The spectators in the Karlín Forum will sit in a special circular arrangement, which is to enhance the arrangement of the experience of a close encounter with the artist.
There is a limit of one thousand participants for cultural events in the Czech Republic, and there are approximately 500 spectators for Polunin’s performances. In an interview with ČTK before the trip to Prague, Polunin stated that after long restrictions connected with the pandemic, he is very much looking forward to every live performance, just as the audience is certainly looking forward to it. Polunin performed in Prague in 2019, due to the huge interest of popular dancers, and the star of social networks performed five times in a row.
“A man who feels, not rational – that was one of Nizhny’s mottoes. He was not afraid to break the rules to move art further. He was absolutely devoted, “says Sergei Polunin about the famous dancer. “And as everyone knows, I have a similar philosophy. It’s not the mental abilities of man that are beyond our knowledge, and shifting my own thinking is something I’m totally committed to, “says the man nicknamed James Dean of Ballet.
Polunin was born in 1989 in Ukraine. From four to eight years he trained ballet at the local academy, the next four years he attended the State Choreographic Institute in Kiev. From the age of 13 he lived in Great Britain and at the age of 19 he became the youngest soloist of the Royal Ballet in London, at the age of 23 he was the artistic director of the ensemble.
In 2012, he surprised the dance world when he announced that he was ending dance because he wanted to pursue acting. Eventually, he moved to Russia and continued to dance. The decision to continue dancing allegedly came during the shooting of the clip with its choreography Take me to church. It is she who made him famous and has more than 29 million views on the Internet since 2015. The clip was originally intended to be his last dance performance.