Sergie Polunin in “Take Me to Church” by Hozier and directed by David LaChapelle is divine. He portrays the pain and struggle of Hozier’s song through his movements. Technically and effortlessly precise, he moves through space with passion and intensity. He captivates and makes one feel. He starts moving and one doesn’t want him to stop. He is everything.
Two dancers, Polina Semionova and Roberto Bolle, drenched, steam up the stage as their bodies intertwined to the beat of rain drops. Beyond sexy!
Ballet features the beauty of the body, specifically the female one. Dancers spend hours in studio to perfect their technique and artistry. Nancy Raffa, ballet master from the American Ballet Theatre, talks about the Shostakovich’s influence on Russian ballet as Alexei Ratmansky presents the Shostakovich Trilogy. Music, movement, and artistic expression combine to create poetry.