by Niamh White .

Men in Motion returns to London

Ivan Putrov will once again celebrate the majesty of the male dancer in the latest iteration of his Men in Motion ballet. Billed for only two performances in London on 30 and 31 January, Putrov compresses 100 years of beguiling choreography for men into a concise 100 minutes. From L'Apres-midi d'un Faune by Vaslav Nijinsky to Russell Maliphant's duet Two x Two, Putrov has selected an array of classic to contemporary choreography to showcase both the relevance and beauty of male dance and the talents of the best performers of the day. Putrov pays particular homage to Le Spectre de la Rose, the first ballet to present a man in the starring role. The piece, which has its central character dressed completely in rose petals, made a controversial statement in 1911 when it premiered.

Putrov performed in London to great acclaim last year for the Pet Shop Boy's ballet The Most Incredible Thing- a Hans Christian Andersen fairy story told to the back drop of film maker Tal Rosner's wonderful psychedelic video works. He has also collaborated with SHOWstudio on a number of projects including Bring and Buy and Score.

Men in Motion is set to be a dazzling show that presents a rare opportunity to see a pivotal collection of choreography that has contributed to elevation of the male dancer throughout the last century. The performance takes place at the London Coliseum and you can book tickets now.