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This Mesmerizing and Haunting Russian Folk Dance Is Freaking People Out – In a Good Way

It’s like they’re floating!

Dance is a remarkable art form. It can showcase creativity, express individuality, tell a story, and just move people. There are countless types of dance being practiced today ranging from traditional to modern. Different spots around the world have dances they are proud to perform, as these routines preserve and highlight their culture.

In Russia, there’s a folk dance that’s been mesmerizing all who get to see it. The music, the movements, and the mysterious technique used by the performers come together to create an unforgettable viewing experience. Even netizens who have only witnessed the dance through video recordings are freaking out – in a good way.

See the incredible Berezka Ensemble do their famous folk dance routine below.

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The Berezka Ensemble is a Russian dance troupe that performs a one-of-a-kind folk dance. The Berezka dance originated in 1948 and has since been captivating audiences the world over.

The dancers use a technique called ‘sliding steps’ or ‘floating steps’ because, as you can see in the video, the dancers appear to float and glide above the floor. It has been described as both mesmerizing and haunting.

The dancers use a technique called ‘sliding steps’ or ‘floating steps’ while performing the dance.


The female dancers are reportedly made to vow secrecy about the exact technique they use for the dance. Some believe that the illusion of floating is created by tiny gliding steps along with the special skirts worn by the performers. The small careful movements, plus the slightly puffy skirt, mask the actual steps made by the dancers.

We certainly don’t mind the mystery behind this folk dance routine. In fact, the secrecy seems to add more character and wonder to the dance. Regardless of how they do it, we’re just glad we have such an art form to admire.


Japanese Artist Gives Life Into Rocks By Painting Adorable and Realistic Animals

They seemingly beg to be cuddled. Aww.

Akie Nakata is unlike any other artists in the world. She uses stones and turns them into paintings that feature adorable animals. Interestingly, her works are something that you can hold in the palm of your hand. She is definitely a unique one.

Born in Japan, Akie carefully chooses the natural shapes of each stone she comes across. For her, the best stones are the ones that can perfectly capture their own destined characters. Her love for collecting stones started when she was still a child.

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French Designer Sews Dresses With Out Of This World Designs

From book spines to illustrations, her designs are stealing the catwalk!

Remember the famous line, “dress to impress?” Well, this is very true in our everyday lives. We always make sure that we wear the nicest of dress or clothes. And although the reason could vary, the common denominator is that we want to “impress” someone. Apparently, a French designer is taking this idea to a whole new level.

Sylvie Facon sews dresses just like an ordinary designer does. But unlike any other, she settles with stuff that would steal any catwalk. And by stuff, we mean using book spines. Yes, that is right – she uses book spines to create dresses that you do not usually see on a regular basis. From spines of old texts to steampunk-inspired garment details, Sylvie is definitely not your ordinary designer.

Scroll down below to see her beautiful works. We assure you: Her dresses will blow you away.

For starters, here is a dress made from book spines.

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Stunning Images Show The Dramatic Change That Comes With High Tides and Low Tides

A fascinating contrast between two photos taken at the same vantage point but at different times.

Britain's foreshore can present scenic views, which when taken during different times of the day, are equally mesmerizing, thanks to a sort of "magic trick" brought about by tides. English photographer Michael Marten happens to capture photos of the British coastline in identical views taken during high tide and low tide.

The images, also captured about six or eighteen hours apart, are placed side by side and what you'll see is how dramatic the change can be with tides. Check out Marten's project below and be captivated by the two states of nature.

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