MOMENTS | Mash-up: Sergei Polunin x David LaChapelle Interpretive Dance to Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” Music Video
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Ballet’s runaway wild child Sergei Polunin teamed up with David LaChapelle, the Fellini of fashion photography, to create a new music video for Hozier’s Grammy-nominated “Take Me To Church.” From the flesh-colored leggings to the classical dance, the LaChapelle-directed video is a little reminiscent of 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler’s interpretive dance in Sia’s “Chandelier.” Hozier’s pop-gospel song didn’t take home the win at the 2015 Grammys, the new video gives a new life to the song, using dance as visual interpretation of the song’s emotional core.
The video stars tattooed 25-year-old Ukrainian Sergei Polunin, who infamously left the Britain’s Royal Ballet in 2012 after becoming their youngest principal dancer at the age of 19. Since leaving the professional ballet sphere, Polunin has been absorbed into the fashion world, appearing in a Marc Jacobs’ A/W 14 ad campaign, as well as editorials for i-D and Numéro. David LaChapelle had also previously explored dance as an artistic medium in his Krumping documentary RIZE. It’s no surprise that a collaborative effort between these two artists would create a perfect blend of their artistic mediums.
Watch Polunin’s mesmerizing performance as he pirouettes around an empty, sun-drenched building.
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You’ll want something lightweight and sporty for all the dance rehearsals you need to go to–or if you’re a bit of a wild one, rehearsals you’ll be missing. After all, a pink and black neomesh duffel will take you from practice to play.
[Photo source: Vimeo]