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<small>Ivan Putrov in Ashton's "A Month in the Country" from the ROH shop
</small> Ivan Putrov: The Kid From Kiev
by Paul Webb for theatre now
Ivan Putrov starred in Scenes de Ballet and Sinfonietta at the Royal Opera House last night, 16th January. Born in Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine, he is the Royal Ballet's fastest-rising star.
Putrov's image is well-known. He's the cover boy for current Royal Opera House programme, and his image - half naked, holding a pose against a background of the conservatory that makes such a spectacular new foyer for the Opera House - has been a striking one on posters all over the tube.
His background, however, is as interesting as his looks. At a time when Russians are making an impact in the theatre world (as with Vassily Sigarev, the young author of Plasticene, whose next play, Black Milk, opens at the Royal Court on 4th February) and in a year when Rudolph Nureyev has been remembered in books and a season at the NFT, Ivan Putrov is a further example of East European talent taking London by storm. Theatrenow went to meet him. click for more