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Dance Legends 2014 - Slavik Kryklyvyy & Karina Smirnoff - Rumba


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  • Graham Round
    Graham Round 6 days ago

    Why am i not able to send a text from Barbados?

  • Steve Sutton
    Steve Sutton 4 months ago +1

    Majestic - astounding - simply beautiful. I know no words to describe the beauty of this dance. I’ve watched it over the years and it just gets better. IMO, without a doubt THE BEST ballroom performance - any time, any style - of all time - no kidding. Dance simply does not get better than this!

  • Lizette Duke
    Lizette Duke 5 months ago

    One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen...truly stunning

    • Joe Testa
      Joe Testa 5 months ago

      Hi Lizzette. I cant tell you how many times I've watched this routine danced and in my opinion it's the benchmark of how to evoke emotion through dance. It's been some 15 years now since they first put this routine on the dance floor and it's still leaving audiences spellbound all over the world. you know when something is created that's truly unique, beautiful and very special when it can withstand the test of time.

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  • Stanislav Karpenko
    Stanislav Karpenko 11 months ago

    Класс!!!!!Они мои кумиры!!!!!!

  • James Tan
    James Tan Year ago

    The most beautiful dance of love of all time

  • Kristiina K
    Kristiina K Year ago

    Amazing! What a beautiful connection and huge talent making perfection!

  • joselle dos santos marcolino silva

    Sem palavras 😱

  • 강미숙
    강미숙 Year ago

    감사합니다 👍

  • Sagisli
    Sagisli Year ago +4

    What a magical performance. It was poetry in motion. I got as emotional as Karina at the end. Simply beautiful

    PLAY STUDIO Year ago

    Jny JC

  • Phương Dung Trần

    Love you dancen spot Latin

  • Melania Carbini
    Melania Carbini Year ago

    i love you.😍

  • Marika Novikova
    Marika Novikova Year ago

    Нет,лучше,чем Елена Хорова-не была у Славика партнерши!!!!

  • Olga Rebman
    Olga Rebman Year ago

    Карина иногда " забывает" о своих руках ... Славик - НИКОГДА!!!!

  • Fizzah Ranna
    Fizzah Ranna Year ago +1


  • Jufraida Salamero
    Jufraida Salamero Year ago +1

    My first time time to view this and I am all tears of joy and admiration for both dancers. Great and splendid.

  • Bright Smile Ramos Dental Clinic

    What is the name of the background music?

  • Jennifer Nash
    Jennifer Nash Year ago

    Does anyone know what song they are dancing to?

  • Marika Novikova
    Marika Novikova Year ago +1

    НЕТ!Елена-лучшая для С!лавика

  • Никита Карацупа

    Аж мурашки по телу.... Фантастическая пара!

  • Anne Williams
    Anne Williams Year ago

    Thats hardly a Rhumba, !!

    • Joe Testa
      Joe Testa 29 days ago

      Hi Gary. Strictly speaking its not really a true ballroom rumba either. The best way to describe this routine is it's based on ballroom Latin technique and style, but then fused with elements of modern and contemporary dance. Does it really matter though its beautifully performed by two very talented and gifted dancers and the audience adored it as do I and so many others who appreciate exquisite dance artistry.

    • gary streames
      gary streames 2 months ago

      I agree with you. A good ballroom Rumba, but not a real Cuban Rumba

    • Joe Testa
      Joe Testa 5 months ago

      Anne. From a strictly ballroom point of view you a right. What it is though Is a divine piece of inspired dance magic.

  • polyprinz
    polyprinz Year ago +4

    Slavik is AMAZING, Karina is FANTASTIC, they are my favorite dance couple.

  • Stephanie Ong
    Stephanie Ong 2 years ago +9

    3:01 - That really hit me *crying away*

  • nankakrk
    nankakrk 2 years ago +2

    Ech Mistrzostwo świata ....Ach....cudne

  • Medea Marie Gustilo
    Medea Marie Gustilo 2 years ago +3

    the first time they've dance this routine on this music, i can't even explain how it made me feel so in love. It was my favorite routine in rumba and all the dances i've seen in ballroom. They did it the second time around and it made me feel the same thing before. its just.. this two.... tsk.

    VALERIIA BIL 2 years ago

    great one!!!

    KIRKA 2 years ago +1

    Music ?

  • georgewu5
    georgewu5 2 years ago +3


  • BellRain Chan
    BellRain Chan 2 years ago +11

    When dance partnerships end, it must be hard especially if they have been dancing together for awhile.

  • Xabiso Mpu
    Xabiso Mpu 2 years ago

    Anyone the name of the song?

    • primserrano
      primserrano 2 years ago

      +Xabiso Mpu "Cuando te beso" from Juan Luis Guerra

  • neema justin
    neema justin 2 years ago


  • Saffy kitten
    Saffy kitten 2 years ago

    Simply perfection.

  • nestor jimenez
    nestor jimenez 2 years ago

    una pareja fantastica si n duda alguna

  • Yana Marchenko
    Yana Marchenko 2 years ago

    Amaaazing performance

    • sonya42ful
      sonya42ful 2 years ago +3

      Well young lady, you do know your class of great music!!. it is a nice song. Beautiful. I enjoyed it. Thanks.

    • Luthien Tinuviel
      Luthien Tinuviel 2 years ago +1

      +Yana Marchenko It's called 'Cuando Te Beso'. This is the piano version done by Raul diBlasio, but the song was originally sung by Juan Luis Guerra. :)

  • Voco I
    Voco I 2 years ago +14

    Karina was the best partner for Slavik. Both are natural dancers and great artists.

  • Linda Slone
    Linda Slone 2 years ago

    The most touching performance I have seen in ages.....unbelievable!

  • tehsiu wu
    tehsiu wu 2 years ago

    does anyone know that why she cried at the end?

    • georgewu5
      georgewu5 Year ago

      They both are probably the first-born. The perfectionist ! The most difficult people to live with. Well. sometimes it is fate.

    • faye hadden
      faye hadden 2 years ago

      they seem so perfect for each other but I heard they fought a lot during their previous partenersip

    • phazesix
      phazesix 2 years ago

      +tehsiu wu Plus, the music is very emotional...I was crying like a baby (but also happy too) because it was so beautiful!

    • phazesix
      phazesix 2 years ago +2

      +tehsiu wu Their history as a couple, as Danimie1 mentioned, is a big reason and also they had not danced together in at least 10-12 yrs. I was there and am so fortunate to have seen this live because they have always been my favorite and I had only started appreciating latin/ballroom dance in the last 5 yrs, so in my mind I was positive I would never see them perform together. When they announced they would be @ Dance Legends, I grabbed a ticket as soon as I could. It was the most magical night because of them. The other reason they were crying was because the whole crowd was rooting for them and was so emotionally involved with their performance. Even though all of the other performers were great that night...EVERYONE, I mean EVERYONE was waiting for Slavik & Karina to come out. The whole place was cheering and so happy and appreciative....and Slavik & Karina could feel the love coming back to them. :) I can't wait to see them next year for Dance Legends 2016!

    • danimie1
      danimie1 2 years ago +1

      Search for the history of this partnership.

  • Dwightinho56
    Dwightinho56 2 years ago +4

    Very emotional; as are all Slavik's excellent performances. He puts his body, mind and soul into everything he does. Definetely my favorite male Latin dancer.

    • georgewu5
      georgewu5 2 years ago

      In Latin, Slavik is my best and the only teacher; in smooth ballroom, I learned from Marcus the most and Mirko also. Because they are the most sincere, most talented and dedicated International ballroom dancers I have found. I am writing 700 pages of footprints and elevation drawings of their techniques into a dance book since 1992 for Marcus, and 2004 for Slavik. George Wu, AIA 2016-7-1

  • joroy123
    joroy123 2 years ago +3

    that was just so beautiful ....they are exquisite still my fav pros . karina i cried too ..just gorgeous .

  • DanceAffectionist
    DanceAffectionist 2 years ago +26

    Their emotions at the end when they are hugging each other nearly crying are so absolutely sincere. And if they somehow are not sincere, then this is the greatest artistry on the ballroom dance floor. This kind of emotional truthfulness in his dance partnerships is unique to Slavik and constitutes the biggest part of his charisma. His dance actually touches the viewer emotionally, not to mention technique, sense of taste in choreography, general aesthetics, etc. Well, I lost count of how many times I've seen this routine since 2003. In a way it's a pity they have ended their partnership. On the other hand, we wouldn't have witnessed those equally amazing partnerships with Elena and Anna if it had happened otherwise...

    • Joe Testa
      Joe Testa 6 months ago +1

      Dance Affectionist. agree with all you have said. These two dance from some very special place and they create dance magic. Not enough is said how this beautiful, powerful and emotive this piece of music is and how much it contributes to enhancing this performance. Having said that even the best music is useless if you don't know what to do with it. No one I've seen uses music quite the way these two can.

    • georgewu5
      georgewu5 Year ago +1

      Still true. I am watching very carefully trying possibly to learn a thing or two today.

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      georgewu5 2 years ago +2


    • DanceAffectionist
      DanceAffectionist 2 years ago +2

      +Peter Chen In some sense I agree with you regarding Elena. However, it was a truly beautiful couple: a masculine handsome male dancer and a very pretty female dancer. For me their rumba "Les Feuilles Mortes" is on a par with "Cuando Te Besso" and "Always on my Mind". And, they produced perhaps the best cha cha ever - "Summertime".

    • Peter Chen
      Peter Chen 2 years ago +4

      +DanceAffectionist Personally I didn't feel the chemistry between him and Elena, but his partnership with Anna was a good one. Karina trumps everyone else tho.

  • Adrian CCM
    Adrian CCM 2 years ago

    very beautiful dance.. :)

  • Marie-Jeanne Pronovost

    Very Beautiful Thank You Scott

  • jimmbboe2
    jimmbboe2 3 years ago +10

    Beyond awesomeness!

  • danimie1
    danimie1 3 years ago +7

    WOW!The most fantastic dancers in the world!It's a privilege to watch them together.I'm thrilled.