Quiz: Who was the ballerina in the trio Broken Fall with the Boyz?
Answer: Sylvie Guillem
The Boyz also collaborated with Darcey Bussell on a production level for her farewell programme.
Formed in 2001, BalletBoyz® (previously George Piper Dances) is the brainchild of former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. Described by The Guardian as “a paradox of muscular impact and weightless flight,” the all-male company’s evocative style sets new standards for dance as the company graces the stage with ferocity, strength and determination, as well as tremendous elegance and poise.
Now entering its second decade, Nunn and Trevitt have re-energized the BalletBoyz dynamic by selecting and training 10 young male dancers from all walks of life. The present membership is drawn from just about every contemporary dance school in the country: Laban, Northern Contemporary, Rambert, The Place, and that well-known vocational hotspot, secondary school. Trevitt explains to Dancingtimes, “...we particularly wanted to have dancers from different backgrounds, not necessarily just with classical training... ones that our eyes were drawn to: with some kind of charisma, a particular movement, an ability or style.”
Event location: The Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles CA.
Tickets are valid for Sunday November 9, 2014, 2:00 pm performance only. No exchange with other performance dates.
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