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  1. Here is an interesting announcement of a virtual reality collaboration between Sensorium “a high-tech company expanding IT, AI and VR into the entertainment market” and the Sergei Polunin Charity Foundation. https://sensoriumxr.com/articles/8 It will be interesting to find out who the ‘ten other leading world dance stars’ will be, as mentioned in the article, that Sergei will choose to include in this project. I’ve included an initial video filmed in Los Angeles in February 2020, I believe. From 1.43-1.57 it is his avatar dancing ‘Take Me To Church’ not him. (Personally I don’t think they have captured his hands well enough yet ... I am assuming that will get refined in time.) I also notice some music and choreography from his ballet Rasputin, so there will be more VR to come. I know very little about VR so I cannot imagine how this might be used. Although I can imagine how wonderful it would be if we had an avatar of say Nijinsky, who could then be able to perform new ballets alongside real and/or other VR dancers. The possibilities are endless. Separately here is a link to lots of information on Sergei’s charity ... https://polunin.foundation/en/foundation/fond/
  2. News from Japan: Alina Cojocaru’s Dream Project 2020 is to be performed 5-11 February 2020 in Tokyo and Otsu-shi, Shiga and will feature Friedemann Vogel with Alina in Ballet Imperial in Programme A. Programme B will feature Sergei Polunin with Alina in the complete Marguerite and Armand. I am guessing Johan Kobborg will play Armand’s father. (He has already performed this role in 2016 when Alina and Friedemann were the leads.) Other participants announced so far are Osiel Gouneo and Nancy Osbaldeston. https://www.nbs.or.jp/stages/2020/cojocaru/index.html
  3. i am wondering how it went! anyone see any reviews anywhere? i didn't realize it was an outdoor venue, not being familiar with Italy.
  4. I haven’t started a new thread before so please bear with me. Dance Europe subscribers will see an interesting interview in the July edition with Johan Kobborg (he is always interesting!) on the new Romeo and Juliet he is choreographing for Sergei Polunin and Alina Cojocaru in the main roles for Poluninink company. The premiere will be in the Arena Di Verona on Monday 26th August and it will be classical ballet (women en pointe, men in tights) we are told, with a modern take. Intriguing. There are frequent updates via twitter/instagram, from Johan mostly, including names of the others in the 24 strong cast including Valentino Zucchetti as Mercutio, Nikolas Gaifullin (principal at Atlanta Ballet) as Tybalt, and Ross Freddie Ray McCaw (role not yet known). I’m really looking forward to this unique potentially once in a lifetime event.
  5. If anyone has tickets they can no longer use for Romeo and Juliet in Verona on Monday 26th August please let me know, as a fan is looking for 2 armchair seats together. Separately a friend has one spare (due to family life events) to sell. Let me know and I can put you in direct contact.
  6. Rave reviews from Italy for this tour of Fraudulent Smile and Sacre in beautiful summer venues - see poster below. One more show on 27/7. Sergei added an extra performance of ‘Take Me To Church’ last night in the courtyard of Santa Maria Novella in Florence as a ‘thank you’ for the love he is getting there, especially from Florence. Videos can be found on Instagram showing his remarkable emotion, technique and stamina, and in the 40 degree heat. Ross Freddie Ray says ....
  7. Dansomanie announces Serguei Polunin as a guest for the next run of Swan Lake in Paris !
  8. Prob been mentioned elsewhere, but 'Dancer' film is on BBC2 tonight 11pm https://www.radiotimes.com/tv/tv-listings/?sd=22-09-2018 23:00
  9. This, google-translated: Sergei Polunin Ballet left and went to study acting in Hollywood 17: 3010.09.2014470870 The famous and well-known dancer in the world, the prime minister of the Musical Theatre of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Ballet decided to leave and pursue an acting profession, he resigned from the State Theatre and was a guest soloist of the ballet troupe, told RIA Novosti CEO theater Ara Karapetyan. Sergei Polunin. archive photo © RIA Novosti. Vladimir Vyatkin | Buy graphic MOSCOW, Sept. 10 - RIA Novosti. The famous and well-known dancer in the world, the prime minister of the Musical Theatre of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Ballet decided to leave and pursue an acting profession, he resigned from the State Theatre and was a guest soloist of the ballet troupe, told RIA Novosti CEO theater Ara Karapetyan. "Sergei decided to leave the ballet and pursue an acting career. He went to Hollywood, where he will learn in acting school. At 25 years old Sergei Polunin has achieved everything, what can only dream dancer, and decided to start a new life," - said Karapetyan. If something in Polunin goes wrong or he changes his mind and wants to come back again in the ballet, the way the director said, "the door of the Musical Theatre of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko always open for him." Polunin was born in Kherson, and studied at the Kiev Ballet School. In 2003, at the age of 13 years with the support of Rudolf Nureyev, he went to London to study at the Royal Ballet School. At the end of the age of 17 joined the Royal Ballet, where at age 19 he became the youngest prime minister in its history. At 22, Polunin left London and returned to Russia, where the summer of 2012, he became Prime Minister of the Musical Theatre of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko. Polunin fulfilled almost all the leading roles in classical ballets. His work has received numerous awards and honors. RIA Novosti http://ria.ru/culture/20140910/1023547026.html#ixzz3CwZ87Zut
  10. I have just received the following email from the London Coliseum, which may interest some: We are delighted to share with you the news that Ukrainian ballet star Sergei Polunin’s company, Project Polunin, will present a mixed programme of new and revived work at the London Coliseum from 5 – 10 December 2017. The programme will feature an international cast and creative team, including Polunin himself. As an ENO Supporter, you are eligible for priority booking ahead of the general public – priority booking is now open. [obviously this email was addressed to me and I am a Friend of ENO... RSE] With Project Polunin, Sergei aims to create new dance and ballet works for both stage and film, through the collaboration between dancers, contemporary artists, musicians and choreographers from all creative backgrounds. Project Polunin will strive to make dance accessible to people of all ages and to inspire, nurture and support young people to be more creative. Full casting and details of the programme are to be announced later this year.
  11. Sundance Selects acquires ‘Dancer' http://www.screendaily.com/news/distribution/sundance-selects-acquires-dancer/5101172.article
  12. Osipova and Polunin are now being advertised as dancing at the World Trade Centre in Dubai on the 8th and 9th April 2016. The programme is said to include part of Paquita. and they are described as being from the Royal Ballet.
  13. Well I've seen a number of tweets which suggest he has joined the Stanislavsky Ballet...
  14. 13 Mar 2012 – 15 Mar 2012 Now with Putrov and Polunin joint-headlining, and a different cast and programme http://www.sadlerswe...n-Men-in-Motion Lifted straight from the website: "Following the sell-out run of Ivan Putrov’s Men in Motion earlier this year, the former Royal Ballet Principal returns to Sadler’s Wells with an evening of works showcasing the athleticism and beauty of the male form in motion. For this exciting programme Putrov will be joined by some of the world’s finest dancers including Sergei Polunin (former Royal Ballet Principal), Tim Matiakis (Royal Ballet of Denmark), Clyde Archer and Isaac Montllor (Spain's Compañía Nacional de Danza). The evening will include Nacho Duato’s modern trio Remanso and a new piece choreographed by Polunin himself. Also on the bill will be Leon Jacobson’s Vestris – a solo originally choreographed in 1969 for a young Mikhail Baryshnikov after he won the International Ballet Competition in Moscow. Other highlights include one of the most famous works ever created for the male dancer, Vaslav Nijinsky’s L'après-midi d'un faune set to Debussy’s beautiful music." (which involves half-a-dozen women, or should do, of course) Edit: clashes with BRB at the Coliseum, but coincides with a couple of "dead" nights at the ROH.
  15. This happened while ballet.co was taken down. I should love to hear from others who saw it and what they thought My local Odeon was almost full to capacity which cheered me not a little as it means they will go on showing ballet and of course added to the atmosphere. Beauty is not my favourite but I do appreciate its place in the classics and the RB repertoire. The advantages of watching from your local cinema are that you see a lot more of the mime in close up, you see the costumes in close up and you see the dancers facial expressions in close up. The disadvantages are that you do not always get a view of the whole stage when you would like it and even the smallest mistakes are highlighted In this particular performance of SB there were quite a few things to love. The mime was excellent, the new costumes exquisite and the views of the orchestra a bonus. I was however underwhelmed by some of the dancing. The corps were rather ragged at the beginning, as were some of the soloists. Poor Lauren missed some of her balances and made at least one uncontrolled landing as did the Bluebird I thought some of the camera angles did not help. Legs looked sturdy which I am sure they are not and we had more 'crotch' shots than were really necessary This performance was screened round the world and will be shown again in recording. Was it as polished as it should be?
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