Dance for Ukraine
International ballet stars Dance for Ukraine in fundraising gala at the London Coliseum
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Former Royal Ballet stars and impresarios Ivan Putrov (Ukraine) and Alina Cojocaru (Romania) reunite and bring together an array of international dance stars for a fundraising gala for Ukraine at the London Coliseum on March 19.
Artists appearing include Principals of The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet including Marianela Nuñez (Argentina), Mathieu Ganio (France), Katja Khaniukova (Ukraine), Isaac Hernández (Mexico), Francesco Gabriele Frola (Italy), Emma Hawes (USA), Federico Bonelli (Italy), Fumi Kaneko (Japan), Natalia Osipova (Russia), Mayara Magri (Brazil) and Reece Clarke (U.K.) with further guest artists to be announced.
Internationally acclaimed artists Alina Cojocaru and Ivan Putrov trained together in Kyiv as young students before studying at London’s Royal Ballet School and entering The Royal Ballet, becoming amongst the youngest principal dancers throughout the Company’s history.
With their dance journey originating in Kyiv, both artists wanted to show their love, admiration and support for friends and family by reaching out to their colleagues to dance to show support and raise funds for the victims of this terrifying conflict.
Dance For Ukraine is produced by the dance charity, Inspiration in Motion. Net proceeds go directly to the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC), Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
All participating dancers have donated their services and English National Opera have waived their rental fee for the London Coliseum The ENO Orchestra, ENO Chorus and friends have volunteered to musically support the evening