It takes real guts to look silly long enough to give the audience time to believe you’re serious. Most people give up the first time they hear someone laugh at them. But a true professional, like modern swing dancer Ksenia Parkhatskaya, knows how to feel silly long enough to wow her audience! She truly has professional pizzazz!
Showmanship & Charisma
Ksenia has such a bright personality and strong presence that you can’t help but follow her dance routine. She rockets off the stage with high energy and living-life-to-the-fullest facial expressions. Pure enthusiasm! Everybody gets wrapped up in her performance. Ksenia is having so much fun dancing the 1920’s Charleston and Swing – it’s utterly contagious!
2013: The Ukranian version of America’s popular TV show, So You Think You Can Dance:
The fear of looking stupid
Getting up on stage, in front of judges, a live audience and millions of TV viewers – and dancing like a chicken; a chicken! Now that takes guts. You’re either 100% all-in, or you should stay home!
Ksenia Parkhatskaya’s sparkle and charismatic personality easily convert the judges – and an auditorium – into raving fans.
2014: Ukraine Got Talent – 6:
Chicken dance by Xenia – Ukraine Got Talent-6 – Casting in Kiev
The YouTube comments say it best:
“I liked the performance. She does live in the 20’s. Its main raisins [sic] in charisma and positive. She showed what others fear to do, for fear of looking stupid, weird, dancing chicken dance. It is free of these beliefs therefore the number and success =))” –Madapril S.
“Great originality here, stage presence and agility – every move here was so well-tuned it was captivating to watch! She added savvy and spice to this to such a wonderful measure this was pure artistry! APPLAUSE! BRAVO!” –RoyalSnowbird
Owning the stage
Tearing up the dance floor takes talent and a shit-load of hard work to make it look fun and effortless. But on top of all that, it’s your personality and charisma that makes the audience give you the title of owning-the-stage.
2012: Swingin Paris Festival