Dancing With the Stars: Watch Karina and Apolo’s Emotional DanceOct 30, 2012 @ 11:25 am
Karina Smirnoff and partner Apolo Anton Ohno performed a Viennese Waltz to the cancer-fighting anthem “Skin” by the Rascal Flatts on last night’s Dancing With the Stars, a routine so moving, it caused judge Carrie Ann Inaba to call it “poetry in motion.” “This was one of the most touching, inspirational, and emotional dances I’ve had the chance to choreograph and create with Apolo this season,” Smirnoff told InStyle.com. “I knew this dance would bring out the side that we all wanted to see from Apolo. It was not about laughter or fun, but more about inspiration, emotions, sentiment, and romance.” That also meant the look had to match. “I wanted to create something that was stripped of everything, so the main focus would be the dance and the meaning behind it,” Smirnoff said. “It was a simple, elegant, beautiful dress that flowed when we danced and I loved it. I added a touch of dazzle to it, a very simple stone in that back of the dress to give it a little more sophistication.” Watch the dress in motion above.
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