Opened 19 Mar 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
In 2006, Kings of the Dance had its world premiere at Segerstrom Center for the Arts followed by its? East Coast Premiere at New York City Center. Now, the critically-acclaimed Kings of the Dance makes its London debut showcasing the phenomenal artistry, style and power of today's most celebrated male dancers. This latest incarnation showcases the incomparable Roberto Bolle from Teatro alla Scala, American Ballet Theatre's reigning stars Marcelo Gomes and Ivan Vasiliev, Russia's brilliant Denis Matvienko of the Mariinsky Ballet and Leonid Sarafanov of the Mikhailovsky Ballet. These virtuoso performers will dance seven diverse pieces from Roland Petit, Patrick De Bana, Nacho Duato, Marco Goecke, Marcelo Gomes and Massimiliano Volpini. Roberto Bolle and Ivan Vasiliev will perform Roland Petit's tragic Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, also featuring Special Guest Artist, award-winning Svetlana Lunkina from the Bolshoi Ballet. Leonid Sarafanov, Marcelo Gomes and Denis Matvienko will appear in Remanso, a work by Nacho Duato created to demonstrate the line and strength of male dancers. The evening will also include the London premiere of KO'd, with choreography by Marcelo Gomes' and music by Guillaume Cote. Kings of the Dance is performed to a specially recorded score.