Olympic Art and Matryoshka!

Hey everyone! I always look forward to the Olympics and the opening ceremony so I wanted to talk about that a bit even though it seems to be everywhere. I don’t know where it started but I’ve always loved pretty much any thing to do with Russia and the arts. I know this seems like a pretty convenient statement but I promise its true! I even a have a matryoshka on my dresser. Have you seen the ones on the Slopestyle course? Anyway this made me especially eager to see what was planned for opening ceremony.

One of the things I really appreciated were the way Russian’s culture was portrayed in not only dance and song but also graphics! Come on, this is an art blog, you had to see this coming. I liked how the whole revolved around the dream of a little girl. It’s actually pretty inspiring if you think about it because sure we got a nice brush up on Russia’s history and its achievements;  it also revealed how much can be accomplished in the future. One of the major things I liked was the use of the floor. I loved how at one moment it could be a frozen sea and another a map of St. Petersburg.

I feel like they did a great job of focusing on what they had and what they could do with those resources. That being said the floor and the open space above was used really well! Another moment that stood out to me was the performance to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. It was just a really unique and different take that I wouldn’t have thought to do. That being said I actually used one of Tchaikovsky’s songs for a project last semester! There is so much to cover on the opening ceremony, I could spend days on it but these are the moments that really stood out to me. I hope you guys enjoyed this post since it’s a little different from what I usually blog about on here! What was your favorite moment? Missed it? Check it out below! Then check out the cute matryoshka!

Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1bhx4t_opening-ceremony-sochi-2014-xxii-winter-olympics_sport?start=6507

Russian Doll article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/06/russian-nesting-dolls-sochi-slopestyle-course_n_4735454.html?utm_hp_ref=sports

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