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International ballet star Sergei Polunin will make his London debut as Romeo alongside world-renowned ballerina Alina Cojocaru in the UK premiere of this acclaimed new version of Romeo & Juliet.
Choreographer Johan Kobborg’s version of the world’s greatest love story marries classical dance with a contemporary twist to create a dynamic, vibrant and modern re-telling of this ageless drama of all-consuming love, passion, ecstasy and heartbreak, all in the unique and spectacular setting of the Royal Albert Hall.
Set to Prokofiev’s powerful, exquisite score, and with a striking stage set design by Canadian-based sculptor David Umemoto, the story follows the narrative of Shakespeare’s play with the classical ballet vocabulary as its core language.
** This show was rescheduled from April 14th 2020.
Sergei Polunin trained at the Kyiv Choreographic Institute, before joining the Royal Ballet School aged 13 on a scholarship from the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation. He became a first soloist at the Royal Ballet in 2009 and was promoted to Principal in 2010, aged 19. Sergei left the Royal Ballet in 2012 to dance as Senior Principal for the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre and as Guest Soloist with Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. At present he performs all over the world with leading companies.
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Alina Cojocaru is a Romanian ballet dancer. She began her ballet training at a young age, studying first at Bucharest ballet school, then Romanian State Ballet school, followed by the Kiev Ballet school, before winning a scholarship with the Royal Ballet School in London.
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