Sergei Polunin, the rebellious dance superstar, comes for the first time in Romania, at TIFF

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The international star Sergei Polunin, considered the most talented dancer of his generation, comes to Romania for the first time, as a special guest of the 20th edition of the Transylvania International Film Festival (July 23 – August 1, 2021).

His admirers will have the opportunity to meet him on Thursday, July 29, at 20:30, at Bánffy Castle in Bonțida, during a very special event: Sergei Polunin Up, Close and Personal. The day before, on July 28, at 19:00, at the Students’ Culture House in Cluj, the famous dancer will talk to the audience after the screening of the documentary Dancer (directed by Steven Cantor), an emotional foray into his tumultuous life.

The tickets for the two events were put on sale on tiff.eventbook.ro. Sergei Polunin will also hold a masterclass at TIFF, the details of which will be announced soon.

Born in 1989 in Ukraine, Sergei Polunin became, at the age of 19, the youngest first ballerina in the history of the London Royal Ballet. Appreciated for his artistic genius, phenomenal technique and mesmerizing stage presence, the artist stood out on the big stages of the world. She danced on the stage of the Balshoi Theater in Moscow, at La Scala in Milan, the Stanislavski Theater, the National Opera in Paris, and is currently a permanent guest of The Bavarian State Ballet in Munich and travels around the world with performances by Polunin Ink, the dance company which he founded. In 2019, she danced with ballerina Alina Cojocaru in Romeo and Juliet.

His most popular appearance is in the video in which he dances to Hozier’s song “Take Me to Church”, directed by David LaChapelle, which went viral and garnered over 29 million views on YouTube.In recent years, Sergei Polunin has also distinguished himself in the world of film, in productions such as Murder on the Orient Express (directed by Kenneth Branagh), Red Sparrow (directed by Francis Lawrence) or The White Crow (directed by Ralph Fiennes).

Also nicknamed the “bad boy of world ballet” because of his rebellious style, the untimely departures of famous ballet companies – the first was the London Royal Ballet at just 21 – and the controversial statements, Polunin is the protagonist of a documentary developer, Dancer (r. Steven Cantor), projected at TIFF on Wednesday, July 28, at 19:00, at the Students’ Culture House in Cluj. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the star. The sequel to the documentary, Dancer II, will be signed by Anton Corbijn.

The show Sergei Polunin Up, Close and Personal, which viewers in Romania will have the opportunity to see on Thursday, July 29, at 20:30, at Bánffy Castle in Bonțida, will begin with the screening of Bolero, a choreographic performance in which Ravel’s masterpiece acquires a new dimension through the movements of the famous dancer, amplified by the visual effects made by the artist Teun van der Zalm. Ross Freddie Ray signs the concept and choreography of the show.The evening will continue with Sacré, a show based on the Ritual of Spring, by Igor Stravinsky, and inspired by the style of dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, in the choreographic vision of the Japanese artist Yuka Oishi.

The constant struggle between emotion and reason, the central theme of the show that went around the world, reveals the multiple layers of Polunin’s personality, offering the public the opportunity to discover him, through movements, as a dancer and creator, but especially as a human being. At the end, Sergei Polunin will participate in a discussion with the public and will provide details behind the scenes of his spectacular and atypical artistic journey.

In accordance with the regulations in force and taking into account the number of seats at the event on July 29, at Bánffy Castle in Bonțida, only those vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus will be allowed access for which 10 days have passed since the completion of the scheme. complete vaccination tests, those who test negative for an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours before the start of the event and those who test negative for a medical unit certified for a rapid antigen test not older than 24 hours before the event starts.The documents required for access are: the vaccination certificate or certifying the negative result of an RT-PCR or antigen test (on paper or by telephone) and an identity document.

The international star Sergei Polunin, considered the most talented dancer of his generation, comes to Romania for the first time, as a special guest of the 20th edition of the Transylvania International Film Festival (July 23 – August 1, 2021).

His admirers will have the opportunity to meet him on Thursday, July 29, at 20:30, at Bánffy Castle in Bonțida, during a very special event: Sergei Polunin Up, Close and Personal. The day before, on July 28, at 19:00, at the Students’ Culture House in Cluj, the famous dancer will talk to the audience after the screening of the documentary Dancer (directed by Steven Cantor), an emotional foray into his tumultuous life.The tickets for the two events were put on sale on tiff.eventbook.ro. Sergei Polunin will also hold a masterclass at TIFF, the details of which will be announced soon.Born in 1989 in Ukraine, Sergei Polunin became, at the age of 19, the youngest first ballerina in the history of the London Royal Ballet. Appreciated for his artistic genius, phenomenal technique and mesmerizing stage presence, the artist stood out on the big stages of the world. She danced on the stage of the Balshoi Theater in Moscow, at La Scala in Milan, the Stanislavski Theater, the National Opera in Paris, and is currently a permanent guest of The Bavarian State Ballet in Munich and travels around the world with performances by Polunin Ink, the dance company which he founded. In 2019, she danced with ballerina Alina Cojocaru in Romeo and Juliet. His most popular appearance is in the video in which he dances to Hozier’s song “Take Me to Church”, directed by David LaChapelle, which went viral and garnered over 29 million views on YouTube.In recent years, Sergei Polunin has also distinguished himself in the world of film, in productions such as Murder on the Orient Express (directed by Kenneth Branagh), Red Sparrow (directed by Francis Lawrence) or The White Crow (directed by Ralph Fiennes). Also nicknamed the “bad boy of world ballet” because of his rebellious style, the untimely departures of famous ballet companies – the first was the London Royal Ballet at just 21 – and the controversial statements, Polunin is the protagonist of a documentary developer, Dancer (r. Steven Cantor), projected at TIFF on Wednesday, July 28, at 19:00, at the Students’ Culture House in Cluj. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the star. The sequel to the documentary, Dancer II, will be signed by Anton Corbijn.The show Sergei Polunin Up, Close and Personal, which viewers in Romania will have the opportunity to see on Thursday, July 29, at 20:30, at Bánffy Castle in Bonțida, will begin with the screening of Bolero, a choreographic performance in which Ravel’s masterpiece acquires a new dimension through the movements of the famous dancer, amplified by the visual effects made by the artist Teun van der Zalm. Ross Freddie Ray signs the concept and choreography of the show.The evening will continue with Sacré, a show based on the Ritual of Spring, by Igor Stravinsky, and inspired by the style of dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, in the choreographic vision of the Japanese artist Yuka Oishi. The constant struggle between emotion and reason, the central theme of the show that went around the world, reveals the multiple layers of Polunin’s personality, offering the public the opportunity to discover him, through movements, as a dancer and creator, but especially as a human being. At the end, Sergei Polunin will participate in a discussion with the public and will provide details behind the scenes of his spectacular and atypical artistic journey.In accordance with the regulations in force and taking into account the number of seats at the event on July 29, at Bánffy Castle in Bonțida, only those vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus will be allowed access for which 10 days have passed since the completion of the scheme. complete vaccination tests, those who test negative for an RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours before the start of the event and those who test negative for a medical unit certified for a rapid antigen test not older than 24 hours before the event starts.The documents required for access are: the vaccination certificate or certifying the negative result of an RT-PCR or antigen test (on paper or by telephone) and an identity document.

 

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