Ivan Vyrypaev has written a rare and beautiful play that explores the conditions, happiness and misery of human existence. Life is pitted against death, provocative political commentary replaces worn-out declarations of love, and profound philosophical reasoning is mixed with the most banal and pretentious statements. The Dance was written in 2010. Vyrypaev, has renounced his Russian citizenship and since May 2023 has been arrested in his absence for spreading false information about the Russian army.