The closest I've come to appreciating ballet or Swan Lake is my excitement over the soon-to-be-released The Black Swan, featuring a total freakout performance by Natalie Portman. Director Darren Aronofsky hasn't been this twisted since Requiem for a Dream.
That is, until I watched this utterly amazing clip of the Great Chinese State Circus production. At about :40 your jaw will drop... and stay there for the next three minutes. How does that hunky man do this? How does she do this?