British sculptor Frances Segelman, who's known for her busts of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (nbd), recently live-sculpted Polunin in London. Yes, live-sculpted—as in, he sat for her, shirtless, for two hours, in front of an audience, while she modeled him in clay. (The sculpture will later be cast in bronze.) "I saw a photograph of him and I just thought he would make such a wonderful subject, the fact that he has these tattoos and it's unconventional," Segelman told Reuters. "It excited me."
Luckily for us, Reuters captured the event on tape. (The video also includes Polunin's thoughts on the state of his dance career and the dance world generally—thoughts that are, as ever in Sergei Polunin-land, very frank.)
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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Madison Jordan and Jarrod Tyler Paulson brought their real-life romance to the audition stage. (Adam Rose/FOX)
It's usually right around the third or fourth week of "So You Think You Can Dance" audition rounds that we start itching for the live shows. Sure, the auditions are fun, inspiring, and entertaining, but at a certain point, we reach audition saturation. (And the live shows are just so good and feature so much more Cat Deeley.)
All that said, Nigel and co. kept things spicy this week, so our attention remained firmly glued to the screen. (It's been 16 seasons—who are we to doubt Nigel Lythgoe, sir?) Here's how it all went down.
When it comes to injury-prone body parts, knees reign supreme for dancers. But a little strengthening can go a long way in preventing painful outcomes. We turned to Dirk Hartog, a physical therapist with Westside Dance Physical Therapy in NYC, for three exercises that'll support and stabilize your knees.