In my wanderings as an unloved prophet ala Jeremiah through the wasteland called the World-Wide-Web, I came across some incredibly and powerfully moving, lovely video from Ukraine showing what they are doing with pole-craft (no pun intended).
This first selection was what caused the rise in popularity of the sport to begin with, an appearance by a feisty mighty mite a girl of eighteen, one Anastasia Solokova, who turned their nation on it's ear in their "Ukraine's Got Talent" spin-off a few short years ago.
Her semifinal was I believe even better....
Since then Anastasia has, in addition to restoring the gymnastic sport of pole-dancing to it's former glory, and through her studio in Kiev and dance studio labs world-wide since then and expanded it's legitimate art/stage credits greatly.
Here is her final appearance on that show danced to the paean "Roxanne", the lyrical and dance gist of which is a powerful antidote to any downtrodden femme who feels that the weight of the world is forcing her into a life of subjugation to grinding debauchery.
Next is some of the talent that Sokolova inspired, a lovely young mother named Olena Yakalenko showing a little less power than Sokolova but adding a ton of pure grace and beauty particularly in her flawless and I believe original move where she walks on air . (P.S. if you want to skip the Ukrainian interviewing start @ 3 minutes in.)
And finally; I've always been very thankful for the beauty and Grace of Woman, so I leave you with this beautiful pole dance to Cohen's haunting "Alleluia" sung beautifully by K.D. Lang while a Russian danseuse named Anastasia Skukhtorova reminds me that I should always "Be still and know The Lord!" who is awesome in creativity!