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BalletBoyz set for return to Cheltenham's Everyman Theatre

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: February 05, 2014

By Colette Shakib

BalletBoyz the Talent 2013 in Liam Scarlett's 'Serpent' photo2 by Panos 1.13

BalletBoyz the Talent 2013 in Liam Scarlett's 'Serpent' photo2 by Panos 1.13

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FOLLOWING triumphant UK and international appearances on stage and screen to critical acclaim, contemporary dance company BalletBoyz return to Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre.

The troupe, which recently won an award for Best Independent Dance Company at the National Dance Awards, are back with an exhilarating evening of exciting and explosive dance.

Founded 14 years ago by former Royal Ballet lead dancers, Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, they are one of the most innovative performers in the genre.

Their latest outing features two carefully choreographed pieces, Fallen and Serpent, put together by Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett.

“The performance is youthful and exciting and the energy really comes across,” co-founder Michael Nunn says.

“We also have brilliant choreography which keeps the audience interested throughout the show.

“The standard of our performances just keep getting better as the dancers gain experience and their relationships grow stronger.”

Michael believes much of the success the company has enjoyed is due to their modern approach to the genre.

“We’re not a traditional ballet company,”he says.

“When you think of a traditional ballet company you think of men in white tights and sparkly costumes but we take a very modern approach to dance.

“We’re the perfect introduction to dance because we’re not old fashioned, we use modern music and reflect what people want to see.

“We’re not trying to replicate something that was first performed 100 years ago, our company is about today.

“After people have seen BalletBoyz perform once, they keep coming back so if you’re going to see one piece of dance, see this.”

See the troupe perform with their trademark style, spectacular energy and graceful routines at Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre on Wednesday at 7.45pm.

Tickets cost from £17. Call 01242 572573.

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