Men in Motion, first presented at Sadlers Wells, has since been performed with great success in Moscow and at the Ravenna Festival, Italy. This show, devised by Ivan Putrov, is an exploration of the history of the male dancer over the last century.
Since its first performances Putrov has had the opportunity to develop his ideas. His research into the huge repertoire has revealed many fascinating pieces of choreography, which highlight the virtuosity and potency of the male dancer. He has also had the good fortune to collaborate with some of the most significant performing artists of this generation.
In this program he is joined by an astonishing array of acclaimed dancers including Edward Watson and Vadim Muntagirov, both nominated for best dancer of the year by the National Dance Critics’ Circle, Marian Walter, Daniel Proietto, Marijn Rademaker, Rainer Krenstetter, Elena Glurdjidze, Valentino Zucchetti and Yonah Acosta. The celebration of 100 years of the male in dance starts with two iconic works - L'Apres-midi d'un Faune and Le Spectre de la Rose, and finishes with the dynamic and celebrated Two x Two by Russell Maliphant. There will also be a new creation by Arthur Pita, Artist in Residence at Jerwood Dance House DanceEast and creator of the critically acclaimed work TheMetamorphosis. The work presented in this show is a true treasure trove, with many riches, which will surely enlighten as well as entertain an audience, who will happily recognize old favorites, but also be dazzled by new and unfamiliar discoveries.
The evening will have Mozart, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Faure played live with orchestra and chorus under Richard Bernas.
Photo by Scott Trindle.