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World renowned male ballet stars in Kings of the Dance at Coliseum

Published: 14 February 2014
Reporter: Vera Liber

Kings of the Dance in KO'd by Marcelo Gomes Credit: Gene Schiavone

For four nights only, Wednesday – Saturday 19-22 March 2014, the critically-acclaimed Kings Of The Dance, illuminating the artistry, style and power of the male dancer, makes its UK debut at the London Coliseum. Tickets are already on sale.

And what a cast. The current Kings Of The Dance star line-up promises Roberto Bolle from Teatro alla Scala, American Ballet Theatre's Marcelo Gomes and Ivan Vasiliev, Russia's Denis Matvienko of the Mariinsky Ballet and Leonid Sarafanov of the Mikhailovsky Ballet.

These virtuoso performers will dance seven diverse pieces from Roland Petit, Patrick De Bana, Nacho Duato, Marco Goecke, Marcelo Gomes and Massimiliano Volpini.

Roberto Bolle and Ivan Vasiliev will perform Roland Petit's tragic Le Jeune Homme et la Mort, also featuring special guest artist Svetlana Lunkina from the Bolshoi Ballet.

Leonid Sarafanov, Marcelo Gomes and Denis Matvienko will appear in Remanso, a work by Nacho Duato created to demonstrate the line and strength of male dancers.

The evening will also include the London première of KO’d with choreography by Marcelo Gomes and music by Guillaume Côté.

Kings Of The Dance made its debut in 2006, starring Angel Corella, Johan Kobborg, Ethan Stiefel and Nikolay Tsiskaridze, produced by Sergei Danilian, as a co-production between Ardani Artists, one of the world's leading producers and presenters of dance, and Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

It had its world première at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, followed by its east coast première at New York City Center.