“…superbly danced and unforgettable. Must see!” – Financial Times

Following triumphant UK and international appearances on stage and screen, BalletBoyz bring their brand new show the TALENT 2013 to the Theatre Royal Bath on Sunday 3rd February as part of a UK tour. This phenomenally popular company returns to Bath with a bold new show, featuring ten exceptional young dancers, as they present an exhilarating evening, fusing spectacular dance, both energetic and graceful, with music and film.

 

“This is dance at its most riveting and fearless.

Talent? I should say so!” – The Independent on Sunday

 

This all new show for 2013 premières two stunning new dance pieces, Fallen and Serpent, by internationally celebrated choreographers, the multi-award winning Russell Maliphant and Royal Ballet dancer/choreographer, Liam Scarlett, one of the UK’s most promising dance-makers.

 

BalletBoyz the Talent 2013 - Jordan Olpherts and Andrea Carrucciu in Russell Maliphant's 'Fallen' - Photo by PanosFallen, the latest work by Russell Maliphant to join the repertoire of BalletBoyz, is a hypnotic and entrancing display of grace and power featuring a specially composed score by award-winning French cinema composer Armand Amar.  Serpent, Liam Scarlett’s first commission for BalletBoyz, is a beautiful study of unison and virtuosity, featuring a haunting score by acclaimed UK composer Max Richter. Both new works will be lit by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Michael Hulls.

 

BalletBoyz is one of the most original and innovative forces in modern dance and the brainchild of former Royal Ballet lead dancers, Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. They have been dancing together for nearly 25 years and have thrilled audiences and dance critics the world over with their mix of award-winning repertoire, distinctive performance style and high artistic standards.

 

BalletBoyz the Talent - Leon Poulton and Matthew Rees - (a) - Photo by Hugo GlendinningFor their latest BalletBoyz venture, the Talent 2013, award-winning Artistic Directors Nunn and Trevitt handpicked five new dancers from across the UK to join their existing company through open auditions.  Selected from different dance backgrounds, all of the first-rate dancers demonstrate a passion for dance and natural unharnessed talent.

 

The ten dancers performing in the TALENT 2013 are Taylor Benjamin, Andrea Carrucciu, Flavien Esmieu, Martyn Garside, Adam Kirkham, Jordan Olpherts, Edward Pearce, Leon Poulton, Matthew Rees and Matthew Sandiford.  A life-changing opportunity for many of these young men, this exciting venture has seen Nunn and Trevitt mentoring and coaching the talented dancers, giving them an invaluable professional development opportunity at an early stage in their careers.

 

Michael Nunn and William Trevitt have been have been hailed as pioneers for making dance accessible and reaching a wider audience through their celebrated stage and television work. They met at the Royal Ballet School in the late 1980s and went on to dance for 12 years as leading dancers with the Royal Ballet, forming a lasting friendship that has taken them through a series of highly successful creative ventures. Through the TALENT, they have captured the zeitgeist; giving audiences something new; giving their company a brand new division with a strong new impetus and giving young male dancers all over the country an unprecedented chance to be part of a remarkable dance company and an ever developing entity.

BalletBoyz present the TALENT 2013 at the Theatre Royal Bath on Sunday 3 February at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844 or online at www.theatreroyal.org.uk