This summer’s hot dance ticket will be Ardani 25 Dance Gala at the London Coliseum, presented by impresario Sergei Danilian. The evening features an all-star line-up which includes Natalia Osipova, Edward Watson, Ivan Vasiliev and Marcelo Gomes.
The programme will feature three exciting and diverse contemporary pieces, opening with the UK Premiere of Zeitgeist, created for Royal Ballet partners Natalia Osipova and Edward Watson. Set to Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto, the work is choreographed by Alastair Marriott and will feature other members of the Royal Ballet Marcelino Sambé, Tomáš Mock, Donald Thom. Zeitgeist will have its world premiere at Ardani 25 Dance Gala and will be included on tour as part of the Solo for Two Project. Tristesse is created by acclaimed dancer and choreographer Marcelo Gomes, who took his inspiration from French poet Paul Éluard. Gomes will perform in the UK Premiere of his piece along with Denis Matvienko, Joaquín De Luz and Friedemann Vogel. Tristesse was originally created for Kings of the Dance in December 2014. Finishing the bill is Arthur Pita’s Facada, which was seen at the London Coliseum in Solo for Two in August 2014. Pita adapted the piece especially for Osipova and Vasiliev, from his original piece God’s Garden. Original music and traditional fado will be played live by Frank Moon.
This production is performed to a recorded soundtrack.