Kings of the Dance Reign!

Kings of the Dance Reign - Opus 3From the romantic era to our days the female dancer has been the center of attention.

That is changing.

A group of elite dancers have come together to show their prowess and artistry in an all male ensemble: Kings of the Dance and they reign. This is the 3rd edition of the program.

Kings of the Dance Reign

Five years after its world premiere at Segerstrom Center for the Arts and New York City Center, Kings of the Dance returns with an all-new program showcasing the incredible power, athleticism and artistry of today’s most celebrated male ballet stars.

Kings of the Dance: Opus 3 will feature Guillaume Côté of the National Ballet of Canada, Marcelo Gomes of American Ballet Theatre, David Hallberg of American Ballet Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet, Denis Matvienko of the Mariinsky Ballet and Ivan Vasiliev of the Mikhailovsky Ballet.

The men will dance eight New York premieres created by Mauro Bigonzetti, Edward Clug, Patrick De Bana, Nacho Duato, Jorma Elo, Marco Goecke and Marcelo Gomes. The evening will also include a historic collaboration by two of the dancers: a work choreographed by Gomes to music by Côté.

Kings of the Dance: Opus 3, another of the extraordinary dance events for which Ardani Artists is renowned, is a co-production with Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Performances at New York City Center conclude the world tour that started in Moscow and continued in St. Petersburg, Riga, Novosibirsk, Kiev and Orange County.

Original source and additional information.

Here’s are excerpts of the different ballets to be performed by the dancers and commentaries from them. David Hallberg is first to express his gratitude for the opportunity to participate in this project. Ivan Vasiliev also comments in the video. He executes his pirouttes with precision during the rehearsal. Denis Matvienko and Marcelo Gomes also appear in the video below.

YouTube video by ABG World LLC.

Definitely Kings of the Dance Reign.

I find the concept of Kings truly refreshing. I’m glad these dancers and their audience (you and I) can experience another side of ballet where they can  be center stage in this one-of-a-kind opportunity.

What do you think? Did you like the video and the idea of an all-male program? If this production were to come to your town, would you attend? Share your ideas with us. And let more folks see their rehearsal and interviews by clicking “Share” and “Like” below.

About Romy Macias, Senior Editor

Romy danced with the Ballet Clasico de Queretaro Fernando Jhones for 10 years having reached 1st soloist position. She presently takes on character roles and teaches at the company's junior academy. This site is a testament to her passion for classical ballet. You're invited to be part of our community and join in the joy for this amazing art form.

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