NEWS: Sergei Polunin to Return to Sadler’s Wells with Project Polunin

Acclaimed dancer Sergei Polunin will return to Sadler’s Wells with Project Polunin, performing from the 14th March. 


This new production, running at Sadler’s Wells from the 14th to the 18th March will aim to challenge perceptions of dance through live performance as well as a way for a new generation to explore what the future holds.

Project Polunin was created in 2015 by the Ukrainian ballet prodigy Sergei Polunin to create new ballet and dance pieces, which are created through the collaboration between dancers with contemporary artists, musicians and choreographers for both stage and film.

It is a triple bill programme that is a mixture between classical and modern pieces. The programme at Sadler’s Wells in March 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 final work to be included in the programme is 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.

Sergei Polunin is a Ukrainian ballet prodigy who trained at the Kiev Choreographic State School and The Royal Ballet School before joining The Royal Ballet, where he rapidly rose through the ranks, becoming their youngest principal ever. He has won numerous awards for his performances including the  Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for the Best Male Dancer in 2010.

Project Polunin will perform at Sadler’s Wells from the 14th to the 18th March. For more information visit:


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