Julian MacKay’s dancing will mesmerise you

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Julian Mackay was invited to join the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia, after winning a ballet competition at age 11. Then, at age 17, he secured a year-long apprenticeship at the Royal Ballet in London after winning the Prix de Lausanne Medal. Later he became the youngest soloist starting at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Harry Styles lights up in a bisexual anthem

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Harry Styles dropped pretty steamy video for Lights Up, his first single in more than two years ― and fans have a lot of questions. In an August interview with Rolling Stone, he said his new music was “all about having sex and feeling sad,” and to that end, “Lights Up” certainly does not disappoint.

Released on National Coming Out Day, the track features Harry singing about “step[ping]into the light” of a new identity and “never going back”. Fans put two and two together and are hailing the song a bisexual anthem.

White Roses by Greyson Chance

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“I am sure many will take the main character as being shameful of who he is, but that is not the case at all. The character isn’t shameful, but rather he is broken,” Greyson Chance says of the music video for his song “White Roses,” the midpoint of his 2019 studio album, Portraits.

It’s an important distinction to make when discussing a video concept that revolves around a character concealing all or some parts of their sexuality — a tale that was once a reality for Chance.

Directed by Bobby Hanaford and Chance himself, the music video tackles the loss and hurt involved with bursts of free expression, still limited by the confines of current relationships. Rather than have moments of abandon, like the one that occurs at the climax of the video for “White Roses,” be laced with shame, Chance is painting a picture of truly intimate rupture.

“Just like the world around them, each character in the video is likewise broken,” Chance explains, leaving no question as to the radius of impact caused by one hiding their identity from loved ones. “I am portrayed by the boy in the trailer.”

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