BALLETBOYZ® AT THE McCALLUM JANUARY 30 & 31
The McCallum Theatre welcomes the return of the acclaimed British dance company BalletBoyz® for performances on Monday, January 30, at 8:00pm and Tuesday, January 31, at 8:00pm. Described by The Guardian as “a paradox of muscular impact and weightless flight,” the company’s evocative style sets new standards for dance as the company graces the stage with ferocity, strength and determination, as well as tremendous elegance and poise. BalletBoyz® caused a sensation with their first appearance at the McCallum in 2014 and are now back for two performances.
Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, founders of BalletBoyz®, have been hailed as pioneers for making dance accessible and reaching a wider audience through their celebrated stage and television work. They came to prominence through their popular Channel 4 documentaries “BalletBoyz I & II”, “Strictly Bolshoi,” “The Royal Ballet in Cuba,” “BalletBoyz: The Next Generation” and the groundbreaking “BalletBoyz: The Rite of Spring” for BBC Three.
BalletBoyz® has established itself as one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in modern dance, revolutionizing traditional programming formats, commissioning new work, collaborating with a wide range of cutting edge talents and building a large following through their TV work. The company’s chief aim is to challenge, excite and enlighten audiences through a wide body of work. BalletBoyz® aims to bring together elements from diverse realms of the arts such as composers, artists, designers, filmmakers and photographers. They continue to develop groundbreaking education initiatives, particularly working with boys in dance and in dancer led workshops that provide an invaluable insight into the company’s repertoire.
Since its formation in 2000, BalletBoyz® has won numerous awards and nominations including an Olivier Award, two South Bank Show Award nominations as well as a Rose d’Or, International Emmy and Golden Prague Grand Prix for its TV work. The company has performed all over the UK and internationally, and has approximately 35 works in its repertoire, over 30 of which are original commissions. In 2015, BalletBoyz® shot their first feature film Young Men on location in France, and in 2016, launched “Frame,” the first ever London Dance Film Festival.
Now housed at their own state-of-the-art rehearsal/creation space in the heart of Kingston, BalletBoyz® are thrilled to have a permanent home. The new space was completed in 2012 and provides the company with two beautiful custom-designed rehearsal studios, office for company management, and fully equipped AV editing suite.
BalletBoyz® has been an Associate Company at Sadler’s Wells since 2005.
Tickets for these performance of BalletBoyz® are $77, $57, $47 and $27. Tickets are available at the Theatre’s website at www.mccallumtheatre.com or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at (760) 340-ARTS. The McCallum Theatre, located at 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert CA 92260, accepts payment by cash, personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.