"Kings of the Dance" will make its UK debut at the London Coliseum, Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd March 2014.
The company showcases some of the best male ballet talent around, including Roberto Bolle from Teatro alla Scala, American Ballet Theatre's reigning stars Marcelo Gomes and Ivan Vasiliev, Denis Matvienko of the Mariinsky Ballet and Leonid Sarafanov of the Mikhailovsky Ballet. They will dance seven diverse pieces from Roland Petit, Patrick De Bana, Nacho Duato, Marco Goecke, Marcelo Gomes and Massimiliano Volpini.
Bolle and Vasiliev will perform Roland Petit's "Le Jeune Homme et la Mort", also featuring Svetlana Lunkina from the Bolshoi Ballet. Sarafanov, Gomes and Matvienko will appear in "Remanso", a work by Nacho Duato, and one that has been performed previously by The Royal Ballet. The evening will also include the London premiere of "KO’d" with choreography by Marcelo Gomes and music by Guillaume Côté.
The programme pans out as follows (although obviously subject to change):
Le Jeune Homme et la Mort (ch. Roland Petit)
Performed by Ivan Vasiliev (19th & 21st March), Roberto Bolle (20th & 22nd March) with Svetlana Lunkina
Remanso (ch. Nacho Duato)
Performed by Leonid Sarafanov, Denis Matvienko, Marcelo Gomes
Prototype (ch. Massimiliano Volpini)
Performed by Roberto Bolle
Morel et Saint-Loup (from the ballet Proust) (ch. Roland Petit)
Performed by Denis Matvienko & Marcelo Gomes
Tue (ch. Marco Goecke)
Performed by Leonid Sarafanov
Labyrinth of Solitude (ch. Patrick De Bana)
Performed by Ivan Vasiliev
KO’d (ch. Marcelo Gomes)
Performed by Marcelo Gomes, Roberto Bolle, Denis Matvienko, Ivan Vasiliev, Leonid Sarafanov
Tickets: £15 - £79
Box Office: 020 7845 9300 /www.eno.org