Heavy Baile: Dancing in Old Paintings

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Heavy Baile is a music group from Brazil.

Their music includes Afrobeat, Latin American, and Caribbean sounds.

Heavy Baile released a mysterious video to their music track called Noturno 150.

In a dark room Ronald is looking at his mobile phone. He is black-skinned with shoulder length braids. He is wearing a green silk robe.

The video begins with the dancer Ronald Sheick at home.

He is bored.

So he looks at the website of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on his phone.

The entrance to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It's in a neo-classical style, with broad steps leading to the entrance.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art is in the city New York, in the USA.

It is the third most visited museum in the world.

In Ronalds hands: a mobile phone showing the virtual tour in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Ronald views the museum's rooms and art works on his phone.

Suddenly he notices a person moving in a painting.

Watch the video to see what happens next:


Ronald sees himself dancing in famous old paintings.


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Ballerinas and Ronald Sheick in one painting.

Old painting of a ballet class with 9 white female dancers in long white dresses. Ronald is dancing in the foreground.

One famous painting by Edgar Degas shows classical ballerinas.

Ronald changes the painting by entering it and dancing passinho.

Passinho is a dance style very popular in Brazil.


Painting of a church entrance. In the foreground, Ronald, a black-skinned man with braids is dancing. He is wearing orange shorts and a silk robe.

In the video Ronald dances from one old painting to the next.


The idea for the video to Noturno 150 came from Daniel Venosa.

He is a video director.

Daniel says:

I used the app to do a virtual tour around the Metropolitan Museum.

I thought it was cool that you could zoom in on the paintings to see them better.

Then I had the idea of putting a dancer in them!

Heavy Baile founder Leo Justi liked the idea too.


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Painting of a rural scene with people and farm animals. A black man in red shorts is dancing in the middle of the painting.

Ronald pops up dancing passinho in another painting.


Heavy Baile and video director Daniel Venosa got together with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to create the video for Noturno 150.

A painting of a sea-scape. Facing towards the sea is a man wearing a light colored cape.

Watch the Noturno 150 music video on YouTube.

Follow Heavy Baile on Instagram: @heavybaile.

Follow dancer Ronald Sheick on Instagram: @shk_cria.


Photos: Heavy Baile/video stills , Heavy Baile on Instagram , anielbaez0/Pixabay

Sources: ARTEQUEACONTECE , Nowness , Billboard

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