Unless you’re a massive ballet fan, the name Sergei Polunin probably means nothing to you — that is, until now. This Russian “bad boy of ballet” recently teamed up with director David LaChapelle to produce a new video for Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” The results? We can’t speak. They’re too perfect.
Look how fluid
All your dancers and yogis out there probably won’t think this move is cool, but we certainly can’t figure out how to make our bodies pull up like that.
The air time
We just tried this. We barely left the floor.
The one-armed, sideways push-up
Is there a name for this? Wouldn’t know. Can’t do it.
Followed by a one-armed back flip?
He looks like a circus freak! But the hot kind… that we want in our beds.
Even more air
This flying kick-spin (go with it) is the third in a series of jumps that all get decent air. Was he born with springs in his feet?
The ability to not get dizzy
Everyone can spin in one direction. It takes a skilled person to successfully pull of a spin in the opposite direction. Polunin does them back-to-back. Ballet dancers: masters of the Teacup ride.
And then he just flings himself into the air
Same arm, different stunt
Lesson: Don’t skip arm day.
We call this “The Possessed”
…because he clearly is.
And then he threw himself out the window
JK. But it looked that way. That’s a lot of speed after nearly four minutes of dancing.
Finally, watch the whole video
We dare you to say you’re unimpressed, uninspired or unmoved.
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