The UK’s leading touring ballet company English National Ballet and World Dance Champions Flawless come to the New Theatre Oxford with a thrilling new show Against Time – a unique fusion of ballet, streetdance and acrobatics.

Jenna and Marlon, creators and performers of Against Time, take us behind the scenes of this unique collaboration…

“Ironically enough the idea of working together developed during a performance at Buckingham Palace in 2011 where both Companies were invited to perform for Her Majesty The Queen.  As we started toying with the idea of choreographing something together mixing streetdance and ballet, we came up with the concept for a new show exploring the choreographic process itself.  Manipulating time relates to dance since choreographic moves change constantly, hence the title Against Time.

We had lots of fun putting the show together, especially with the music.  DJ, our music-mixing genius, has watched stacks of the rehearsal process and put together some truly exciting mixes, including the Cygnets signature piece from Swan Lake re-arranged with Aboriginal tracks!

Working together and exploring the different elements of ballet as well as streetdance has been such a learning curve for all of us and really pushed us out of our comfort zone.  We are just about to embark on our first UK tour and are very excited.  We want to share our passion for dance with everyone out there and hope Against Time will bring old and young together.”

For more information and to book call 0844 871 3020 or visit

http://www.atgtickets.com/oxford

Booking fees apply

http://www.ballet.org.uk

http://www.flawlessofficial.com

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