Sergei Polunin at The London Palladium

Published: 1 September 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Sergei Polunin, London, 2016 Credit: Albert Watson

Ballet dancer Sergei Polunin will visit the London Palladium for one night only on 15 October 2021 to promote his autobiography, Free: A Life In Images And Words (teNeues Publishing, 2021), in an evening of intimate conversation and new solos.

Polunin will give his own insight into his life: his childhood in Ukraine as well as the beginning of his dance training in Kiev, his journey to the UK to study at the Royal Ballet School in his teens and his rise to become one of the most talked-about dancers of his generation and youngest ever Royal Ballet principal.

He will perform the UK premières of two solos: Bolero—a new interpretation of Ravel’s music with choreography by Ross Freddie Ray and video design by Teun Van der Zalm—and Paradiso, from the three-part Dante Metanoia dedicated to Dante’s 700 anniversary and premièred at the Ravenna Festival in September, with music by Kirill Richter, choreography by Jiri Bubenicek and set design by Otto Bubenicek.