To celebrate its 20th year, BalletBoyz returns in Spring 2020 with an all-new, live dance show Deluxe, which fuses dance with original music in the company’s unique style, including collaborations from some of the world’s most inventive and thought-provoking choreographers. Deluxe will embark on a UK tour from March to May, including three shows at London’s Sadler’s Wells in March.
Deluxe will see Shanghai-based dancer and choreographer Xie Xin (TAO Dance Theatre, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Eastman) make her UK debut choreographing a new piece for BalletBoyz set to an original score by composer Jiang Shaofeng. Maxine Doyle (Punchdrunk) will present work to live jazz music by composer Cassie Kinoshi, of the Mercury Prize-nominated SEED Ensemble.
Over the last 20 years BalletBoyz has made 38 pieces of new work, won 13 awards, and collaborated with 25 choreographers, ranging from some of the world’s most established to emerging choreographers, including Christopher Wheeldon, Akram Khan, Kristen McNally, Matthew Bourne and Liv Lorent.
BalletBoyz continues to be celebrated by audiences and critics alike; the company has performed its work more than 400 times around the UK and in 13 countries, with over 350,000 people having seen one of its productions over the last 20 years. Many people have also attended its regular dance workshops and classes for both children and adults, including specialised classes for people with learning disabilities and Parkinson’s.
Deluxe will have its first performance at Glasgow Theatre Royal on 1 March and will tour to Darlington Hippodrome, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Blackpool Grand, Leicester Curve, Dundee Rep, Poole Lighthouse, Worthing Connaught, Sadler’s Wells, Exeter Northcott, Richmond Theatre, Yeovil Octagon, Bradford Alhambra, York Grand Opera House, Portsmouth New Theatre Royal, Cheltenham Everyman, Wycombe Swan and Warwick Arts Centre, with further venues to be announced.
BalletBoyz is known worldwide for its groundbreaking live performances, films and TV appearances. This autumn, Artistic Directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt present Romeo and Juliet, an unprecedented feature film with The Royal Ballet dancers in Kenneth MacMillan’s original choreography, with full details to be announced.