Ahead of BALLETBOYZ’ Roundhouse dates next week – 31st July and 1st August, the company will be live-streaming rehearsals from their studios in Kingston Upon Thames, Thursday 24th July at 3.30pm:
Live rehearsal Thursday 24th July from 3.30pm
BALLETBOYZ® perform as part of ROUNDHOUSE SUMMER SESSIONS marking the FINAL UK PERFORMANCES of RUSSELL MALIPHANT’S ‘FALLEN’ and LIAM SCARLETT’S ‘SERPENT’ accompanied by live music performed by the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
together with a sneak preview of ‘YOUNG MEN’ which will premiere at Sadler’s Wells in January 2015
Returning to the venue that hosted their first public performance – as George Piper Dances in 2001 – the award-winning BalletBoyz® will perform at Roundhouse Summer Sessions on 31 July and 1 August 2014. Following three successful nationwide UK tours and sell-out performances in Australia and Europe, BalletBoyz theTalent will perform Liam Scarlett’s ‘Serpent’ and Russell Maliphant’s ‘Fallen’ for the last time in the UK. Roundhouse Summer Sessions audiences will also see an exclusive excerpt of BalletBoyz’ highly anticipated new show, ‘Young Men’, that has been in development for the past year. ‘Young Men’, which explores the theme of war and the bond that forms between the men who train and fight together, is part of 14-18 NOW WW1 Centenary Art Commissions drawing inspiration from images of war through the ages, in particular the First World War.
To celebrate the success of the critically acclaimed and enormously popular double bill of Scarlett’s and Maliphant’s works, the BBC Concert Orchestra will join the ten-strong cast of dancers to perform Max Richter’s score for ‘Serpent’ and Armand Amar’s score for ‘Fallen’.
Choreographed by NDT dancer/choreographer, Iván Pérez, ‘Young Men’ features an original score by British singer songwriter Keaton Henson who will perform an extract of it at the Roundhouse. A gifted composer and illustrator, Keaton has released two critically acclaimed albums, ‘Dear’ and ‘Birthdays’ and won the Best Music Video Award (Rushes Soho Shorts 2012) for the video of the single ‘Small Hands’. He recently performed at James Lavelle’s Meltdown at the Southbank Centre.
31st July 2014 – 1st August 2014
Venue: Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH
Box office: 0844 482 8008 www.roundhouse.org.uk
Wednesday 23rd July 2014