BalletBoyz to make West End debut at the Vaudeville Theatre this summer
It has been announced that BalletBoyz will receive their West End debut at the Vaudeville Theatre later this year, performing their latest production for a two-week engagement.
Titled Them/Us, the production looks at what it means for humans to see themselves through relating to the ‘other’ and what exists at different moments in time.
Them marks the first time that the company have devised and choreographed their own work, set to a score by Charlotte Harding who has previously worked with the BalletBoyz.
Us features movement by the award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, whose previous choreography credits include An American in Paris.
Them/Us received its world premiere at Sadler’s Wells in March 2019, with the upcoming West End transfer marking the company’s first time dancing in a West End venue.
Commenting on the BalletBoyz upcoming engagement, the company’s artistic directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt said “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.”
Co-founded in 2000 by Nunn and Trevitt after dancing in the Royal Ballet, BalletBoyz is an all-male company that regularly perform around the world, working with international choreographers. In 2017, the company won a Rose d’Or award and a Golden Prague award for Young Men, a feature-length dance film set in World War One.
The six dancers that currently make up the BalletBoyz company are Benjamin Knapper, Harry Price, Liam Riddick, Dominic Rocca, Matthew Sandiford and Bradley Waller.
Them/Us is at the Vaudeville Theatre from 3rd to 15th June.
Them/Us tickets are on sale from 12pm on 1st May.
Photo credit: George Piper