Ice Dance

Shared by Nisantha

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 This is known as the most amazing performance in the history of ice skating.

This performance brought tears to the 10,000 spectators present.

Babo, a male dancer, has been blind since childhood.  In a house fire…in order to protect him, his mother held him tightly in her arms and jumped from the 7th floor. His mother died as a result, and little Babo became blind due to a hemorrhage in his eyes. His mother was an ice skater before she died. Babo also had a soft spot for ice skating.

Although he couldn’t see anything, he still pursued ice skating dance enthusiastically. He danced the famous Tango…La Cumparsita with his partner at the World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki. His ears can measure the surrounding sound and distance like a bat.

The female dancer is very amazing. She danced with him and led him for a long time. Most of the whole process was led by her, and Babo followed her to perform difficult movements. Who would have thought that he had 22 fractures in his body?

7 thoughts on “Ice Dance”

  1. Brilliant Performance .
    I have only one thing to say — The Power of Mother Love–
    Mother holding her little boy, when she jumped for her life, and she is still holding onto the child , through Life …


  2. Beautiful dance and a wonderful story. Deepthi is so right.
    The power of mother love.
    Thanks Nisantha and Sam for this highly moving story.


  3. Thanks Nisantha for the post. Great Figure skating pair.One of the best.! But, is it really Babo ?or is it Ivan Bukin ?, who is figured in the clip.Ivan Bukin is not blind but a great skater..!


    1. Hi Eddie,
      He looks like Ivan Burkin , the Russian figure skater. In the beginning if you look at his eyes it is that of a blind person. Moreover as you may have noticed the dance sequence did not include any maneuvers where there were any wide separations or acrobatic stunts.



  4. Dear Sam and Nishantha
    Thank you fir this beautiful post . .. such flawless ice skating is amazing and more so when you think of the story behind. I am a bit late in responding … purely because I got Covid even after getting 4 vaccines . Hmmmmmm beginning to doubt the efficacy of the vaccine even though they say you could be worse off without it. Soon it will be time fir the 5 th one too 😢😱


  5. Hi Praxy — sorry to know that you got covid .
    I hope you feeling better now .
    I will call you soon .
    Keep well – eagleD


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