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A four-ballet set showing the stunning artistry of Vadim Muntagirov.
One of the finest dancers of his generation, Vadim Muntagirov has twice won the Best Male Dancer at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards as well as Dance Europe’s Outstanding Dancer Award and the prestigious Benois de la danse.
Since joining The Royal Ballet in 2014, he has excelled in many of ballet's most celebrated lead roles, as well as proving his skills as a sensitive partner to some of The Royal Ballet's most revered stars. This special collection brings together four of his most show-stopping performances.
In The Sleeping Beauty, Muntagirov’s elegant classicism shines as Prince Florimund, and in Kenneth MacMillan's Manon, his heartfelt characterisation brings eloquent depth to the impassioned pas de deux between Manon and Des Grieux. Described as 'technically thrilling' (Guardian), Muntagirov's performance as Count Albrecht makes the quintessential Romantic ballet Giselle powerfully resonant today. In delightful contrast, his cheeky performance in Coppélia reveals a wonderful flair for comedy.
“… The Royal Ballet's Sleeping Beauty certainly gives you more bang for your bucks…” – The Stage *****
“…vividly played…” – The Financial Times (Manon)
“Crisp dance and sharp comedy make their mark...” – The Evening Standard **** (Coppélia)
“… one of the jewels in the Royal Ballet’s crown…” – The Daily Telegraph (Giselle)
The Sleeping Beauty
- Introduction to The Sleeping Beauty
- The history of The Sleeping Beauty
- The role of the Lilac Fairy with Monica Mason, Darcey Bussell and Claire Calvert
- An introduction
- Creating The Courtesans
- Darcey Bussell interviews Deborah MacMillan
- Why The Royal Ballet love dancing Coppélia
- The corps de ballet in rehearsal
- In conversation with Merle Park, Darcey Bussell and Marianela Nuñez
- Cast gallery
- Introduction to Giselle with Peter Wright and the artists
- Exploring Mime
- Working Together