Cojocaru leads London dance gala for Ukraine

Cojocaru leads London dance gala for Ukraine


norman lebrecht

March 10, 2022

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Former Royal Ballet stars and impresarios Ivan Putrov (Ukraine) and Alina Cojocaru (Romania) reunite and bring together an array of international dance stars for a fundraising gala for Ukraine at the London Coliseum on March 19.

Artists appearing include Principals of The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet including Marianela Nuñez (Argentina), Mathieu Ganio (France), Katja Khaniukova (Ukraine), Isaac Hernández (Mexico), Francesco Gabriele Frola (Italy), Emma Hawes (USA), Federico Bonelli (Italy) and Fumi Kaneko (Japan) with further guest artists to be announced.

Dance For Ukraine is produced by the dance charity, Inspiration in Motion. Net proceeds go directly to the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC), Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. The ENO OrchestraENO Chorus and friends have volunteered to musically support the evening.




  • Taras Bulba says:

    Thanks for publicizing these, Norman.

  • Una says:

    Great gesture. Was being promoted on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programne this morning too.