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Sergie Polunin: The Fragile Balance

Sergie Polunin shares his inner world as he tells the story of his childhood, dance, and family life. To become one of the most interesting dancer in the world, he sacrifices his childhood. He dreams of a childhood playing with friends and being free. He’s an accomplished dancer, but that’s not freedom. To be free, he has to give it all up. And rediscover it on his own terms. Sergei Polunin dances with power and emotion. Through dance, he lets out his yearnings, struggles, and in the process, creates intriguing art.

Sia – Elastic Heart feat. Shia LaBeouf & Maddie Ziegler

In this emotional, disturbing, and controversial video, Maddie Ziegler captivated with her performance. She warred with the male character, Shia LaBeouf, in a dance that was beautiful, torturous, and poignant. Trapped in a cage, Ziegler slipped in and out, whereas LaBeouf could find no way out. The struggle was maddening. Intense and worth watching again and again.

In the Studio: Shostakovich Trilogy

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.