Evelina Pokrasneteva and Ilya Makarov Might Make Your Day

by | May 29, 2020 |

The sight of an achievement [is] the greatest gift that a human being could offer to others. —Ayn Rand.

Each Friday, I’ll be posting videos, book or movie recommendations, recommendations of artworks, or other goodies that I love and think you might too.

This first “Soul-Fuel Friday,” I’m delighted to share a video of a performance by junior ice dancers Evelina Pokrasneteva and Ilya Makarov, who bring the enchanting song “City of Stars” from La La Land to the ice—and make it all the more enchanting.

I love watching ice dancing generally, but this performance is in a category of its own—especially given the ages of these dancers. At the time of this performance, Evelina and Ilya were nine and eleven years old respectively.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

(The actual performance starts at 1:45.)

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