
posted by gryftir at 11:17 AM on April 16, 2013


She has a nice smile.
posted by charlesminus at 1:48 PM on April 17, 2013


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