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NEDERLANDS DANCE THEATRE @ THE STATE THEATRE ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE

I was fortunate  enough to see this extraordinary performance by the legendary Nederlands Dans Theater, who are in Australia for a  very brief Melbourne only tour.

This was a thrilling, dazzling triple bill of contemporary dance.  The performance featured two works choreographed by the Company’s Artistic Director and Artistic Advisor respectively, the duo of Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot with one work by Canadian Crystal Pite. Continue reading NEDERLANDS DANCE THEATRE @ THE STATE THEATRE ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE

THE BALLET BOYZ: THE TALENT

BalletBoyz. Pic Michelle Mossop
BalletBoyz: A memorable and mesmerising night of dance. Pic Michelle Mossop

A vibrant ,sensuous ,virile , enthralling program that champions male dancing , ‘The Talent’ is a double bill of two short works Liam Scarlett’s ‘Serpent’ and Russell Maliphant’s ‘Fallen’.

The company is called ‘Ballet Boyz ‘ and was established roughly fifteen years ago by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt who were then dancers with the Royal Ballet. The name has stuck , although Nunn and Trevitt don’t really like it , and the rest is dance history .

The current program ‘The Talent ‘features a blend of superb dancers all of whom are aged between 18 and 25, come from either British or European background, and all are in incredibly fit , marvellous form . The company , for this programme nine men , performs 21st-century contemporary choreography accentuating the muscular and dangerous side and making it ever so more accessible and exciting .

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