Act 1: BRADLEY 4:18
Maxine Doyle & Cassie Kinoshi
Act 2: RIPPLE
Xie Xin & Jiang Shaofeng
Although we are devastated that we're unable to share the show with you all in theatres throughout the UK, we're excited to be able to share Deluxe with you all as part of the BBC Arts Culture in Quarantine programme. The full show was broadcast on BBC Four and was available on BBC iPlayer.
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To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we've got a brand new show called Deluxe. It will fuse beautiful dance with original music in our unmistakable style, including collaborations from some of the world’s most inventive and thought-provoking choreographers and composers. Deluxe was going to embark on a nationwide UK tour from March to May 2020, including three shows at London’s Sadler’s Wells between 25 and 27 March, which was cancelled in March after the final performance at the Leicester Curve. Deluxe is a co-production with Sadler’s Wells.
The new show sees Shanghai-based dancer and choreographer Xie Xin make her UK debut choreographing a new piece for the Company dancers, set to an original score by composer Jiang Shaofeng, whilst Maxine Doyle (Punchdrunk) presents work to live jazz music by composer Cassie Kinoshi, of the Mercury Prize-nominated SEED Ensemble.
Our Artistic Directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt said the following about the show:
"It is such a thrill to be challenged in the studio, to find new ways of expressing an idea and to learn new techniques. For our next stage production Deluxe, we wanted to find new voices to develop and work with the BalletBoyz dancers. Maxine Doyle and Xie Xin will take the work of the company in new directions, more physical, more thought provoking and an opportunity to reach new audiences. Over the last 20 years we have always thrived on the thrill of new collaborations and that urge still shapes our creative decisions. The point of being a repertoire company and not choreographer lead is precisely to be able to change direction, take risks on fresh ideas, discover new voices and reveal unexpected outcomes. Despite doing this for 20 years, we never want to settle for more of the same."
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