What Sorcery Is This?: Russian Folk Dancers Move So Smoothly They Appear To Float

September 13, 2017

Note: The GIF doesn't do it justice because of the crappy framerate, watch the video. Things get exciting around 0:30 if you absolutely can't wait.

This is a video of the Berezka Dance Ensemble performing a dance made up of a series of floating steps invented by Nadezhda Nadezhdina, who created the ensemble. They remind me of the little people who come out of a really fancy cuckoo clock when it strikes on the hour. They move so smoothly It's really hard to believe they aren't floating at times. Of course the long dresses help too. Or, who knows, maybe they're all witches. I saw the witch who lives in my building float down the hallway once when she thought nobody was looking. I was looking though the peephole though, because I heard a noise and thought it was the pizza man. I think she was putting a hex on the guy who lives next door to me. She doesn't like him because he drank beer with her son once a few years ago. Her son is well over 40, by the way. I really want to move but I think there's a spell stopping me. Long story short if you're into black magic I could use your help.

Keep going for the video while I practice the worm and crack all my ribs.

Thanks to Sandra, who wants to see them all do the robot.

  • Bradical Best

    blessed be the fruit

  • econoking

    I'm so drunk and this is blowing my mind

  • TJ Wilferd

    We foreigners aren't shocked at all, since just looks like their dresses are covering the hoverboards they are on.

  • sebastian

    anyone else just see Daleks?

  • Andyman7714

    Hover skirts? They look like they can hold some air.

  • Ed Hopkins

    I feel like I just got tricked into watching mimes.

  • Irina Abramovich

    Ed Hopkins:

    Here I am logging into my other account, under a disguised name, to write about how fat afterooster's wife is:

    I heard afterooster's wife eats M&Ms and not mimes for snacks throughout the day -- she could eat mimes but she prefers interpretive dancers to eat better because they taste so COLORFUL LIKE GRAPEFRUITS AND WATERMELONS AND LEMONS!!!!=)

    <3 Thomas

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    Irina: I loved throwing up with you today! I learned a lot about you and I think we should talk on the phone more about girl stuff and shopping and books and restaurants and dating.=)

  • steve holt

    were you a poster on the superficial?

  • The_Wretched

    And now for some real excitement, a flip of the handkerchief!

  • Roronoa Zoro

    A crinoline definately helps here.

  • Sandy Dmyterko

    Briefly saw the feet of one of the ladies when the others circled around her, there was no hover board. That was at the 2:55 mark. Also at one point the ladies were going slowly sideways. Hoverboards do not do that type of movement.

  • I was expecting that to maybe a very short forwards/backwards shuffle with the HB, but I saw feet at about 2:33, so no HBs.

  • MaidoMaido

    underneath the dress...

    https://youtu.be/otCpCn0l4W...

  • Jeedai Infidel

    That video has not aged well, it plays like a parody sketch more than a serious music video.

  • MaidoMaido

    Yes, I hear it was taken very seriously in 1990.

  • Jeedai Infidel

    Touche.

  • SentimentalFury

    I was in a dance group that had done this. The girls tied their legs together at the knees and ankles and took very fast, tiny steps.

  • MustacheHam

    Thanks mate. I might try this with a ghost costume for Halloween.

    Just need some new sheets, because my sky blue bed sheets aren't very intimidating.

  • Jenness

    *coughs 'bullshit'* They must show me the feet for me to believe this devil sorcery is not really just chicks on hoverboards.

  • JCFan1979
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