Here Is Some Delicious Ballet Man Candy

May 22, 2014

Nothing says “happy Friday” quite like beautiful ballet men, am I right?

The National Ballet of Canada just put out a video featuring three of its male dancers showing us what they can do. Since those dancers are principals Guillaume Côté and Piotr Stanczyk and first soloist Keiichi Hirano, “what they can do” is pretty extraordinary.

While we like to joke about “man candy”—and don’t get us wrong, these are some very attractive (not to mention shirtless) guys—what’s most striking here is the dancers’ combination of athleticism and artistry. You can see, often in gorgeous slow motion, the moments when the two intersect. It’s movement that truly moves you.

Have a great long weekend, everyone!