It is the simple things in life that can bring the most joy. A hot cup of your favorite coffee, a needed hug from a loved one, a good book, or watching a child shine with pure happiness.
Six-year-old Natasha Furman dances with pure joy and it is a beautiful sight to watch.
Natasha Furman was six years old when she performed the Cupid Variation at a ballet competition.
Her wide smile is not the only way she expresses her joy.
Natasha performs her dance and all its moves with such joy that it is contagious.
Natasha might only have been six during this performance but it is quite clear that she has found a life’s passion of hers.
She dances with precision and grace that is beyond her years.
Yet, it is how she brings happiness and fun into the dance that makes the dance so fun to watch.
Dance is known for conveying emotion through the movement of the body. It is an art form that can be portrayed through many different avenues. There is jazz, tap, salsa, hip hop, contemporary and many more. Ballet is one of the more popular forms of dance. The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre lists the elements that ballet incorporates to do so:
graceful, flowing movements
classical form: turn-out of the legs and pointe work
balance and symmetry
emphasis on story ballets and narrative
The Cupid Variation, which Natasha is performing, is from Act II of the ballet Don Quixote. According to A Ballet Education, the Cupid Variation is one of the first variations that young ballerinas learn.
The dance is known for its quick steps and fast music. More importantly, at least in Natasha’s case, the variation is also known for the dancer’s facial expressions of happiness and excitement.
Natasha has the happy facial expressions shining through her entire performance.
You will not be the only person that will be overwhelmed with the adorableness of Natasha’s performance. One viewer commented,
“Natasha, you are a little star! that was absolutely beautiful. Very very well done. Bravo. Keep dancing darling, You were wonderful.”
Natasha’s joyful performance has only gotten more precise with age. Natasha performed the Cupid Variation again at the age of 10. She was competing at the finals of the World Ballet Competition and chose to perform the Cupid Variation.
Natasha performed the dance with the same exuberant happiness. Her exciting performance won her the silver medal at the competition.
When you are as passionate about ballet, as Natasha is, the passion and joy will shine through in every performance. She is four years older but her joy is still evident.
Natasha was born to dance and is able to share her gift with the world.
Her cuteness and love of dance will bring a smile to your face.
Watch 6 year old Natasha’s adorable performance in full right below!
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