Imagine a packed to the rafters Quays Theatre, 50% Gay Male, 10 superb male dancers and more buns than a Mary Berry Bake Off and you have an evening with the celebrated BALLET BOYZ.
Following triumphant appearances on stage and screen, this phenomenally popular Company features 10 exceptional young dancers and presents an exhilarating evening of explosive dance – including two stunning new dance pieces by internationally celebrated choreographers Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett.
The first act 'SERPENT' treated us to some sublime movement that was both graceful and powerful at the same time.Quite a feat.The classical style score by Max Richter was truly beautiful and inspired Choreographer LIAM SCARLETT to create a series of stunning visual images with his troup of talented dancers all of whom were given equal prominance throughout.
Act two 'FALLEN' gave us an altogether harder experience both musically by ARMAND AMAR and through RUSSELL MALIPHANT'S choreography.The contrast continued with the semi- naked,homo erotic costumes of the first half,now replaced with a darker,1984 looking set of costumes,which were no less beguiling.
At 90 mins inc interval,last night was never going to be a marathon,mainly because of the exhaustive movement throughout,but never the less left an enthralled audience shouting for more.
The show has just one more night at The Lowry tonight and is all but sold.Do however try to get a ticket and certainly keep your eye out for their next visit.
A rare and challenging production which isnt just for lovers of dance.
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Published: 11-Feb-2014 (2270)