THE UK PREMIERE OF KINGS OF THE DANCE

September 10, 2013

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THE UK PREMIERE OF KINGS OF THE DANCE

Ivan Vasiliev in La Bayadère. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor.

Ivan Vasiliev in La Bayadère Photograph : Rosalie O’Connor.

19th – 22nd MARCH 2014, LONDON COLISEUM

The critically-acclaimed KINGS OF THE DANCE makes its UK debut at the London Coliseum, Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd March 2014, showcasing the phenomenal artistry, style and power of its celebrated male dancers.

The current KINGS OF THE DANCE line-up showcases the incomparable Roberto Bolle from Teatro alla Scala, American Ballet Theatre’s reigning stars Marcelo Gomes and Ivan Vasiliev, Russia’s brilliant Denis Matvienko of the Mariinsky Ballet and the compelling Leonid Sarafanov of the Mikhailovsky Ballet. These virtuoso performers will dance seven diverse pieces from Roland Petit, Patrick De Bana, Nacho Duato, Marco Goecke, Marcelo Gomes and Massimiliano Volpini.

Roberto Bolle and Ivan Vasiliev will perform Roland Petit’s tragic Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, also featuring Special Guest Artist, the award-winning Svetlana Lunkina from the Bolshoi Ballet. Leonid Sarafanov, Marcelo Gomes and Denis Matvienko will appear in Remanso, a work by Nacho Duato created to demonstrate the line and strength of male dancers. The evening will also include the London premiere of KO’d with choreography by Marcelo Gomes’ and music by Guillaume Côté.

KINGS OF THE DANCE made its debut in 2006, starring Angel Corella, Johan Kobborg, Ethan Stiefel and Nikolay Tsiskaridze, produced by Sergei Danilian, as a co-production between Ardani Artists, one of the world’s leading producers and presenters of dance, and Segerstrom Center for the Arts. It had its World Premiere at SegerstromCenter for the Arts, followed by its East Coast Premiere at New York CityCenter. KINGS OF THE DANCE is performed to a specially recorded score.

 

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

ACT ONE

 

LE JEUNE HOMME ET LA MORT

Music:                                     Johann Sebastian Bach (Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582)

Libretto:                                 Jean Cocteau

Choreography:                       Roland Petit

Staging:                                  Luigi Bonino

Lighting:                                 Jean-Michel Desire

Set:                                         Georges Wakhevitch

Costumes:                              Karinska

Set courtesy of:                      English National Ballet

First performance:                 1946, Les Ballets des Champs-Elysees, Paris

 

Performed by:                        Ivan Vasiliev (19th & 21st March), Roberto Bolle (20th & 22nd March) Svetlana Lunkina (19th – 22nd March)

 

INTERVAL

 

ACT TWO

 

REMANSO

Music:                                     Enrique Granados

Choreography:                       Nacho Duato

Set and Costumes:                Nacho Duato

Lighting Design:                     Brad Fields

Staging:                                  Tony Fabre

Organization & Production:  Carlos Iturrioz – Media Producciones SL (Spain)

First performance:                 1997, American Ballet Theater, New York

 

Performed by:                        Leonid Sarafanov, Denis Matvienko, Marcelo Gomes

 

INTERVAL

 

ACT THREE

 

PROTOTYPE

Music by:                                Piero Salvatori produced by Fausto Dase

Concept & Choreography:    Massimiliano Volpini

Costumes by:                         Roberto Guidi di Bagno made by Sartoria Farani

Co-directed by:                      Avantgarde Numerique and XCHanges Vfx Design

Visual effects by:                   XCHanges VFx

 

Performed by:                        Roberto Bolle

 

MOREL ET SAINT-LOUP from ballet PROUST

Music:                                     Gabriel Faure

Choreography:                       Roland Petit

Staging:                                  Luigi Bonino

First performance:                 1974, National Ballet of Marseille

 

Performed by:                        Denis Matvienko & Marcelo Gomes

 

TUE

Music by:                                Barbara (Songs: Drout, Sid’ amour a mort)

Choreography:                       Marco Goecke

Assistant to Choreographer: Rolando D’Alesio

 

Performed by:                        Leonid Sarafanov

 

LABYRINTH OF SOLITUDE

Music by:                                Tomaso Antonio Vitali (Ciaconne in G Minor for Violin and Piano)

Choreography:                       Patrick De Bana

 

Performed by:                        Ivan Vasiliev

 

KO’d

Music by:                                Guillaume Côté (Piano Sonata no. 4 in F# minor)

Choreography:                       Marcelo Gomes

 

Performed by:                        Marcelo Gomes, Roberto Bolle, Denis Matvienko, Ivan Vasiliev, Leonid Sarafanov

 

 

Programme and Cast subject to change.

 

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

 

Dates:                                     Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd March, 7.30pm

Venue:                                    London Coliseum, St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4ES

Press Night:                            Wednesday 19th March

Tickets:                                   £15 – £79

Box Office:                              020 7845 9300 /online

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