When I first had the pleasure of seeing the Balletboyz perform it was in downtown Los Angeles. I did not know what to expect from these dancers but was absolutely captivated by the beauty, grace and contemporary chorerography from their performance. If you get a chance to see them – go!
During the reception after the show I was fortunate to meet some of the dancers and talk to Michael Nunn, co-founder of Balletboyz. To my surprise he told me that their studio is in my home town of Kingston-upon-thames! During my next trip to England I made it a priority to visit their gorgeous studio and photographed their moving rehearsal for “young men”. The show will performed later this year at Sadlers Wells.
From balletboyz website:
“In an intensely moving portrayal of love, friendship, loss and survival, Young Men explores the theme of war and the bonds that develop between the men consumed by it. Drawing inspiration from images of conflict through the ages, the production is a compelling hybrid of dance, theatre and screen performance from the ever-inventive BalletBoyz and their all male dance company the TALENT.”
Here are some highlights from the rehearsal.