KINGS OF THE DANCE to Make UK Debut at London Coliseum, March 19-22
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 SegerstromCenter for the Arts. It had its World Premiere at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, followed by its East Coast Premiere at New York City Center. KINGS OF THE DANCE is performed to a specially recorded score.
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