Friday June 23, 2017

Boyz … by Paul Malek

Real, Raw, Beautiful, Naked…. BOYZ!

In 2016, award-winning Contemporary Dance Choreographer Paul Malek returns to the Midsumma Festival with his edgy new dance company, Transit Dance Co. and their full length world premiere production of BOYZ.

Malek has assembled 5 unique male dancers to create a physically challenging and sexually dominating look into the addictive behaviours, habits and the testosterone-fuelled tendencies young men have whilst they take the giant leap into adulthood. Set in a share house, five young men play, live and entwine their bodies highlighting their animalistic nature and sheer beauty of the male form.

The cast forms an all male first for Transit Dance Co. with Green Room Award nominee Jayden Hicks (Best Male DancerYours Truly), returning to collaborate with Malek on this production. The cast also features Samuel Harnett-Welk from Adelaide, Daniel Jaber & Dancers, Charles Ball from Brisbane Carmen Sweet – Expressions Dance Company and Kurt Dwyer-Williams & Lachlan Hall who we were introduced to us in TDC’s inaugural production, Every Inch Of Me.

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Malek says “…working & creating with this all male cast has been undeniably electrifying. The power, adrenalin and physicality they exude when dancing this work leaves you in awe not only of their breathtaking ability, but the incredible artistry each male dancer possesses.”

BOYZ promotional image 1With a simple set staged within the Transit Dance complex in Kensington, Victoria; the audience is welcomed to take a trip into a young gay man’s mind as his own personal experiences drive a flourish of flesh and minimalistic costuming as bodies relentlessly come together with physicality, aggression and sensuality.

BOYZ will be performed from the 27th to the 30th of January at Transit Dance Theatre Space, as part of the 2016 Midsumma Festival. For more information and tickets visit www.midsumma.org.au or www.transitdance.com.au

Transit Dance Co. founded in 2015 by Malek, encompasses innovation, creativity and artistic diversity. Its passion is for exploration, discovery and excellence, ultimately seeking to reach out to the wider community, igniting their interest in contemporary dance and physical theatre.

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