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Sergei Opens National Museum

Sergei Opens National Museum

Sergei opens National Museum with a new dance video. The film, “Awakening,” celebrates the reopening of the National Museum of Serbia in Belgrade after a long period of renovation. It features Sergei Polunin as he wanders through the Museum’s atrium.  He demonstrates new energy coming to life again through its rooms and galleries. Directed by …

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Sergei Listed To Appear On Andrea Bocelli Charity Show

Sergei Listed To Appear On Andrea Bocelli Charity Show

Sergei listed! The evening of La Betta by Andrea Bocelli will be broadcast on Rai Uno, a show for charity that will be held by the famous tenor on September 8th 2018 at the Arena di Verona. Among the television events that Rai has announced for the upcoming 2018/2019 television season is the second edition of the …

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Ballet Legend Sergei Polunin, A 2016 Interview

Ballet Legend Sergei Polunin, A 2016 Interview

Ballet Legend Sergei Polunin ARTICLE BY Lauren Sanderson  Tue 13 Dec 2016, 02:14 pm  New Zealand An Interview With Ballet Legend Sergei Polunin  By Lauren Sanderson   Throughout Sergei Polunin’s career he has been branded a rebel, compared to James Dean and been nicknamed the ‘bad boy’ of ballet but who is this legendary dancer?  We …

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Poetry In Motion

Poetry In Motion

A collection of original poems written by Pam Boehme Simon (me) that were inspired by the visual and visceral tsunami evoked by Sergei Polunin when he dances (or just stares into the camera), and the videos that go with each.  A few quotes from other random folks as well…     Exquisite Torture   “This …

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Bump In The Road…

Bump In The Road…

If you’re missing a few of my videos, they had to be taken down at the request of the Royal Ballet. It seems that even still, they have a hold on Sergei. I had to either delete them from YouTube, or have my account disabled. The videos in question were not being monetized and were …

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Sergei x Rankin + Freeze Frame

Sergei x Rankin + Freeze Frame

Sergei x Rankin + Freeze Frame From the moment that Rankin first photographed famous, enigmatic ballet dancer Sergei Polunin he was left wanting more. Enamored by his rock ‘n’ roll, rebellious spirit, extraordinary physical prowess and of course, unbridled talent Rankin set his heart on creating a film that captured all of this. And after months …

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The Nutcracker, Sergei Polunin & Natalia Osipova, 2015

The Nutcracker, Sergei Polunin & Natalia Osipova, 2015

Nutcracker Polunin Osipova! Nutcracker Polunin Osipova?  Put two of ballet’s biggest stars together with one of the most beloved ballets of all time, and it’s magical! This video contains most of a December 31, 2015 performance. Aside from some lighting issues, a talkative toddler, and a few seconds of missing audio, it’s a wondrous treat!  …

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Itinerant Balletomane Reviews Young Sergei

Itinerant Balletomane Reviews Young Sergei

Itinerant Balletomane reviews young Sergei and the veteran blogger is blown away Saturday, June 22, 2013 Sergei Polunin at the Stanislavsky Theater I am completely starstruck.  Last week I saw Sergei Polunin perform twice with the Stanislavsky Theater – first as Basil in Don Quixote and then as the Prince in Swan Lake.  I’ve obviously heard a lot about …

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The Not-Quite-Full-Length “Giselle,” with Sergei & Natalia

The Not-Quite-Full-Length “Giselle,” with Sergei & Natalia

The Not Quite Full Length Giselle In 2015, Natalia Osipova was scheduled to dance Giselle in Milan and for various reasons had found herself without a suitable partner. Her mother suggested she contact Sergei Polunin who, despite his erratic form, remained a prodigious natural talent with a pure classical line and soaring jump that would make a …

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Another Man

Another Man

This article appeared in the MARCH 15, 2018 issue of Another Man magazine. “RUSSIAN PRODIGY Sergei Polunin HAD SOARED TO THE SCORCHING HEAVENS OF BALLET. BUT, TORMENTED BY ITS SUFFOCATING STRICTURES, HE WALKED AWAY FROM THE WORLD OF DANCE AGED JUST 24. NOW, WITH DEMONS FINALLY CONQUERED AND HIS SIGHTS SET ON CINEMA, THE FIERY …

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