happy sunday.

Just wanted to share a little weekend inspiration- in the form of this airy solo danced by the unconventionally exquistie Sergei Polunin.  Under the direction of David LaChapelle, the stripped down nature of this piece captures the honesty in Polunin’s movements as he soars through space, executing steps that only a dancer of his skill level could even fathom, with unembellished ease.  The location feels like the skeleton of a open church, settled into a nest of trees somewhere, removed from even a polluted whisper of the superficial stage.  In its simplicity, the project lends an unpretentious suggestion that Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” lyrics will resonate with dancers who share this similar form of worship in motion.

For more weekend inspiration…

Did you hear who Paris Opera Ballet director Benjamin Millepied announced as the company’s new associate choreographer?

Have you seen the new documentary following NYCB dancer and emerging choreographer Justin Peck as he creates a piece for the company?  I’m can’t wait to.

Speaking of ballet documentaries, why not contribute to the production of Petite Ballerine?

A review of FBP’s latest black box installment, Scheherazade & Soledad.