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Sergei Dances Ashanti Development Galas

Sergei Dances Ashanti Development Galas

What is the Ashanti Development? In 2005, a few natives of Ghana who were residing in London at the time felt the need to help the people who still lived in their home villages in Africa. They approached their British friends and neighbors for help. Thus, the Ashanti Development Organization was created. A charity with …

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Lucky Ballerinas

Lucky Ballerinas

Lucky ballerinas? Or, are they… Brief bit of ballet background Ballet originated in the early 1600’s. For the first 75 years or so, it was Men Only. Women weren’t allowed. If a role called for a female, it was danced by a man. Once accepted, however, the woman quickly became the star of the ballet, …

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Being Spartacus

Being Spartacus

Spartacus, a ballet in three acts by Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian, is known for its lively rhythms and strong energy. It was premiered by the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1956, and its revised form was debuted in 1968 by the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. Watch the video In the video below, …

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Delicate Dominance, The Hands of Sergei Polunin

Delicate Dominance, The Hands of Sergei Polunin

Delicate Dominance… Sergei’s hands, strong as steel yet tenderly graceful. Able to propel a ballerina skyward, yet his port de bras is soft beyond compare. Such stunning “carriage of the arms” he looks more like a Da Vinci sculpture than flesh and blood. Yet, he is able to move one to tears with a gesture …

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Sergei Surprises Guests

Sergei Surprises Guests

Sergei surprises guests? Stuns would be more like it… Unbeknownst to the host of bigwigs, celebrities, and other guests at a Milan’s 2016 Fashion Week show, Sergei Polunin / Сергей Полунин was about to bring down the house. Beauty, power, angst… it was glorious. Living, breathing, moving sculpture… About Sergei Sergei Polunin was the dancer …

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Huge Ballet Jumps!

Huge Ballet Jumps!

Huge ballet jumps is right. This is a video featuring Sergei Polunin in “Le Corsaire” and showcasing his incredible elevation and incredulous ballet leaps. His “signature” leap, the 540 Rivoltade is nothing short of spectacular. Scroll down for video. Watch “Huge Ballet Jumps! here. This video originally posted in November 2017 and currently has almost …

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If You Fall, I Will Catch You

If You Fall, I Will Catch You

If you fall I will catch you… a beautiful sentiment, a beautiful promise. What more can two people do for each other than to simply be there. This video was created in January 2018 by Pam Boehme Simon. In my ongoing effort to catalog and preserve all things “Sergei” it is being archived here for …

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2013 OK! Magazine Article

2013 OK! Magazine Article

He had an amazing fate. At the age of 19, Sergei Polunin, a native of Kherson, became a principal with the Royal Ballet of London. One can only dream of such a swift and brilliant career.  But at 21, unexpectedly for everyone, Polunin left the theater to start his life practically from scratch. By Vadim Wernick JANUARY …

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His Nature

His Nature

“A man’s power to connect his thought with its proper symbol, and so to utter it, depends on the simplicity of his character, that is, upon his love of truth, and his desire to communicate it without loss.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature Music: “Nature Boy” performed by Aurora, written in 1947 by Eden Ahbez …

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His Own Words – Sergei Polunin

His Own Words – Sergei Polunin

His Own Words – Sergei Polunin From Uinterview Interviewer:  Travis Jeffrey Gonzalez, December 19, 2016   Sergei Polunin is a Ukrainian ballet dancer and a former principal dancer with the British Royal Ballet, before suddenly resigning in 2012, after only two years in the position. Polunin has a reputation for wild behavior, earning the nickname the “Bad Boy …

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