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Moscow Ballet Star Sergei Polunin in Stunning Hozier Video

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A video of a Moscow ballet star dancing along to Hozier's "Take Me to Church" has gained more than 1.8 million views since it was posted online earlier this week.

Ukrainian-born Sergei Polunin gives a captivating interpretation of the Irish singer's hit in the four-minute-long clip, which was directed by American photographer David LaChapelle and uploaded to YouTube on Monday.

Dressed in nothing but nude pants, Polunin is shown leaping around a simple-looking studio with high ceilings and large windows that look out onto a green forest. The tattooed dancer also performs a number of pirouettes during the video.

Polunin, who performs with Moscow's Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theater, earlier danced with the British Royal Ballet, where he was made the company's youngest ever principal dancer at the age of 21.

Hozier has sold millions of records globally since he released "Take Me to Church" last fall.

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