Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@THT
This is the viral moment a young woman dressed in red leather knickers and a chicken mask engages in an energetic performance at a dance contest that has notched up over 500,000 views.
Dancer Ksenia Maksimova, also known under her stage name Ksu Max, put up some show during casting to a popular show “Dance on TNT” which was than shared on Russaian facebook VK, also getting 2,500 comments.
The 25-year-old native of the city of Ufa in western Russia’s Republic of Bashkortostan did not leave anyone impartial towards her memorable performance.
She chose a Dancehall Queen’s Style for the casting, motivating it with the fact that no one has ever done that prior to her.
This type of dancing style originates from Jamaica, where it was performed at dancehall parties in the ghettos in search of the best female dancer.
Ksenia said: “I am the first one to perform in that style. I have been practicing that type of dancing for the past eight years.”
She is a member of FRG crew, which was ranked in the top 10 best dancehall bands in 2017.
She added: “In 2017 we were named the best dancehall crew at an international competition in France.”
Even though her performance in a miniscule red leather suit and a bizarre chicken mask covering her head has risen a lot of eye-brows, daring Ksenia still made it into the show.
Online commentators such as a guest user on one forum said: “Look at her, performing in her knickers. Pretty dope!”
While another ‘Valeria Shtatenko’ added: “This looks trashy, folks!”
‘Fyodor Plakhov’ ironically commented: “What a graceful and stylish performance.”
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