Rabbit and Fiction • Contemporary Dance
Fri. Jan. 20 • 730pm
Sat. Jan. 21 • 730pm
BalletBoyz® returns to Victoria by popular demand with Life, featuring two new commissions co-produced by Sadler’s Wells: Rabbit by Swedish choreographer and film-maker Pontus Lidberg and Fiction by veteran Venezuelan dance-maker Javier de Frutos. The evening takes an elegant, powerful and sometimes provocative look at life and death.
Performed by the incredible all male cast of 10 dancers against a stunning, original musical score, Life is a memorable evening of pure athleticism and muscular grace.
Life A double-bill of bold new works.
★★★★ “The first of the two works, by Pontus Lidberg, makes me want to see everything that the choreographer has made. The second, by Javier De Frutos, is funnier than any dance I’ve seen in ages.” Judith Mackrell, The Guardian (21 April 2016)
“Lidberg’s choreography…works beautifully on the BalletBoyz: refreshingly, it puts their physical prowess to the service of their considerable artistic gifts.” Meghan Feeks, Huffington Post
“A wonderfully bonded ensemble who move with passion and presence….” The Times
BalletBoyz® is the brainchild of Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt who founded the company in 2001.
Michael and Billy met at the Royal Ballet Upper School and joined the Royal Ballet together in 1987. During their twelve years at The Royal Ballet between them they danced all the Principal roles.
In 2000 they co-founded BalletBoyz®. They danced all over the world for ten years and won numerous awards and accolades working with leading dancers, choreographers and designers.
2010 saw their retirement from the stage and the first edition of the groundbreaking project theTALENT. Michael and Billy selected eight young male dancers from a variety of backgrounds and worked with them closely, mentoring and coaching to create a company of first-class performers. Now in its fifth year, the Company has expanded to ten dancers and regularly tours the UK and internationally. In 2013 BalletBoyz won the National Dance Award for Best Independent Company.