Enjoy this beautiful video. Wait a bit until it starts!
Have a great long weekend!
On July 2013 George Harvey and Garage Magazine invited ballet dancers Sergei Polunin and Kristina Shapran to create an unrehearsed improvisation to Satie’s Gnossienne No1.
Director: George Harvey
Performance: Sergei Polunin and Kristina Shapran
Director of Photography: Rufai Ajala
Stylist: Celestine Cooney
Make-Up and Grooming: Elias Hove @ Jedroot using MAC Cosmetics
RED Operator: Ramzey Sabbagh
DIT: Claire Fulton
Film Assistants: Kareem Abdul, Adam Slama and Jack Fitzsimmons
Styling Assistant: Trinity Ellis
Track: Gnossienne No. 1
Composer: Erik Satie
Pianist: Lang Lang
Clothing: Sergei Polunin wears trousers from Topman. Kristina Shapran wears skirt by Todd Lynn, top by DKNY Intimates and pants by HAY
Sergei Polunin was called the enfant terrible of ballet.
The 22-year-old Sergei Polunin dropped the bombshell in January 2012 when he was quitting London’s Royal Ballet at the height of his powers, it wasn’t for political or ideological reasons. In fact, it wasn’t even clear where Polunin was going, let alone what he was going there for.
So why would the man, who at 19 had become the youngest principal dancer in the history of Britain’s largest ballet company, apparently throw it all away? Were the stories of drug abuse – some instigated by Polunin himself in interviews – true? Was he approaching a moment of crisis – physical, artistic, mental or pharmaceutical?
Source: telegraph.co.uk – Sergei Polunin: dance with the devil – 30 May 2013
When I read his posts on Facebook right now it looks like he has recovered. He will be performing LA BAYADERE on 27 March 2016 at the Stanislavsky Music Theatre in Moscow.