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Born in the West Indies, Patrick King (born July 7, 1961) started dancing at the age of seven. He joined the famous Dance Theatre of Harlem, danced in the movie “Fame”, and toured the world with a number of dance companies before joining Europe's most prestigious one, Cullberg ballet. When he started to choreograph his first pieces, they all became internationally renowned. Whilst King is still dancing, choreography and creation became increasingly his field and after a number of internationally acclaimed productions he found himself working with Cirque du Soleil, where he created the ground breaking act “Two Men”, which he also danced with his partner Johan King Silverhult.

In 2008 the Choreography of “Qi” at the Friedrichstadtpalast brings King to Berlin, where he has since created a number of shows and performances. (Picture: Johan King Silverhult)

Johan King Silverhult studied at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and continued his Training with various scholarships in New York, Paris and Amsterdam. After a large number of Soloist performances at various international opera houses, dance companies and ballets, King Silverhult started to collaborate with Patrick King and eventually performed the famous act “Two Men” in Cirque du Soleil’s Las Vegas show ’Zumanity’. As part of the show “Qi” at the Friedrichstadtpalast, he also moved to Berlin in 2008. Apart from dance performances, King Silverhult also regularly worked in advertising campaigns, Commercials, video- and television productions.


Patrick and Johan King are a long-term couple, together since 1989 and married in Sweden in 1997. In their duo ballet 2Men, the dancers tiptoe in cautious circles, beholding one another as suspiciously as tigers before the pounce, and then engage. Then, for five minutes, before a riveted audience, the pair lock arms, shove one another away, embrace, attack, cuddle, pull apart. "We never thought of it as being a gay dance, to us, it's just a relationship. It has always been a human story."











 















Patrick and Johan are a long-term couple, together since 1989 and married in Sweden in 1997. In their duo ballet 2Men, the dancers tiptoe in cautious circles, beholding one another as suspiciously as tigers before the pounce, and then engage. Then, for five minutes, before a riveted audience, the pair lock arms, shove one another away, embrace, attack, cuddle, pull apart.

"We never thought of it as being a gay dance," Patrick says and Johan adds: "To us, it's just a relationship. It has always been a human story, whether it's men or women or a man and a woman."

"I love when we come to the kiss," Patrick said. "It's a wonderful way after a long day of hard work to say, 'I love you' to my husband and to share it with the rest of the world."

Patrick King's trajectory from the classical theater world (Dance Theater of Harlem, Louis Falco Dance Co. and Cullberg Ballet) through the worlds of fashion, events, circus, cabaret, film and television guarantees creations of the highest artistic level and imagination.

He has created and performed for the European Royalty and the fashion elite: Valentino, Armani, Fendi and Lagerfeld. Moving between the worlds of classical-contemporary dance and glamorous–daring modern cabaret-revue, with works commissioned for the Lillehammer Winter Olympic Games to World Pride 2000, as well as dance and music festivals throughout Europe.

There are pomp and circumstance moments like the centennial celebration of the Norwegian Monarchy which was performed in the presence of the entire Royal family.

Other collaborations include fashion moments with Naomi Campbell, performing for Bono, Quincy Jones and Ivana Trump, and events such as Moët & Chandon's 'Be Fabulous' party in Milan, the Art of furniture with Bretz couture and the opening of CeBIT 2010 with Rafael Amargo, placing the light of the future into the hands of Angela Merkel.

Some of the highlights through the years were the collaborations with Cirque du Soleil on the erotic show Zumanity and with RAI-SAT TV in world vision for the Venice Film Festival, conducting interviews and gathering impressions for the daily broadcast of the ten day intense festival with stars on the red carpet, including Scarlett Johansson, Sting, Josh Hartnett, Catherine Deneuve, David Lynch amongst others.

Whether it is performing with his partner Johan King Silverhult or creating for his grouping of chosen artists, the common threads in all these situations are the impeccable physical technique and the strong emotional impact transmitted during the performance to give the audience an experience as profound as it is diverse.

More Real Life Romances at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Real Life Romance

Date: 2011-03-10 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reginaclarejane.livejournal.com
that was amazing... omg.
beautiful men and the symbiosis they reach with one another- so romantic and sensual.
thanks so much, elisa.
wow.
:)

Date: 2011-03-11 10:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elisa-rolle.livejournal.com
my pleasure ;-)

Date: 2011-03-10 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] semioticwarrior.livejournal.com
Lovely lovely lovely!

Date: 2011-03-11 10:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elisa-rolle.livejournal.com
sexy and romantic ;-)

Date: 2011-03-10 11:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luscious-words.livejournal.com
Amazing! These are just incredible.

Date: 2011-03-11 10:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elisa-rolle.livejournal.com
Yes, and I love how committed they are

Date: 2011-03-11 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luscious-words.livejournal.com
Oh yes! It's so obvious from watching it, and I just had to pass it along on my LJ so thanks again for sharing it with us. :D

Date: 2011-03-11 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elisa-rolle.livejournal.com
You are welcome ;-) It's good to share love

Date: 2011-03-11 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anne-barwell.livejournal.com
Thank you for sharing this. I saw a photo of these two a while back and had no clue who they were - apparently my googlefu it not up to par.

Love the dance on youtube. Very sensual.

Date: 2011-03-11 10:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elisa-rolle.livejournal.com
if you believe it I saw a picture of Patrick on a magazine, he was modelling for a jacket, and I thought, waht a beautiful man, and when I googled him I found about his and his husband wonderful story

Date: 2011-03-11 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naltariel.livejournal.com
They are so beautiful together.

Date: 2011-03-11 10:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elisa-rolle.livejournal.com
yes, ying and yang ;-)

Date: 2011-03-11 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janedavitt.livejournal.com
That dance and the photos are stunning; thank you for sharing!

Date: 2011-03-11 10:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elisa-rolle.livejournal.com
the first picture is my favorite but also the "fight" picture under the video.

Date: 2011-03-11 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pandorasvase.livejournal.com
*in estasi*

li avevo addocchiati ancora svariati anni fa, proprio per questa danza, ma non sapevo che fossero sposati!!
Un po' si spiega il grado di intesa e sensualità che dimostrano...

Date: 2011-03-11 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elisa-rolle.livejournal.com
lavorano spesso in Italia, sarebbe bello poterli vedere dal vivo ;-)

Date: 2011-03-11 03:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pandorasvase.livejournal.com
decisamente. Ma non sono sicura che vorrei incontrarli... c'è il rischio che faccia una figura tapina e mi sciolga in una pozzanghera davanti a loro LOL

Date: 2011-03-11 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elisa-rolle.livejournal.com
pensati che ieri sera stavo leggendo un giornale (Class e Filosofia, niente di legato al mio blog) ed ho visto la foto di Patrick King sulla pagina pubblicitaria di uno stilista per giacche. Ho pensato, però che bell'uomo, e c'era qualcosa nello sguardo che mi ha spinto ad andare su google per cercare più info... e guarda un po' cosa ho trovato.

Date: 2011-03-11 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pd-singer.livejournal.com
Thank you for sharing this -- that was some of the most amazing dancing ever!

Date: 2011-03-11 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elisa-rolle.livejournal.com
My pleasure, I'm still thrilled to have discovered it myself.

Date: 2011-03-11 04:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] edenwinters.livejournal.com
You share the most wonderful things with us. Amazing, haunting, beautiful. Synergy in motion.

Date: 2011-03-11 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elisa-rolle.livejournal.com
it's my pleasure to find them for you all ;-)

Date: 2011-03-11 04:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarahblack5.livejournal.com
that is the most extraordinary dance! wow- thanks for sharing the link. I'm not sure I can remember a dance I liked so much that is so clearly a narrative- and so beautifully told.

Date: 2011-03-11 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elisa-rolle.livejournal.com
I love everything of it other than... it's too short!

Date: 2011-03-12 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] veggieg.livejournal.com
Wow, such powerful dance and poerful love declaration!

I wonder if the show will tour around US and comes to my place...

Date: 2011-03-12 09:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elisa-rolle.livejournal.com
That specific show was for many season in Las Vegas, now Patrick and Johan work mostly in Europe.

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