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"Ukraine's [truly] Got Talent"


Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

"Ukraine's [truly] Got Talent"

A friend shared this with me. My son and I sat watching it and I found tears running down my cheeks. I don't think I've ever seen such a combination of stunning art, gut-wrenching sorrow, historical awareness and sheer humanity.

Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine's version of "America's Got Talent." She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOhf3OvRXKg

I'd love to think that such a piece could win either Britain's Got Talent or America's Got Talent, but am not convinced that either David Haselhoff or Simon Cowell would feel as I do. What do you think?


4 Comments
runt
I didn't watch the you tube thingy but I think I have seen this woman before. Doesn't she draw the pictures in the sand flowing from one image to another? It was pretty awesome, the one I saw.
runt   Tuesday, September 8, 2009
VimesFan
Awesome is indeed the word. This video is well worth watching if you can find the time.
VimesFan   Wednesday, September 9, 2009
SallyPants
Wow, that was incredibly moving. Thanks for sharing.
SallyPants   Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Ames
That was really amazing!!
Ames   Sunday, September 20, 2009
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