Styles of Animation #6: Sand Drawing

Kseniya Simonova's from The Ukraine. And here she is on Ukaraine's Talent Show. Here in our bowl, we rate her higher than that Boyle woman, but what do we know? We know we like drawing and we've never seen it done this way. Both the image and the artist dances throughout. The text tells us that is a story of when Germany invaded the Ukaraine in WW2, but even without knowing that we were fascinated. If it is live, is it still animation?