Production images have been released for the world premiere of Them/Us presented by the internationally acclaimed all-male dance troupe BalletBoyz.
The new double bill opens at Edinburgh Capital Theatres on Saturday 23 February and arrives in London at Sadler’s Wells from 5 to 9 March 2019, with an opening night on Wednesday 6 March. The UK tour runs until 28 April and visits Yeovil, Lichfield, Salisbury, Bromley, Portsmouth, Newcastle, Exeter, Chester, Richmond, Guildford, Glasgow, High Wycombe, Oxford, London artsdepot and Bristol.
Them/Us is an innovative double bill and celebrates a brand new collaboration from the company’s own critically acclaimed dancers and the Tony and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. The pieces are both set to original scores by world-class composers and ask where we see ourselves in relation to the ‘other’.
Them, the first half of the show, is created through a unique, collaborative choreographic process marking the first ever production in the company’s 19-year history to be created solely by BalletBoyz’ own in-house talent. Set and developed in tandem to music by composer Charlotte Harding, Them explores the individuality and the versatility of movement which the company is renowned for.
Tony and Olivier Award winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon concludes the programme with Us, exploring human connections and culminating in an expanded version of the tender duet from Fourteen Days which premiered in 2017 to wide critical and public acclaim. With an extended score by cult singer/songwriter, Keaton Henson, Christopher Wheeldon develops this new work which explores human connections and the possibilities of before, during and after.