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Jess Luther and Shaker Livi both sent me this stunning video of 25-year-old Ukrainian dancer Sergei Polunin dancing a contempotary ballet, choreographed by Jade Hale-Christofi, to Hozier's "Take Me to Church." The video was directed by David LaChapelle. It's so beautiful.

I'm not even sure how to transcribe this video, because my ability to describe dance is possibly even worse than my ability to describe ice skating. So I'm just going to try to capture the feeling of the dance as best I can.

A young, thin, white, tattooed man wearing tightly-fitted shorts close to the color of his skin and light-colored ballet shoes dances in a brightly lit white instrustial-designed room, with white-stained floors and grey-washed wood-beam walls. There are lots of windows, outside of which can be seen tall, green-leafed trees. His movements are strong, powerful, vulnerable, graceful, explosive, and precise as he moves like liquid under tension. As the music ends, he falls to his knees, lowers his head, and breathes.

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