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Men in Motion - London Coliseum - 30 & 31 January 2014

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I went to see this on Thursday night and really enjoyed it - some performances more than others (there were 15 different pieces), but overall, really liked it. I especially enjoyed Vadim Muntagirov in Spectre de la Rose - I enjoy Nijinsky's ballets and I couldn't have asked for a better performance from him. He really has extraordinarily beautiful arms.

The other Ballets Russes items on the program - L'après-midi d'un faune and an extract from Petrushka - didn't fare as well, unfortunately. But I appreciated that they were there.

Other highlights for me included a new piece by Javier de Frutos, performed by Edward Watson and Marijn Rademaker, who had incredible chemistry together, and Marijn Rademaker in Marco Goecke's Äffi - I found the style of choreography completely fascinating. Rademaker was great - I'd love to see him dance again.

I've posted a review with some more thoughts on my blog. Did anyone else go to this? I'd love to hear your thoughts if so.

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I went to see this on Thursday night and really enjoyed it - some performances more than others (there were 15 different pieces), but overall, really liked it. I especially enjoyed Vadim Muntagirov in Spectre de la Rose ...

Oh..."Spectre" is one of those ballets I could watch hundreds of times in a row non stopping..!

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I love it (and many of these Ballets Russes pieces, too. I think there are quite a few good Spectres, but not so many great ones. But Muntagirov was really perfect. Too bad it's only ten minutes long!

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But ten minutes of devilish series of jetes, pirouettes tour jetes and everything in between for the man..!

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