Russian ice dance wowed the crowds with their original dance, a tribute to Australian Aborigines. However, Aboriginal leaders don’t really see it as a tribute. Stephen Page, artistic director of the respected indigenous group, the Bangarra Dance company said, “They have got the whole thing wrong.

The music sounded more like it came from India or Africa than Aboriginal Australia and the body paint looked like “a three-year-old child had drawn it on.” Hopefully, an Australian will be on the panel who judges their original dance, and marks their unauthentic and offensive dances and costumes accordingly.