What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Ballet Meets Circus


The Moscow Ballet

I started down this delightful, deeply amazing rabbit hole when the first video below showed up in my YouTube suggestions. This is the electric acro-ballet team of Elena Petrichenko and Sergey Chumakov. She seems to have a few extra joints, and the way he throws her around, she must be filled with feathers.

We’ve all seen the Arabian Dance from The Nutcracker Suite performed many times, with varying degrees of difficulty and success, but oh my, this version will knock your socks off! Elena and Sergey have received worldwide acclaim for their near-acrobatic moves which combine the line and beauty of ballet with the showmanship of the circus. The pair have danced with the Bolshoi, the Crown of Russia Ballet, the Magdeburg Opera and Ballet Theatre, and countless other companies around the world.

You can follow Elena Petrichenko and Sergey Chumakov on their AcroDuoBallet YouTube channel.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

9 thoughts on “Ballet Meets Circus

  1. Beautifully done…but does she even have bones in her body? I wonder.

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  2. First Donna gives me a shout-out and now this. Yes, I am very late today, it was a super busy day. I just spent over two hours watching dance. Judy (just dance partner) and I and Jan (Married her) and I were ballroom dancers. There is no way we could have done most of the dance I just watched. Now, if Donna would only answer my emails. Hal


  3. Oh. My…. I’m just about to reblog this post on Meeka’s Mind, AND I’m going to subscribe to their channel. Still picking my jaw up off the floor. Thank you. 😀

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  4. Pingback: Ballet as you’ve never seen it! | Meeka's Mind

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