A ballet dancer performs his dance routine to a melody that mirrors the new coronavirus’s molecular structure. He is wearing a black face mask and gloves as he dances across Heroes’ Square, which is empty due to the pandemic.
The composition was created by scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology earlier in April, according to The New York Times. The group of scientists 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.
The whole composition is almost 2 hours long, and you can listen to it on SoundCloud.
April 29 is World Dance Day, so Zsolt Vencel Kovács decided it would be the perfect time to perform his own routine to the music.
Kovács says that the music brings him a melancholy feeling. He says the melody’s “monotony gives me tension, and as the music progresses it becomes more rhythmical and aggressive, and at the end it calms down,” which inspired him.
Kovács is a dancer at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet, but because of the pandemic, he had to return home with the last flight before borders were closed. Since his return home, he has been practising at home.