Sergei Polunin – Dancer

2nd March 2017 London Palladium

Dogwoof proudly presents the UK premiere of DANCER, followed by a Q&A and live performance by Sergei Polunin. Broadcast live from the London Palladium, this exclusive event will connect Sergei Polunin with his existing fans as well as introducing him to a brand new fan-base, up close and personal from the best seat in the house!

Directed by Academy Award® nominated Steve Cantor, DANCER offers a uniquely personal portrait of a most singular man and dancer. Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal. At the peak of his success, aged 21, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom – his talent more a burden than a gift.

From archive footage of Polunin training at the age of 4 to be an Olympic gymnast, to intimate material shot by both his parents, and in-depth interviews with family, friends, colleagues through to footage of Sergei’s life on and off the stage now, we witness every step of his journey. The film includes a special contribution from renowned photographer and director David LaChapelle, who in 2015 shot Polunin’s dance to Hozier’s ‘Take Me to Church’ and generated over 10 Million YouTube views within two months of its release online. DANCER is an unprecedented look into the life of a complex young man who has made ballet go viral.

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14 – 18 March Sadler’s Wells

Ukrainian ballet prodigy Sergei Polunin trained at The Royal Ballet School before joining The Royal Ballet, where he rapidly rose through the ranks, becoming their youngest principal ever.

Now, with Project Polunin he aims to create new dance and ballet works through the collaboration of dancers with contemporary artists, musicians and choreographers for both stage and film. This triple bill includes both classical and modern pieces, including the UK premiere of Vladimir Vasiliev’s Icarus, and Tea or Coffee, a company piece choreographed by Andrey Kaydanovskiy.

The programme will also feature the world premiere of Echo and Narcissus, a piece co-created by Polunin in collaboration with composer Ilan Eshkeri, who wrote the music for Polunin’s biographical film Dancer and conceived the idea for Echo and Narcissis, and the photographer and artist David LaChapelle, whose previous collaboration with Polunin helped launch him to stardom with his performance to Hozier’s Take Me to Church.

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Article by Dan Costin

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