tv [untitled] December 30, 2012 9:30am-10:00am EST
drovers thousand years the russians have known that a good party needs don't sink down the centuries rich and poor alike have learned the steps put on their costumes and set off to find love patronage or simply a good time. in this suitably graham building almost two hundred people have gathered to perform the classics from the polonaise to the polka all in front of a live oak street. you can't help but notice the effort that's going into their appearance and although i wasn't the only one in my dress i did feel a little out of place. though i don't see much in the way of life play there but i do know one lady
exactly how to get the right deal for a period we buy arena. so we go lots of beautiful costumes here. of course this ball here was first dedicated to the war of eighteen twelve it wasn't so much about russia as they trade but it was the first such event that was held after the war a certain degree of courage was required to hold the ball at that time and this stance is where it all began. and with several events every year they're becoming very popular even if you're not experienced you're encouraged to join in and there are plenty of helpful partners waiting to show you the ropes. movement in music have always stood the russian soul but now in the twenty first century more and more people seem to be learning these
traditional currently dances that hop back to a bygone age i wanted to find out what makes them so appealing to a modern nor dns and how long it might take to get an absolute beginner to the book but. there's a school in moscow which claims it can teach anybody how to dumps so i am going to put that theory to the test and apparently there are always sorts of men so hopefully this should be a place for. the rich or good evening everyone today will learn the viennese waltz which you can dance at the ball roll. up it was time to start learning the basics the twiddling round by myself everything seemed pretty easy but a solo waltz wasn't exactly going to cut it take the lady's right hand good. the
gentleman's right hand says from ladies left shoulder blades a little closer. in time. while the law the judge to stare at my feet and count out loud we made a few circuits of the room with only minimal damage to obvious toast. there is the. good enough to actually not look like a total idiot to the board. but the u.k. to find. a store that's not is having a field of traffic jam. or instructed demon has been teaching for the best part of twenty years and says he's never seen don't sing more popular. though she wasn't the least bit of it is important because whenever you go to any public place
like a restaurant there's always room for dancing the so you get a feeling of confidence when you know that you can invite a lady to the dance floor. raise your hand. get a list of you know i think that the first true taste for dancing only comes after three months of practice. but. unfortunately for me i didn't have quite that long if i was going to make it to another daunts i was going to need some serious help to have a question that is coming up and i really need a partner. would you come with. a plan for one before. but sex myself a great overhaul but clearly i'm just going to have to get myself properly prepared culture isn't just about dancing and i was going to have to brush up on my fashion and my etiquette.
most here we see the most authentic russian romanticism this is a fake mc dress it's accentuated with the light shawl and hat only single women were allowed to have uncovered head but it was pushed they had highly decorated hairstyles to married women whether at the hall or at home were required to wear hats they danced in the stress of balls but it would be worn only at a local summer gatherings so summer school if we look at the male costume we see the dress code with colorful and return to the fashion scene in color courses the shirts of most of most of us. this is the costume for the middle of the nineteenth century. so no bus that's the sort of thing open look for. by this time they are wearing black coats and black trousers in comparison with very elaborate gowns for the ladies the men look like exclamation points bringing
attention to female beauty. and want to remind you that you could make a costume like that for me the core question of course brits. excuse me for a moment in this list. that's how the first is true it. seems. on the one hand the bulwarks is the most democratic place. most of all you can invite anyone you like your board so just but if you want to invite a lady who is standing next to a gentleman you should ask his permission first ball yet the ballroom is also a very patriarchal place in the past in russia were forbidden of but there is one
exception if someone stood on your partner's dress you were obliged to challenge him to do it only in that instance did the emperor permit it just do it. with the cooperation women were able to communicate with fans with the man knew what was being directed at them was mostly the final why right arm to the heart without little point it means i love you. other movements had other meanings this one means i have no interest in that when a lady does this it means she likes it. when the lady flaps her family like this that's your signal to invite her to dance.
stand facing one another the gentleman takes a step to the right. that is gentleman embrace your partner. already. involved. off the. bus the. step or smaller the excellent off the cuff. the rock you have wonderful sure's playing is the best and they put me on that bus to boast or. do we are ok just try it in front of front and back and three in the front yep that they do in a couple. it wasn't perfect but it was as good as it was going to get and the next day i headed to remiss to pick up my
cost you. know what something near here we have a dress from the middle of the nineteenth century. that you know this hoop skirt around is made of silk taffeta there's about nine leaders here at that time flowers were very fashionable just because now i'll show you my pride and joy just because it's a carnival gown from the sixteenth century. i'm not saying it's all sewn by hand. all silk and silk embroidered fabric such a beauty. set the ball all of this beauty was exempted by the seriousness rigor and restraint in male attire and that's not good that's the kind of outfit we've got for you. so this is going to make me hopefully a fashionable gent of the ac and fifty's now just to see if everything fits but it
seems the trend of the day was for very small clothing. none of those messages the best needs to be typed even in paintings you'll see that the male figure it's the females. and waist. the small jolts of big kids here ladies for mother we can't push the cakes james will for the next week. mike that. we get home finally feel a sense of james the dandy you schol go to the ball. shows. the women of the time spent about six hours in hair brush and the head dress a has to have a high level of professionalism in order to make such
a hairstyle unless they used a shine to greek statues as models. the style uses lots of walks and curls consumed these hairpiece holds these hair out of fashion we have spirals at the temples we use crowd it's a very romantic style and very playful. especially in dance when a girl dances and flips her curls it's amazing. and. it's a feel for wonderful thank you but you know you're ready for the ball and that. we would don't sing in the more of your old apostle museum a building that's over two hundred years old and that's recently undergone a long restoration by descendants of its former owners and amazingly everything
seemed to go off without a hitch. so it's like a little. right i think now that we finally got the balls out of the way without too many cups is that what's make you stick with what you think you cause us to leave that feeling down here meeting new people lingering don't think in this atmosphere new say everything together all together it's like a rock you get used to it and you get addicted to arrive everybody to get the big ticket. the house used to play host to the aristocracy i'm a intelligentsia it set me truth i'm in such all centered surroundings and among
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the mission free cretaceous three times for charges free. range month free risk free studio time free. download free broadcast quality video for your media prog. gents and free media oh don darty dot com. have been satisfied and as i rode back towards the twenty first century it was finally time to read a message i've been passed at the darts. james i'd like to invite you to join me at the first russian viennese ball in montrose switzerland it should be
a memorable event if you'd like to attend please join me at the imperial tailoring company in moscow next monday at noon you'll need to pick out something elegant hope to see you there victor. there was no way i could pass up a chance like this viennese ball is renowned as the best event of the season and i knew the picture was one of the men in charge. now it might be a traditional ball but i don't think the eight hundred fifty look is going to cut it in switzerland so i'm here to meet up with victor and hopefully pick up something a little bit more. pictures hi james stuff this is yeah well now we need to choose a suit for you i've already chosen the one for me this one please ok.
certainly had good taste it brought me to moscow's imperial tailoring company where they make some of the best clothes in the business. well it's. really well james and generally look really very good at i think it fits you perfectly but maybe some small items for example your trousers. on the right thing and maybe a bad fake some more buttons all of this was just yeah yeah but in general it's perfect and of course there's always a place or something we don't always did ask a marxist. of course about work. this is your theory you look really perfect thank you very much well i don't think that daniel craig has anything to worry about but you can't help but feel a bit special it's something like this so watch out switzerland because we're
coming to get you. a few days in around two and a half thousand kilometers later i'd arrived in the small swiss municipality of montrose and it certainly didn't disappoint. when you use the room just to be welcome to the film for most of us so your room is ready this is a room with ricky pick you well this is a bit special isn't it a five star hotel for a five star event. the viennese pull has taken place in moscow under around europe since two thousand and three it's the brainchild of organizer alexander smart and i caught up with him to see why he decided to hold this one in montreaux. first of all we never did a ball in the life. we decided to do it and when we were choosing the
place we consulted with some. bottles from three of the swedes alonso that they said that. look at this is beautiful small town on the lake so i came here spatially to check the place i was impressed so we decided to make both here. more than twenty thousand people have attended alex on the stumps it is believed. one is planned down to the last detail how much preparation goes into wasn't like this you know it seems that it is very easy but it is not so definitely. to make a real ball you have several levels of liberation you have to bring distress to august first at the least once and for any one just all just seem getters fast to yak about catering to downscale all in all the people have to submit it to the dogs
because and this is all. i could already tell it was going to be a member of the kazan and according to conduct alfred a very multicultural want to visit. this evening is really very special because we have different problems to solve and we have singers from russia and we have had ballet from russia and the officer from it italy and i'm from austria so it's an international event absolutely well we'll let you go back because obviously you need scrivener thank you very much take it away maestro thank you very much that. was. because the district continued that practice i headed back to my room was just an hour to go i had to get ready but
there's always time to enjoy if you like that it's. bad. i think i can say without a shadow of a doubt that i could get used to this. is. the guests were beginning to arrive but i couldn't resist one last trip to the hotel's engine room. well my nose has led me to probably the most important place in the hotel this evening the kitchen whether carrying all of these things for the ball so i'm going to be a little bit careful because i want to get ten angry sets around me that could be
dangerous. they're making four courses to feed four hundred guests so there's not much time to hike around admired their work then with lobster and white growled the menu safe to say i was looking forward to dinner. making my mouth water but i'm getting close. while more and more guests began the night with a glass of champagne i went to meet victor and it turned out he had a rather unexpected surprise in store. this is and this is my own thanks because as we're having one big problem we're liking the debutante at the moment i would like to feel and maybe there are never enough men out there always so many beautiful women and never enough men my pleasure if you would if you will have a. great. buy had planned to hang back and take part in
some of the big group dunces this time and i was suddenly very nervous if this risks a new year's debutante ball it was more important than ever that i didn't mess up still at least i didn't have long to think about it. with dozens of couples performing the figure waltz we did have a few problems with traffic but with a few well timed wolds we made it to the end the men we could really enjoy souls.
your loving life you know it might seem like you never really say it's like nice to be made so made you. think i. bought a. ticket to compete thank. you. but it certainly leaves you out of breath and it gave me a chance to chat with samia about why she had decided to become a debutante met so many different younger people who seem to be taking to this what is it that appeals to this as opposed to you know the traditional kind of going out on a friday night is that in a culture that you know. sauce. based and it comes to this question of the stuff that you start to live east also very interesting here because on the last
night. these tend to get little bodies in silence. as the evening wore on the old distro was replaced by a jazz band and the music became a little less classical been surprisingly no one seemed keen to go however. i think the most revealing thing that i can say is i don't want this whole experience to end and maybe. that's why people love dogs so that is just fear my physical escapism a long way i can see. you. i didn't expect my journey into bold culture to bring me this far but it has been a fantastic adventure i'm to my surprise i actually don't think oh behind me up my dancing shoes and it's on its ear.