Programme announced for Sergei Polunin’s London Palladium Mixed Bill!

Sergei Polunin in Sacré © Alexey Kerkis

International ballet star Sergei Polunin has today announced the programme for his anticipated mixed bill at the London Palladium from 28 May to 1 June 2019

The programme on 28, 29 and 30 May will feature three one-act ballets: Fraudulent SmileParadox and Sacré, while the programme on 31 May and 1 June will feature the world premiere of Rasputin, with a final ballet to be announced at a later date.

Johan Kobborg in Fraudulent Smile © Alexey Kerkis

Fraudulent Smile is choreographed by Ross Freddie Ray to music by KROKE and will star Polunin and Johan Kobborg, with further casting to be announced.

Alexey Lyubimov and Dejan Kolarov in Paradox © Alexey Kerkis

Paradox and Sacré have both been choreographed by Japanese dancer and choreographer Yuka Oishi

Paradox is performed to music by Stravinsky (Soldier’s Tale) and Chopin and will star Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre first soloist Alexey Lyubimov and Belgrade National Theatre first soloist Dejan KolarovSacré is a piece of tanztheater set to Stravinsky’s iconic The Rite of Spring and will be performed as a solo piece starring Polunin.

Both Paradox and Sacré explore aspects of the life of famous dancer Vaslav Nijinsky in his 130th birthday year, with Sacré reinterpreting his infamous ballet Le Sacre du Printemps, originally created for Ballets Russes in 1913.

Sergei Polunin in Sacré © Alexey Kerkis

The world premiere of Rasputin is also choreographed by Yuka Oishi, with a new score by Russia’s most prominent representative of the neoclassical music scene, Kirill Richter, set design by Otto Bubenicek.

The title role will be performed by Polunin with the rest of the cast to be announced at a later date.

Rasputin explores the life of the Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II.

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