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BalletBoyz - The Talent 2013
Opens: 18/02/2013 Closes: 23/03/2013 UK tourFounded 12 years ago by Michael Nunn and Willam Trevitt, BalletBoyz' vision was to offer opportunities and experience to budding male dancers. This showcase is proof they've achieved it (see 2011's hit version). Two new pieces, from the Royal Ballet's Liam Scarlett and the famed Russell Maliphant, are presented by ten fresh-faced dancers, the next generation of Boyz. For more information visit: http://www.balletboyz.com/tour-dates/ Buy: http://www.balletboyz.com/tour-dates/ Watch:
Financial Times“The performance is whole-hearted, whole-bodied, splendid...” Whatever the implications of these two pieces, the skill of the 10 young men, their devotion and physical focus, are not in doubt. They dance because they must, and the viewer must cheer...
The Arts Desk“Remarkable in every way...” It unites two of the finest British choreographers today... Just two works are offered - but so rich and involving is the event that I left in a state of complete satisfaction and exhilaration...
The Stage“Aqueous and virulent, the dancers slink around, curving arms...” The movement isn’t so precise, not so linear, but it falls like water and shows Scarlett can turn his hand to a new aesthetic, building on the language of male partnerships...
Exeunt“It’s all about the next generation now... ” the dancers have a beautiful rawness to them – a not quite straight knee here, an imperfectly timed move there. But it all adds to the charm of their individual personalities – they are no classical corps de ballet and the boys clearly respond...
The Independent“When the material is as good as this, the result is thrilling....” Before long, they are making stepladders of each other and rushing to the summit, only to topple like battering rams and be caught by passing hands. The pace is fast: one false move and the edifice would collapse....
Guardian“Thickly textured waves and clusters of dance, which shift mysteriously...” Orchestrating a paradox of muscular impact and weightless flight that I've never seen on stage. Maliphant has been making work for two decades, but still this unique and scrupulous choreographer continues to reinvent what the dancing body can do...
The Telegraph“Thoughtful moments are set against explosive sections...” Fallen has the light and shade that Serpent lacks but both pieces are tributes not only to their performers’ vigorous skill but also to the excellent taste and judgment of Nunn and Trevitt...
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