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Sergei Polunin expressively dancing to Hozier's Take Me To Chuch

Updated on February 13, 2015

Sergei Poluni in stunning dance video

Sergei Polunin is the newest person to experience a catapult into YouTube and Facebook fame. The video in question is a contemporary dance to Hozier's 'Take Me To Church', the anti-gay anthem. The dance style is classical yet with such expresisve contemporary inflections that is evocative and mesmerising. The bare and simplistic image of Sergei (in just a flesh coloured pair of shorts) is representative to the lack of hope whilst the fraught dancing conveys the inner turmoil. Adjacently to this emotive song is a utopian match.

Polunin was originally from Ukraine, yet trained under the Royal Ballet School in London from the age of 13, where he quickly rose through the years to became a principle dancer in their company. His talent is undoubtable to any eye, even one that is untrained in any form of dance. What seems most comendable is the foundations which, support young, talented children who would have not had the chance to succeed in their chosen field. Polunin was sponsered by the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation which, enabled him to be classically trained in the Royal Ballet School. Presently, Sergei maintains his role as a principle dancer with The Stravinsky Music Theatre in Moscow and the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Russia.

This video on YouTube has reached over 3 million views, which has flung Sergei Polunin into fames as well as starring in Marc Jacobs modelling campaigns.


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