BalletBoyz Deluxe on BBC Four and online

Published: 26 March 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

BalletBoyz in Deluxe: Bradley 4.18 Credit: George Piper
BalletBoyz in Deluxe: Ripple Credit: George Piper

Following the cancellation of the end of the BalletBoyz 20th anniversary UK spring tour, Deluxe will have its TV première on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer.

Co-producers Sadler’s Wells, where the live show was due to be performed in London this week, will also stream Deluxe from its Facebook page on Friday 27 March at 7:30PM as the first of the new Sadler’s Wells Facebook Premieres series, where it will be available to watch for a week.

Deluxe features three new works choreographed by an all-female team: Ripple, the UK debut of renowned shanghai-based choreographer Xie Xin with music by electronic composer Jiang Shaofeng; Bradley 4:18 by Punchdrunk choreographer Maxine Doyle in a collaboration with Mercury Prize-nominated jazz musician Cassie Kinoshi and inspired by the Kate Tempest track Pictures On A Screen; plus The Intro, a short opening film by emerging choreographer Sarah Golding set to music by SEED Ensemble.

Deluxe is the company’s 20th anniversary production and is performed by the current BalletBoyz company which includes Joseph Barton, Benjamin Knapper, Harry Price, Liam Riddick, Matthew Sandiford and Will Thompson plus apprentice Dan Baines.

In addition to Deluxe, BalletBoyz will be sharing further video content online in the coming weeks including excerpts from its past shows, films and documentaries, behind the scenes in rehearsals, plus brand new material.