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Men In Motion

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Former Royal Ballet Principal, Ivan Putrov, presents Men In Motion, an evening of works exploring the beauty of the male form in motion. Read More >

Former Royal Ballet Principal, Ivan Putrov, presents Men In Motion, an evening of works exploring the beauty of the male form in motion.

Award-winning dancers Matthew Ball, Irek Mukhamedov, Francesca Hayward and Edward Watson are among those joining dancer and producer Ivan Putrov in this thrilling and illuminating exploration of the changing role of the male dancer over the last century, which returns to the London Coliseum this November for two performances only.

Devised by Putrov, Men In Motion celebrates a fascinating repertoire of choreography which highlights the virtuosity and potency of the male dancer. For this new incarnation of Men In Motion, Putrov draws on his own experience and inspiration, as well as collaborating with some of the most exciting performing artists of this generation.

To the accompaniment of a live orchestra, the evening includes pieces by great choreographers like Michel Fokine and Russell Maliphant and a new piece created by Ludovic Ondiviela. Royal Ballet Principal Hayward joins Men In Motion as the sole ballerina, and Ivan Putrov dances the role made famous by Nijinsky in Le Spectre De La Rose.

There are further reasons for London to celebrate as Matthew Ball, the first soloist of the Royal Ballet, makes his London Coliseum debut performing an extract from Christopher Bruce’s Swansong. The new production also brings Giovanni Princic of the Dutch National Ballet, performing Ballet 101 by Eric Gauthier, and Mathieu Ganio Etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet will be dancing Prince’s solo from Nureyev’s Swan Lake and Clair de Lune by Alastair Marriott, with Philip Treacy creating the design especially for the show. In addition, Anton Lukovkin, former English National Ballet, will dance an extract from Petrushka.

Legendary Irek Mukhamedov, whose performance in English National Ballet’s Broken Wings last year won him a nomination for Outstanding Male Performance (Classical) in the National Dance Awards, returns to the stage and will perform a new work, specifically created by Arthur Pita.

To complete the performance Marian Walter, Principal of the Berlin State Ballet, will dance Ludovic Ondiviela’s Berlin and Roland Petit’s Pas de deux from Proust Ou Les Intermittences Du Coeur, together with Timofej Andrijashenko of La Scala Milan, who will dance Prince’s Act Two extract from Nureyev’s Sleeping Beauty.

First presented at Sadler’s Wells in 2012, Men In Motion has enjoyed sell-out success twice on the main stage, and has since been performed at venues across Europe.

Please be aware that this production contains some adult content which may not be suitable for young audiences.


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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 22/11/2017

Closing Night: 23/11/2017

Running time: TBC

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Cast & Creative


Dancers - Matthew Ball, Irek Mukhamedov, Francesca Hayward, Daniel Proietto, Ivan Petrov, Giovanni Princic, Mathieu Ganio Etoile, Anton Lukovkin, Marian Walter, Timofej Andrijashenko


Director - Ivan Putrov

Designer - Philip Treacy

Choreographer - Mikhail Fokine, Russell Maliphant, Ludovic Ondiviela, Vaslav Nijinsky, Arthur Pita, Christopher Bruce, Eric Gauthier, Rudolf Nureyev, Roland Petit

About London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4ES

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