HUFFINGTON POST
07/27/2010 09:19 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Russian Tank 'Ballet' At International Arms Festival (VIDEO)

Move over, Baryshnikov. For those who associate the world of Russian ballet with pink tutus and men in tights, a new dance icon may be emerging.

At the rehearsals for "The Invincible and the Legendary," a grand theatrical spectacle set to debut at the opening day of Russian Engineering Technologies International Forum 2010, a quartet of Russian T-90 tanks spin in unison and weave in figure-eights, set to the music of Ravel's "Bolero."

According to Popular Mechanics, the heavily-armored pas de quatre was "choreographed" by Andrei Melanyin, head of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia, and is just one segment of a full-scale theatrical production depicting key moments in Russian military history.

Watch the tank ballet here: