I recently saw the performance by Kseniya Simonova from Ukraine’s Got Talent (2009), which she won with her performances of sand stories. This one is the telling of a story from World War II, which you can see in the video was very moving for those in attendance. The video is simply riveting.
TED-esque. It’s amazing how she creates images with nothing but sand, making them into a complete story. (Wikipedia: Kseniya Simonova)