Ballet Dancer Sergei Polunin Gives New Meaning To Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’


No one – no one has come close to my love of Mikhail Baryshnikov’s strong, yet graceful emotive dancing…until now.

Ukrainian Ballet Dancer Sergei Polunin gives new meaning to Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church’ as he leaps, tombés and pirouettes around the skeletal frame of a white clapboard church surrounded by trees. Devoid of glass, window frames allow sunlight to beam across the floor, and bounce off the walls creating a natural spotlight light for Sergei to interpret the passion and pleading of Hozier’s hit song

Polunin, a former principal dancer for the British Royal Ballet, slays the choreography by Jade Hale-Christofi – propelling his tattooed torso around with controlled angst and ache,  giving a performance you might never see played out so heartfelt again.