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Ukrainian artist Sergei Polunin brings an all-new mixed bill to the West End’s London Palladium!
What to expect from Sergei Polunin at London's Palladium this summer
Sergei Polunin's latest appearance in London features a mixed programme that has been split into two. Programme 1 is a triple-bill that is set to run from 28 May to 30 May and includes such one-act ballets as Paradox (choreographed by Japanese choreographer and dancer Yuka Oishi), Fraudulent Smile (set to the music of KROKE and choreographed by Ross Freddie Ray), and Sacré (also choreographed by Oishi). Paradox stars first soloist of the Belgrade National Theatre, Dejan Kolarov, and first soloist of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre first, Alexey Lyubimov. Sacré is tanztheater solo piece starring Polunin that is set to Stravinsky's classic The Rite of Spring.
Programme 2 is set to run from 31 May to 1 June and will feature the long-awaited world premiere of Rasputin, directed by Oishi, along with a final ballet to be announced in due course. Rasputin stars an ensemble cast that includes Polunin, and it explores the life of the legendary Russian mystic and holy man who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II. Rasputin was famously depicted in the animated musical film from the '90s, Anastasia, as possessing supernatural powers.
For further information about each of the programmes and their casting, take a look at our casting announcement.
About world-class ballerino Sergei Polunin
Sergei is known as a miracle child who became the youngest Principal Dancer at age 19 to perform for the Royal Ballet in London. He is also widely considered to be ballet’s ‘bad-boy James Dean’ and infamously abandoned ballet after he began to grow tired of it, claiming it had robbed him of his childhood and his teenage years. A series of scandals involving alcohol and drugs ensued in his attempt to make up for his lost youth. Quitting the Royal Ballet in 2012, he claimed that the artist in him had died.
Flashforward three years later and Sergei made his triumphant return to ballet with the help of a clip shot by renowned photographer David LaChapelle in which he dances to Hozier’s “Take Me To Church.” The video went viral and currently boasts over 25 million views! And just like that at the drop of a hat, Sergei was back in the game!
Now Sergei Polunin is everywhere and can be seen performing in Hollywood films and adverts for famous luxury brands. Following his film debut in Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express, Sergei famously starred opposite Jennifer Lawrence in the Russian spy flick, Red Sparrow, as well as in Ralph Fiennes' The White Crow, a film based on the true life of Russian ballerino Rudolf Nureyev.
Sergei collaborated with Hozier once more for their hit single, “Movement,” and has also collaborated with Rankin to create his acclaimed Sergei x Rankin dance video, which featured music by art-rock group Husky Loop. As one of the most sought-after ballet talents, tickets to Sergei Polunin’s performances will often sell out in a matter of minutes.
Sergei Polunin London Palladium tickets sanctioned due to a series of disparaging comments
Tickets to see Sergei Polunin are no longer on sale due to the star's hateful speech against the LGBTQ+ community and against plus-size people.
Age restrictionChildren under 5 will not be admitted.
Running timeTo be confirmed.
Performance dates28 May – 1 June 2019
ContentRecommended for ages 5 and above.
Programme 1 will run from 28 to 30 May and will feature three one-act ballets: Sacré, Paradox, Fraudulent Smile.
Programme 2 will run from 31 May to 1 June and will feature the world premiere of Rasputin plus a final ballet to be announced later.
Venue InformationLondon Palladium8 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF
London Theatre Direct halt ticket sales for Sergei Polunin at the London Palladium in light of homophobic comments posted on Instagram
Following a series of disparaging comments made by Ukrainian-born, Russian dancer Sergei Polunin that were deemed overwhelmingly sexist, homophobic, and fat-shaming, London Theatre Direct have made the decision to pull the plug on ticket sales for the ballerino's upcoming mixed programme at the London Palladium.
21 May, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Press Release: London Theatre Direct announces halt of tickets sales for Sergei Polunin's mixed programme at the London Palladium
London Theatre Direct formally announce today that they will be halting ticket sales for Sergei Polunin's upcoming mixed dance programme at the London Palladium. The decision comes after the Ukrainian ballerino's series of hateful comments made last year came to our attention. Polunin's homophobic and sexist remarks, as well as his violent fat shaming against the clinically overweight, go against LTD's core values of diversity, acceptance, and equality.
21 May, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Full casting announced for Sergei Polunin's mixed bill at the London Palladium
The full cast has been confirmed for the new mixed dance programme by Sergei Polunin, which runs as two separate programmes from 28 May to 1 June 2019 at the London Palladium. Programme 1 runs from 28 to 30 May and is a triple bill that includes Fraudulent Smile, Paradox, and Sacré. Programme 2 will feature the world premiere of Rasputin and will run from 31 May to 1 June.
17 May, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Casting
Project Polunin Announces Casting
Sergei Polunin’s upcoming Project Polunin has released full casting information. The world famous Polunin will be joined by dancers from across Europe. Consisting of Goleizovsky’s Scriabiniana, Andrey Kaydanovskiy’s new ballet First Solo, and the world premiere of Polunin’s Satori, Project Polunin works to celebrate and highlight the history of classical dance while embodying our current times in the creation of their new works. In collaboration with artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers as well as dancers the project seeks to “convey the joy of dance”.
16 Nov, 2017 | By London Theatre Direct
Sadler's Wells 2017 Season
Known as London’s Dance House, Sadler’s Wells has played host to innumerable companies and productions since its first incarnation in 1683 and along the way it has earned a reputation for being one of the world’s leading dance venues. The Sadler’s Wells has expanded over the years becoming a production house, receiving house and managing the program at their West End base in the Peacock Theatre. Sadler’s Wells brings dance from all over the globe to a London audience. The dance featured in their venues ranges from classic and traditional to contemporary and avant-garde. This season at Sadler’s Wells there is something for everyone, but we’ll give you a little taste of some of the shows we think you shouldn’t miss along the way.
6 Jan, 2017 | By Sarah Gengenbach