Sergei Polunin credit David La Chapelle

Sergei Polunin is delighted to announce he will host a special mixed programme at the London Coliseum in a matinée performance on Sunday 10 December, offering 100 seats in the first two rows of the stalls to disadvantaged children, as well as providing a significant number of seats to ballet students. The event will support Project Polunin’s ongoing initiative to make dance accessible to people of all ages and incomes, and to inspire, nurture and support the creativity of young people in dance.

The programme will include the ground-breaking solo Take Me To Church, choreographed by Jade Hale Christofi, danced by Polunin, based on David LaChapelle’s video, which went viral in 2015. Other ballets presented on the day include Christian Spuck’s Le Grand Pas de Deux danced by Jason Reilly & Elisa Badenes from Stuttgart Ballet, What Love Tells Me by John Neumeier, danced by Alexandre Riabko & Silvia Azzoni from Hamburg Ballet, Memoria danced and choreographed by Miguel Altunaga from Rambert, Fredrick Ashton’s Rhapsody Pas de Deux danced by Valentino Zucchetti & Akane Takada from The Royal Ballet, Diana and Actaeon by Agrippina Vaganova, danced by Sergei Polunin, and Satori by Sergei Polunin, danced by Sergei Polunin, Natalia Osipova from The Royal Ballet, Jason Reilly from Stuttgart Ballet, Alexey Lyubimov from The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre, and The Royal Ballet School Junior Associate Tom Waddington.

Satori will be accompanied by the Orchestra of English National Opera, conducted by Gavin Sutherland.

The full programme for Sunday 10 December can be viewed here.


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