Apologies for not posting much recently. I’m still exhausted from an earlier fire in March that saw me lose my home, although life has begun to return to normal.

Rather than post an update, I thought I’d share a phenomenal excerpt from a Ballet performance of The Sailor Dance found in the Ballet Yablochko (Russian for “Little Apple”). I myself have played parts of the second dance (featuring the accordionist) to accompany student dancers in the role of piano accompanist and the piece never fails to haunt me (albeit, in a good way).

The Sailor Dance does not have a known composer, but various composers have adapted it – eg. Igor Moiseyev. In terms of meaning and politics, I think it’s satirical – maybe fun, friendship and mischief, a bit of a laugh at the Establishment.

Great.

I hope you will enjoy the performance. Till next time.

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