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Daily Helping for August 12th, 2021 – Olga Kuraeva – Improvised Dance

A photo still from the video of Olga Kuraeva doing an improvised contemporary ballet dance. In the photo, she is on the ground in a dance studio, her back arched to raise her body in the air.

I said earlier this week that I am a terrible dancer, and I stand by that assessment. Which is why videos like this are equal parts beautiful and annoying. Beautiful, because Olga Kuraeva is a very talented dancer. Annoying, because she is somehow able to improvise a dance that is more beautiful and polished than anything I could ever produce after months of practice. So yes, this video is annoying. But in the good way that makes me incredibly grateful that there are people in the world who can move with such grace. Apparently on demand.

Suggestions for artists I should check out? Please contact me with your ideas. I hope you enjoyed your daily helping of art!