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Men in Motion at the London Coliseum

Posted on November 19, 2013

putrov in remanso by andre uspenskiMen in Motion, Ivan Putrov’s showcase of male dancing, comes to the London Coliseum from January 30 to 31.

First presented at Sadler’s Wells, the show explores the history of the male dancer. With a changing line-up of male stars, it has been shown in Moscow and at the Ravenna Festival.

For the Coliseum performances, Putrov will be joined by The Royal Ballet’s Edward Watson, English National Ballet’s Vadim Muntagirov and Yonah Acosta, award-winning contemporary dancer Daniel Proietto, the Stuttgart Ballet’s Marijn Rademaker and Marian Walter of the Berlin Staatsballett.

The programme will include Ballets Russes classics L’Après-midi d’un faune and Le Spectre de la rose, both created for Nijinksy, and Russell Maliphant’s Two By Two. There will also be a new work by Arthur Pita, choreographer of Metamorphosis

 

Picture: Ivan Putrov in Remanso. Photograph: Andrej Uspenski

 

 

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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