IVAN PUTROV MAKES HIS DEBUT PERFORMANCE IN LE JEUNE HOMME ET LA MORT WITH ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET

April 12, 2013

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IVAN PUTROV MAKES HIS DEBUT PERFORMANCE IN LE JEUNE HOMME ET LA MORT WITH ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET

 

dancer jumps next to ball

Ivan Putrov Photograph : Paul Smith courtesy of the Royal Opera House

Ecstasy and Death

London Coliseum

18-21 April 2013

 

Petite Mort by Jiří Kylián

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort by Roland Petit

Etudes by Harald Lander

 

English National Ballet is pleased to announce that Ivan Putrov is to appear as a guest artist with the Company making his debut in Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort.  He will alternate in the title role with Nicolas Le Riche of the Paris Opera Ballet, and Company soloist Fabian Reimair, also making his debut in the role.

 

English National Ballet Artistic Director Tamara Rojo said: “I am delighted to welcome Ivan to join us to dance in Petit’s masterpiece of love and despair.”

 

Ivan Putrov, said: “I am privileged to have been asked to work on this ballet and given the chance to touch the genius of Roland Petit.”

 

Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort (The Young Man and Death), with music by Bach and libretto by Cocteau, follows a young man compelled by love for a cruel mistress. He desperately waits for her in his Parisian garret; but when she finally arrives, it is to torment him, pushing him to commit suicide.

 

The Ecstasy and Death programme, which opens at the London Coliseum on Thursday 18 April, showcases three twentieth-century ballets demonstrating the company’s versatility and technical virtuosity.  Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort features six male dancers, six female dancers and six foils exploring energy, silence and sexuality is set to two Mozart piano concertos.  Harald Lander’s Etudes, is an homage to classical ballet which moves from the simple exercises of the ballet class to a full blown bravura performance.

 

Le Jeune Homme et la Mort
18 April Rojo – Le Riche
19 April Zhang – Putrov (Matinee)
19 April Rojo – Le Riche
20 April Rojo – Le Riche (Matinee)
20 April Zhang – Putrov
21 April Zhang – Reimar

Ivan Putrov replaces Yonah Acosta in Le Jeune Homme et la Mort.

 

Petite Mort

18 April Klimentova, Osbaldeston, Oliveira, Ovsyanick, Summerscales, Fumero, Streeter, Bosch, Reimair, Forbat, Berlanga, Muntagirov
19 April  (Matinee)  McWhinney, Glurdjidze, Takahashi, Zehr, Ramirez, Stott, Streeter, Forbat, Bosch, Young, Atymtayev, Westwell (Matinee)
19 April Klimentova, Osbaldeston, Oliveira, Ovsyanick, Summerscales, Fumero, Streeter, Bosch, Reimair, Forbat, Berlanga, Muntagirov
20 April  (Matinee)  McWhinney, Glurdjidze, Takahashi, Zehr, Ramirez, Stott, Streeter, Forbat, Bosch, Young, Atymtayev, Westwell (Matinee)
20 April Klimentova, Osbaldeston, Oliveira, Ovsyanick, Summerscales, Fumero, Streeter, Bosch, Reimair, Forbat, Berlanga, Muntagirov
21 April McWhinney, Glurdjidze, Takahashi, Zehr, Ramirez, Stott, Streeter, Forbat, Bosch, Young, Atymtayev, Westwell (Matinee)

 

Etudes
18 April Takahashi, Muntagirov, Forbat and Berlanga
19  April (Matinee) Kase, Saruhashi, Menezes and Vargas (Matinee)
19 April Takahashi, Muntagirov, Forbat and Berlanga
20 April (Matinee) Kase, Saruhashi, Menezes and Vargas (Matinee)
20 April Rojo, Muntagirov, Forbat and Atymtayev
21 April Rojo, Muntagirov, Forbat and Atymtayev (Matinee

Ivan Putrov

Ivan Putrov, born 8 March 1980, is a Ukrainian-born ballet dancer. An independent dance artist, he was a principal dancer with The Royal Ballet from 2002 until July 2010. Awards include Premier Prix at the Prix de Lausanne; Gold medal at the Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition; Gold Medal at the Nijinsky Festival; Critics’ Circle National Dance Award; Medal for Work and Achievement from the President of Ukraine and made an Honorary Artist of Ukraine. Pet Shop Boys have written The Most Incredible Thing for Ivan and this ballet was first performed at Sadler’s Wells in 2011 and has been filmed by the BBC. In 2012 Ivan conceived and produced Men in Motion at Saddler’s Wells Theatre, London. Men in Motion was last seen in Moscow in February 2013

 

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