This elephant’s ribbon dance will have you in a trance

Remember Faa Mai, the rescued elephant that fell asleep to a lullaby and broke our hearts forever? Turns out she’s pretty good with a ribbon dance, too.  

In this clip uploaded by Elephant News, Faa Mai shows her ease with what’s described as a hula hoop, but looks more like a ribbon. Faa Mai flicks the ribbon around with precision, then lies down on the ground to get a little more interpretative with the dance. Yes, this is basically elephant performance art, and I’d watch a 24-hour channel devoted to it.

Elephants are versed in the art of dance, but they also know a good piece of classical music when they hear it.

H/T Jezebel | Screengrab via elephantnews/YouTube 

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.