The Opening Ceremony is my very favorite moment of the Winter Olympics. (Summer-wise: Men’s Swimming clearly triumphs all–see Ryan Lochte, pre-reality TV when he was merely a silent stud with chiseled abs and a skilled backstroke, for those who are skeptical of said decision. But, I digress.) Sochi is trending right now and the best of the best has officially commenced. Now that we’ve seen the ridiculous garb each country has chosen–clearly Team USA is headed to an ugly sweater post-Olympics-party that we weren’t invited to, thanks Ralph Lauren–lets discuss the coolest performance.
Ballet dancers wore lighted outfits during the “Dove of Peace” segment at the Opening Ceremony, ultimately forming the shape of a dove. Although we kind of think they look like “elegant jellyfish,” as said best by our editor Samantha Escobar. The dancers wore glow-in-the-dark costumes while gracefully spinning to Tchaikovsky‘s “Swan Lake.” The lithesome, tranquil performance was a stunning way to initiate the Olympic games.
Seriously, whoa. The contoured shapes and precise movements are hypnotizing and glorious. They remind me of beautiful dandelion florets, floating in the Russian wind, or something I’d study under a microscope in a biology lab.
Let the games begin! And for the XXII Winter Olympic Games I feel compelled to say, Team USA: may the odds be ever in our favor!