Sailors Dance To A Russian Naval Folk Song And Seem To Defy Gravity

Russian Naval “DAY ON THE SHIP”

These incredible performers are a professional ballet dance team in the role of the Russian Navy performing a routine choreographed by Igor Alexandrovich Moiseyev to the Russian folk song “Yablochko”.

Their performance was part of a Naval Suite performance called “DAY ON THE SHIP”. At times, their moves almost seem to be as if they’re in a cartoon and physics doesn’t apply to them.

Who Was Igor Alexandrovich Moiseyev

Known more commonly as I. Moiseyev, he was a well-known Russian choreographer. Moiseyev was widely acclaimed as the greatest 20th-century choreographer of character dance, a dance style similar to folk dance but with more professionalism and theatrics.

The video below is a rehearsal of Igor Moiseyev Ballet and brilliant footage to see how much practice goes into each and every move. Ballet dancing is a form of dance that was created during the Italian Renaissance in the fifteenth century. The performance dance later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. This group of young Russian dancers really nail this performance, and they’re only rehearsing.

What Is Yablochko?

Yablochko in Russian is known as “Яблочко”, which translates to “little apple”. The song is a Russian folk song of chastushka style and dance, traditionally presented as a sailors’ dance as in the video above.

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