Createdy by the original BalletBoyz, the former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, the company is currently made up of six staff dancers and one apprentice, under the directorship of Nunn and Trevitt.
BalletBoyz have brought us constant innovation, including collaborations with 25 choreographers, both established names and newcomers, all challenged to create work that would sit well with an all-male company. In the process they have garnered an enviable international reputation as well as a raft of awards.
Now they’re back with Deluxe, a brand-new programme that marks new collaborations with artists of a varied range of backgrounds and approaches.
The Deluxe mixed bill includes a UK debut by the Shanghai-based dancer and choreographer Xie Xin, working to an original score by the composer Jiang Shaofeng.
Xie Xin has collaborated with a variety of dance companies, including Tao Dance and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Eastman, and won many awards for her creations. She also runs her own Xie Xin Dance Theatre School in Shanghai. Her new piece for Deluxe includes a duet, which will have to live up to the extraordinarily beautiful pas de deux Us, created for BalletBoyz by Christopher Wheeldon three years ago.
The other piece in Deluxe comes from Maxine Doyle, associate director and choreographer of Punchdrunk, and is set to live jazz music by composer Cassie Kinoshi, winner of an Ivors Academy award.
We know that BalletBoyz are extraordinarily versatile dancers, as much as ease with athletic, exhilarating movement as with light-touch dances of ethereal, dreamy beauty. The challenge, as the company enters its 20th year, is to continue to surprise their faithful audiences with work that looks fresh and original.
We’re sure Deluxe won’t disappoint.
|What||BalletBoyz, Deluxe, Sadler's Wells|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
25 Mar 20 – 27 Mar 20, 19:30 Dur.: TBC
|Price||£15-£50 (+ booking fee)|
|Website||Click here to book|