David Hallberg and Hee Seo appear on The Colbert Report.
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It was all very tasteful and dignified, that is until Colbert decided to join in. Dressed in a conservative dark blazer and a pair of semi-sheer ballet tights, Colbert hopped and flitted about the stage, pausing once to draw attention to his (ahem) codpiece. As snowflakes fell from the ceiling, Colbert caught ballerina Seo and gracefully dipped her toward the ground.
Despite Stephen Colbert’s accusations that Mr. Hallberg was “Benedict Arnold in slightly tighter pants,” the dancer gently reminded him that “the cold war’s over.” He went on to discuss his decision to leave the United States for Moscow to pursue his dreams in dance. “I love a challenge, I love risk,” Mr. Hallberg said. Mr. Colbert responded: “There’s nothing risky or challenging in the United States? Dance on fire. Do the ‘Firebird’ on fire.”