Sex on Heels
We never thought that a group of ripped androgynous male performers would make such an impression on us until we met Kazaky. The four-man group sexed up the runway at the spectacular House of DIFFA — on an evening when competition for sexy was fierce.
The group comprises four super-fit Ukrainian dancers — Stas, Oleg, Kryll and Artyr — who have been friends since childhood. With their rock-hard abs, derriere-hugging pants and mile-high heels, it's impossible not to be captivated by them.
Even though their slim silhouettes lean toward the feminine (chiseled abs notwithstanding), Kazaky represents masculinity in the most liberal sense. "Our dancing is an expression of freedom," Oleg says.
Oleg is the brain behind the choreography — reminiscent of Madonna, Lady Gaga and burlesque — but the guys work together to perfect all routines. Right now, however, they are focusing more on their vocals.
"[Singing] is something we always knew we wanted to explore," Artyr says. Kazaky's first single, "In the Middle," has very few words, but the group continues to develop their vocal chords to incorporate more singing into their acts.
Outside of nightclubs and special performances — including the DSquared fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and in Madonna's "Girl Gone Wild" video — the guys spend their days practicing, both song and dance. Free time is nonexistent in Kazaky's world, but Oleg says, "It doesn't feel like work." Even as they dance in in those sky-high stilettos.
"There's some pain involved, but after two days of wearing the [6- to 7-inch] heels, we get used to it," Stas says. "It's all about perseverance."
Although audience members often speculate about their sexuality, the Kazaky boys play it close to the vest. Alex Hawgood with the New York Times reported that their personal lives stay private. "The reason we never answer this question is because we try to keep a kind of mysterious charm," Oleg told Hawgood.
More important, these guys take their jobs seriously, as evidenced by their simultaneous movements, high kicks and strong physiques.
Before their House of DIFFA performance, Oleg told us he hoped they wouldn't disappoint. Based on the cheers in the Chantilly Ballroom that night, we'd say these hotties nailed it.