BALLETBOYZ are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a spring tour of Deluxe, visiting the Grand Opera House, York, on April 28.
This new show fuses beautiful dance with original music, including collaborations from “some of the world’s most inventive and thought-provoking choreographers and composers”, in a co-production with Sadler’s Wells.
Shanghai dancer and choreographer Xie Xin, artistic director of Xiexin Dance Theatre, will make her British debut choreographing a new piece set to an original electronic score by Jiang Shaofeng.
Punchdrunk associate director Maxine Doyle will present work to live jazz music by composer Cassie Kinoshi, of the Mercury Prize-nominated SEED Ensemble.
BalletBoyz artistic directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt say: “Deluxe is going to be a night of entertaining and thought-provoking theatre that’s been 20 years in the making. The beauty of our job has always been about finding and pursuing extraordinary talent and sharing that with as many people as we can. It’s that simple.”
Over the past 20 years. BalletBoyz have made 38 pieces of new work for the stage, won 13 international awards and collaborated with 25 choreographers, Christopher Wheeldon, Akram Khan, Kristen McNally, Matthew Bourne and Liv Lorent among them.
In the BalletBoyz line-up will be Joseph Barton, Benjamin Knapper, Harry Price, Liam Riddick, Matthew Sandiford, Will Thompson and apprentice Dan Baines.
Looking ahead, in the autumn BalletBoyz will undertake a new digital project in the wake of their award-winning dance films Young Men and Romeo And Juliet.
Tickets for April 28’s 7.30pm show are on sale at £13 upwards on 0844 871 3024 or at atgtickets.com/york.