Royal sculptor “Frances Segelman” sculpts dancer “Sergei Polunin”

Debbie Moore attended a special event to see internationally acclaimed dancer Sergei Polunin sit for royal sculptor Frances Segelman on 17 January 2017 at the Hospital Club ahead of Sergei’s return to the Sadler’s Wells stage with Project Polunin.

Frances Segelman said “Sergei is such a talented dancer – I am thrilled to sculpt him and support Project Polunin, which will create new dance and ballet works through the collaboration of dancers with contemporary artists, musicians and choreographers for both stage and film.

Sergei is such a talented dancer – I am thrilled to sculpt him and support Project Polunin, which will create new dance and ballet works through the collaboration of dancers with contemporary artists, musicians and choreographers for both stage and film.

Project Polunin, taking place from Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 March, is a triple bill of classical and modern pieces. The programme at Sadler’s Wells will include the UK premiere of Vladimir Vasiliev’s Icarus and Tea or Coffee, a company piece choreographed by Andrey Kaydanovskiy.

The programme will also feature the world premiere of Echo and Narcissus, a piece co-created by Polunin in collaboration with composer Ilan Eshkeri and photographer and artist David LaChapelle. Polunin previously collaborated with LaChapelle, performing in his interpretation of Hozier’s ‘Take Me to Church’. Eshkeri wrote the music for Polunin’s biographical film Dancer, a film about Sergei Polunin’s life and work that will be released in UK cinemas on 10 March.

Photography Sophie Dunne.