Impromptu

Family stops to listen to street musician – then dad asks daughter to dance viewed by millions

October 6th, 2020

A viral video touched a YouTuber’s heart so much that they went out of their way to edit and stabilize the footage to make it more watchable.

“By doing this and then sharing my fixed version of the video in a few key social media sites I also hoped to help this awesome and magical performance be seen by more people,” they said.

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And it worked! While Assad Baransi‘s video of his daughter dancing in the street got over half a million views, the new and improved version has over 6 million.

What makes it so special?

Well, the beauty of the street musician’s violin combined with the impromptu dance made for one seriously magical moment.

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As the caption explains:

“This is Palestinian dancer and choreographer Rima Baransi (Arabic: ريما برانسي) dancing to a performance by violinist Ivo Remenec in Trieste, Italy. Her father Assad Baransi (Arabic: الأسد برانسي) recorded this video while he and her sister Leen (Arabic: لين برانسي) encouraged her to dance to the music. They were visiting the town as tourists.”

The violinist is playing French composer Yann Tiersen’s song “Comptine d’un Autre Eté: l’Après Midi,” which you may recognize from the film Amélie.

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And thanks to the magic of the Internet, not only did the video go viral around the world, but the duo was asked to perform together in 2017 and 2018.

Had viewers not loved the impromptu moment so much, they likely would have never seen each other again.

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As the family watched the violinist, Baransi – who was at first content to look on – was compelled to dance after prompting from her sister and father.

“C’mon Rima! C’mon! Here I am filming, c’mon Rima for God’s sake! For my sake! For my sake! C’mon start!” her father begged.

That’s a lot of pressure!

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But she acquiesced.

Stepping out of her shoes and setting off into a flurry of movement, Baransi was immediately acknowledged by Remenec, who seemed pleased to have some accompaniment.

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“I loved the way the violinist and the dancer bowed their heads to each other. Just two artists acknowledging the beauty of the others art,” said a commenter.

More people begin to stop as they saw the performance take shape.

After all, you can hear the violinist as you continue strolling down the steet, but you need to hang out for a bit to appreciate the accompanying dance.

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While she’s been identified in other stories as a ballerina – and she clearly has some ballet training – her impromptu performance is something much closer to modern, lyric dancing.

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She lets the music flow through her – and we’re not sure it’s a song she’s even heard before!

That makes it even more impressive when she’s exactly in sync with the violinist.

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“It’s like looking at 2 angels descended on earth, a musical violinist and a graceful dancer…amazing!” said a fan.

We’re starting to think some of those 6 million views are repeat watchers!

The two are certainly entrancing – but the beauty and clarity of the violinist are what kept us rapt.

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Of a later performance with Remenec, Baransi said:

To dance is to reach for a word that doesn’t exist,
To sing the heartsong of a thousand generations,
To feel the meaning of a moment in time.
The dance is over, the applause subsided, but the feeling will stay forever.

Be sure to scroll down below to see the beautiful moment.

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Source: YouTube – InTouchMediaOnYT, Instagram – @rrimabaransii

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