Posted on June 4, 2015
Dancer Sergei Polunin has launched a new project to foster the creation of new ballets and dances.
Based in London, and working in association with Sadler’s Wells, the project aims to create new work, supporting choreographers and working with artists from film, music and other arts.
Project Polunin was launched with a private fundraiser at Sadler’s Wells on June 1, with performances by Nehemiah Kish, Fumi Kaneko, Jason Reilly and Polunin himself, who danced a solo by Russell Maliphant.
Polunin said: “In association with Sadler’s Wells, we are launching Project Polunin with some of the very finest dancers of today. Our mission is to create new works for ballet through the collaboration of these dancers with contemporary artists, musicians and choreographers for both stage and film.
“We intend to make works that will captivate and inspire a whole new generation of dancers and audiences. To complete our film projects and the new dance production, we need to gather the creative and financial support that is so essential to keeping ballet alive and pertinent.”
For more information, visit Polunin’s facebook page.
Picture: Sergei Polunin. Photograph: Eric Richmond