Sergei Polunin, “Take Me to Church” by Hozier, Directed by David LaChapelle

[wide]http://vimeo.com/118946875[/wide] There are ballet dancers and then there’s Sergei Polunin, ballet’s “bad boy.” Reputed to be one of the best dancers in the world, the tattooed 25-year-old Ukrainian infamously and suddenly left Britain’s Royal Ballet in 2012 after becoming their youngest ever principal. Now he’s dancing with the Stanislavsky Music Theatre in Moscow, being photographed by Gus Van Sant, starring in Marc Jacobs campaigns, and dabbling in music videos.

The ballet dancer has performed his stunning visual interpretation of Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” and it’s so good, you have to see it to believe it.

Directed by David LaChapelle, the atmospheric video sees Sergei Polunin’s pirouette and sauté to the chart-topping anti-gay oppression anthem, against a beautiful backdrop of a studio amongst the trees.

Former British Royal Ballet principal dancer Polunin performs dressed only in nude tights, as sunlight glimmers through the white room’s arched windows, creating a spiritual effect.

The four-minute music video for Hozier’s “Take Me to Church by LaChapelle are truly a thing to behold: a remarkable display of athleticism, artistry, and overall hotness. Watch it!

Video source: David LaChapelle
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