Ukrainian ballet prodigy Sergei Polunin trained at The Royal Ballet School before joining The Royal Ballet, where he rapidly rose through the ranks, becoming their youngest principal ever.
Project Polunin is a triple bill of classical and modern pieces. The programme at Sadler's Wells will include the UK premiere of Vladimir Vasiliev's Icarus: The Night before the Flight, performed by Sergei Polunin and Natalia Osipova, and Tea or Coffee, a company piece choreographed by Andrey Kaydanovskiy. The programme will also feature the world premiere of Narcissus & Echo, a piece conceived and composed by Ilan Eshkeri and co-created with Polunin and photographer and artist David LaChapelle, together with Associate Choreographer Valentino Zuchetti and Artistic Associate Nehemiah Kish. Polunin previously collaborated with LaChapelle, performing in his interpretation of Hozier's ?Take Me to Church'. Eshkeri wrote the music for Polunin's biographical film Dancer.