Original video "Palestinian tourist dancing in Italy" here: youtu.be/GSHTsyJlGbE
This is Palestinian dancer and choreographer Rima Baransi (Arabic: ريما برانسي) with her family in Trieste, Italy. Her father Assad Baransi (Arabic: الأسد برانسي) recorded this video while encouraging her to dance to the music. They were visiting the town as tourists.
I have been informed that the following is Rima Baransi's official Facebook page:
Update 10/17: Thanks to YouTube Pulse 2017, Rima Baransi, the dancer/choreographer and Ivo Remenec, the violinist performed together again in October, 2017 in Italy at the invitation of Roberto Saviano:
Update 9/17: Thanks to Google, Rima Baransi, the dancer/choreographer and Ivo Remenec, the violinist performed together again in September, 2017 at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland as part of the Google Conference, Engage17. The audience consisted of 5,000 spectators.
June 20, 2016: After a couple of days of work, searching and emailing, I have discovered who the violinist is.
In this video Slovak violinist Ivo Remenec is performing a violin adaptation of the song entitled, “Comptine d'un Autre Eté: l'Après Midi” by French musician and composer Yann Tiersen: vimeo.com/29855697
The most well known version of Tiersen's song features in the soundtrack of the film "Amélie" (French title: "Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain").
Ivo Remenec is a member of the "Adventure Strings" string quartet:
Ivo Remenec's Facebook page and YouTube channel:
English translation of what is said:
Father (Assad Baransi): C'mon Rima! C'mon! Here I am filming, c'mon Rima for God's sake! For my sake! For my sake! C'mon start! [Do it!], C'mon Daddy! (here it's normal for Dads to call their child "Dad", and Moms to call them "Mom").
I was very touched by this video and wanted to use my video editing skills to try correcting in a graceful way the issue of the video turning between vertical and horizontal orientations found in the original recording here. → youtu.be/GSHTsyJlGbE
By doing this and then sharing my fixed version of the video in a few key social media sites I also hoped to help this awesome and magical performance be seen by more people.
More videos that feature Rima Baransi's dancing/performance work:
More videos that feature Ivo Remenec performing:
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To direct comments to members of the Baransi family please use the above link to their original video or to Rima Baransi's official Facebook page also linked above.
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