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Ukrainian Ballet Prodigy Wins Everyone’s Hearts With His Terrific Interpretation Of ‘Take Me To Church’
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Ukrainian Ballet Prodigy Wins Everyone’s Hearts With His Terrific Interpretation Of ‘Take Me To Church’

Hozier’s beautiful and soulful “Take Me To Church” track is an international hit in it own right, but when coupled with this raw and expressive dance piece by Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, it gains a new layer of powerful emotion.

The bluesy tunes of “Take Me To Church,” together with choreography written by Jade Hale-Christofi, guide Polunin through a torturous flurry of writhing arches and spins, as if the pain in Hozier’s voice courses through him as well. David LaChapelle cptured the whole thing on camera.

Polunin’s performance seems to take a page from Sia’s book – two of her recent music videos, both popular (and controversial), featured powerful interpretive dance performances. If you’ve been living under a rock, please check out the videos for “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart!”

More info: vimeo (h/t: huffingtonpost)

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SpyrosTzortzis
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7 years ago

I want to say everything. I can't say nothing.

KarlieRose
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7 years ago

The dance says it all for you.

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MarissaKingsley
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7 years ago

If you break the performance down into elements, it's actually spectacular. As a piece, I wasn't overly impressed with his interpretation.

CherylGaston
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7 years ago

Sadly, there are some who must see flaws in whatever they see. Can you not just see beauty?

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TanjaZuckmantel
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7 years ago

great performance!

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SpyrosTzortzis
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7 years ago

I want to say everything. I can't say nothing.

KarlieRose
Community Member
7 years ago

The dance says it all for you.

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MarissaKingsley
Community Member
7 years ago

If you break the performance down into elements, it's actually spectacular. As a piece, I wasn't overly impressed with his interpretation.

CherylGaston
Community Member
7 years ago

Sadly, there are some who must see flaws in whatever they see. Can you not just see beauty?

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TanjaZuckmantel
Community Member
7 years ago

great performance!

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