The internationally-lauded dance troupe BalletBoyz will make its West End debut with its critically-acclaimed production of Them/Us at the Vaudeville Theatre running until June 15.
BalletBoyz is known for its ground-breaking live performances, films and TV appearances and their new production presents a brand-new collaboration from the company’s own dancers with the Olivier Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.
The new productions are set to original scores by world-class composers and ask where we see ourselves in relation to the “other”.
BalletBoyz was co-founded in 2000 by ex-Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt who are now the artistic directors.
They left the Royal Ballet to pursue greater creative freedom and to express themselves in a broader range of styles and genres.
BalletBoyz artistic directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt said: “We’re thrilled to bring BalletBoyz to the West End stage for the very first time.
“Our philosophy has always been to make dance accessible for all, from providing opportunities for young dancers to get into the industry to staging contemporary dance in a welcoming atmosphere for audiences old and new.
“Them/Us shows off the versatility of the company featuring choreography from our incredibly talented dancers alongside work by Christopher Wheeldon, culminating in a great evening of entertainment.”
The show is split in two with Them as the work of the company’s dancers and set to a score by emerging composer Charlotte Harding.
Us is created by Christopher Wheeldon alongside an extended score by singer/songwriter, Keaton Henson. Christopher Wheeldon develops this new work which explores the possibilities of before,during and after.
The current BalletBoyz company includes dancers Benjamin Knapper, Harry Price, Liam Riddick, Dominic Rocca, Matthew Sandiford and Bradley Waller.