All-male dance company BalletBoyz spins into Blackpool’s Grand Theatre this weekend – for one night only.
Established 15 years ago, by former Royal Ballet ‘boys’ Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, the company presents the Talent at the Grand on Saturday night.
The 10-strong cast will showcase two works – The Murmuring by Alexander Whitley and Mesmerics by Christopher Wheeldon.
Whitley explains his choice of title is inspired by the ‘low, distinctive and continuous sound’ and the word’s dual meaning of the ‘extraordinary undulating flight pattern of flocks of birds’.
The piece is set to music by electronic duo Raime, and features group dances as well as solos creating ‘a seamless ebb and flow of beautiful movement’.
William Trevitt said: “The Murmuring is a really interesting piece with a very well crafted, meticulous and moving structure to it; abstract, yet not.”
Originally set for three men and two women, when it was created in 2004, by Nunn and Trevitt with Christopher Wheeldon, Mesmerics has been reworked for eight of the Talent’s dancers.
Michael Nunn said: “We’ve always loved the piece.
“The music is a gorgeous score by Philip Glass featuring haunting, hypnotic string sections.
“We knew it wouldn’t work in the old format because there’s a lot of pointe work and traditional partnering, so Chris has reinvented it and we’ve worked with him in tiny moments through his busy schedule.”
Call the Grand on (01253) 290190 for tickets to Saturday’s 7.30pm performance.