Ballet is an art form created by the movement of the human body. It is theatrical and performed on a stage utilizing costumes, scenic design, and lighting. It can tell a story or express a thought, concept or emotion. Ballet can be magical, exciting, provoking or disturbing.
Dancers must be able to float through the air in ways that seem to defy gravity or spin on the tips of their toes. Some steps are so quick that the audience sometimes has trouble following the movements-- all of this from the majestic vantage point of a stage. However, this young girl seemed to create her own stage on the streets!
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According to her website, Rima Baransi is a Palestinia-born dancer and choreographer. Inspired by her mother who is a former Ballerina, she studied her way through school, excelling in dance. Immediately after graduating she joined the Jerusalem Academy of music and dance for one academic year.
In 2016, this Palestinian ballerina made rounds on the Internet when she performed an extemporaneous ballet routine when they passed by a man playing the violin. She gracefully danced to the music the violin was producing. She even took off her slippers and danced barefoot!
On the video, her Arab dad can be heard saying, "Come on Rima do it for me. For the love of god start already. Look I'm even recording.” Upon hearing this and gaining all the courage she needed, Rima started spinning on the road, swiftly dancing to the tune.
Like Rima, would you also be willing to show your talent even in front of complete strangers in a busy street? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!