Artist performs coronavirus inspired dance in Budapest
Posted by Mia Balogh · May 14, 2020

Watch the 21 years old Hungarian dancer performing his moves for a melody that mirrors the molecular structure of the coronavirus.

21 years old Hungarian dancer, Zsolt Vencel Kovacs performed a really special dance on the deserted Heroes’ Square in Budapest: for the World Dance Day, the ballet dancer moved to the strains of a melody that mirrors the molecular structure of the coronavirus – The New York Times writes.

So we can say without exaggeration that this is something you might have never have seen or heard before. Check it out:

About the music:

The composition was created by scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology earlier in April. They transformed a model of the SARS-CoV-2’s structure via a computer, giving a different note to different proteins’ amino acids, creating the melodies.

If you would like to listen to the whole composition, which would take almost two hours, you can check it out here:

About the dancer:

Zsolt Vencel Kovacs is a dancer of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet, but when the borders were closing, he returned home to Hungary. Now he’s working in a bakery but did not stop practicing – he dances at home, and hopes he can return to Lithuania once the restrictions ease.

With his dance for this special composition, he is challenging also other choreographers to perform their own interpretations of the "COVID melody" at other famous and beautiful locations.

"The aim is to make squares and sites that have emptied because of the coronavirus, popular. At the moment, even the statues feel lonely" – he said, by adding – "So that when this epidemic is over, these squares could be filled with people again."


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