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Deluxe

Welcome to Deluxe, another programme of brand-new dance made by choreographers and composers working with us for the very first time. 

 

Deluxe was going to be a three month tour throughout the UK, with 35 performances across 26 venues, but the extraordinary circumstances we found ourselves in meant that the tour had to be cancelled. In place of a physical tour with live performances, we are now offering the show digitally to our new and returning audiences and followers. We want to ensure that BalletBoyz contributes to keeping the arts and creative industry alive during an unprecedented and difficult time, and we remain committed to doing everything we can to support artists and freelancers. You can help by making a small donation - we will value it immensely. 

We met Xie Xin when the company was on tour in China and managed to get ourselves invited to her Shanghai studio. There she spent a little time working with the dancers and getting to know the company. We were struck by the quality of her movement language and invited her to come to London to make a piece for us. When she arrived, she was several months pregnant, but it was still clear that she is a beautiful dancer and her style and ability is fascinating. 

 

Having seen some of Maxine’s work with Punchdrunk, we were curious to see what she would do with our company. From the start she engaged with the dancers, exploring their characters and working with them to find a suitable way of creating together. With some initial ideas as inspiration she set about discovering a vocabulary and a style which she drew from the dancers themselves.

 

Once again, to accompany these two new works we have two originals scores. Each of them offers a balance of creativity with the choreography and both Jiang Shaofeng and Cassie Kinoshi spent a great deal of time in the studio, composing in parallel with the creation of the movement. This is exactly what we love: new collaborations and connections, with artists taking risks and creating new art and we hope you love it too.

 

Please sit back, relax and enjoy the show. If you have seen our Company perform before, welcome back. If this is your first, thank you for watching.

Love,

Michael & Billy

Premiered on 1 March at Theatre Royal in Glasgow. Co-produced by Sadler's Wells in association with Laban Theatre. 

Intro filmed at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.

Bradley 4:18 and Ripple filmed at CURVE Theatre in Leicester.

Dancers

Joseph Barton

Benjamin Knapper

Harry Price

Liam Riddick

Matthew Sandiford

Will Thompson

Daniel Baines (Apprentice)

Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes, including interval

Rehearsal Director Charlotte Pook

Production Manager Mike Lindsay @Swooshed Event Production

Lighting Designer Andrew Ellis

Costume Designer Katherine Watt

Company Manager Elisa Mozzanica

Stage Manager Danny O'Shea

Lighting Programmer Tom Mulliner

Costume Maker Kingsley Hall

Costume Assistant Jennifer Perault

Artistic Directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt

We want Deluxe to be available and enjoyed by everyone, but we are also working hard to continue supporting our artists and our company. If you can spare a small donation, this would make a big difference to our ability to help those who need it. Thank you very much in advance - every little helps!

A message from our Artistic Directors

Intro

Choreographer Sarah Golding

Music "The Darkies"  performed by SEED Ensemble, led by Cassie Kinoshi

Act 1 - Bradley 4:18

Choreographer Maxine Doyle

Composer Cassie Kinoshi

Film by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt

Act 2 - Ripple

Choreographer Xie Xin

Composer Jiang Shaofeng

Film by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt

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