Dance like everyone’s watching

Dance like everyone’s watching

Bad boy of ballet Sergei Polunin stars in a new Hozier video

The must-see viral of this week? If you don’t already know, it’s David Lachapelle’s new short film, starring ballet dancer Sergei Polunin performing to Hozier’s Take Me To Church.

If you don’t think you’re a ballet fan, tattooed “bad boy of ballet” Polunin might be able to change your mind. He caused a big media stir in 2012, when he quit his prestigious job as principal dancer at the Royal Ballet, saying that he felt “the dancer in me was dying a little bit”. Three years later he’s carving out a new career – and aside from working with legendary photographer and director David Lachapelle, he’s also said to be attending acting school in Hollywood. Watch this space.

  • Words: Hattie Crisell