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BalletBoyz makes West End debut

Posted on May 1, 2019

This summer, the BalletBoyz makes its West End debut at the Vaudeville Theatre with double bill Them/Us, a new collaboration from the company’s own dancers and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.

Running for two weeks only, from June 3 to 15, Them/Us, a co-production with Sadler’s Wells, played at the theatre in March as part of a recently completed UK tour. The new productions are both set to original scores by world-class composers and ask where we see ourselves in relation to the “other”.

BalletBoyz artistic directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt said: “We’re thrilled to bring BalletBoyz to the West End stage for the very first time. Our philosophy has always been to make dance accessible for all, from providing opportunities for young dancers to get into the industry to staging contemporary dance in a welcoming atmosphere for audiences old and new.”

A first in the history of BalletBoyz, Them is the work of the company’s own in-house talent, and set to a score by emerging composer Charlotte Harding. Us is inspired by the Christopher Wheeldon duet featured in the company’s last show, Fourteen Days. With an extended score by singer-songwriter, Keaton Henson, Wheeldon develops and extends this new work.

The current BalletBoyz company includes: Benjamin Knapper, Harry Price, Liam Riddick, Dominic Rocca, Matthew Sandiford and Bradley Waller.

Tickets for Them/Us are now on general sale. Click here for more.

Image: The BalletBoyz in Them/Us.  Photograph by George Piper

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, is out now as an ebook and available on Amazon, with the paperback following on August 22.

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