Men in Motion
‘It makes a pretty wonderful case for the male dancer.’
‘Showcasing male strength, beauty and diversity at its best.’
Award-winning dancers Matthew Ball, Irek Mukhamedov, Daniel Proietto and Edward Watson are among those joining dancer and producer Ivan Putrov in a new production of his thrilling and illuminating exploration of the changing role of the male dancer over the last century. Men in Motion pays homage to the great dancers and choreographers of the past and showcases some of the most exciting artists at work today.
To the accompaniment of a live orchestra, the evening includes pieces by great choreographers from Michel Fokine to Russell Maliphant. Ivan Putrov dances the role made famous by Nijinsky in Le Spectre de la Rose and Daniel Proietto performs the exquisite Afterlight, a piece inspired by Nijinsky. Royal Ballet principal, Edward Watson reprises the comic but ultimately poignant Volver, Volver which sees him move from matinee idol to spiderman. Matthew Ball, rising star of The Royal Ballet, makes his London Coliseum debut and the legendary Irek Mukhamedov makes a welcome return to the stage in a new work created for him by Arthur Pita.