To celebrate 20th anniversary, Balletboyz returning with a brand new live dance show called Deluxe. It will fuse beautiful dance with original music in unmistakable style, including collaborations from some of the world’s most inventive and thought-provoking choreographers and composers.
The new show will see Shanghai-based dancer and choreographer Xie Xin (TAO Dance Theatre) make her UK debut choreographing a new piece for the Company dancers, set to an original score by composer Jiang Shaofeng, whilst Maxine Doyle (Punchdrunk) will present work to live jazz music by composer Cassie Kinoshi, of the Mercury Prize-nominated SEED Ensemble.
“It is such a thrill to be challenged in the studio, to find new ways of expressing an idea and to learn new techniques. For our next stage production Deluxe, we wanted to find new voices to develop and work with the BalletBoyz dancers. Maxine Doyle and Xie Xin will take the work of the company in new directions, more physical, more thought provoking and an opportunity to reach new audiences. Over the last 20 years we have always thrived on the thrill of new collaborations and that urge still shapes our creative decisions. The point of being a repertoire company and not choreographer lead is precisely to be able to change direction, take risks on fresh ideas, discover new voices and reveal unexpected outcomes. Despite doing this for 20 years, we never want to settle for more of the same.”
Winners of numerous awards across the world, BalletBoyz are one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in dance, thrilling audiences and critics with their unique style, blending achingly beautiful dance both exhilarating and graceful, with stunning music and film.