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 Post subject: George Piper Dances
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2001 11:00 pm 
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an interview from The Independent on Sunday with Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt founders of George Piper Dances<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><BR>Michael Nunn (left), 34, entered the Royal Ballet School at 17. He went on to dance leading roles at the Royal Ballet and while there co-produced, with Billy Trevitt, `Ballet Boyz', a video-diary documenting the company's darkest hour in 1997. The pair resigned to join Japan's K Ballet and have now formed a new company, George Piper Dances. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=011007002791&query=ballet" TARGET=_blank> <B> MORE... </B> </A>


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2001 11:31 pm 
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An Article from the Times<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><BR>Ready for their close-up <BR> <BR>BY DEBRA CRAINE <BR> <BR>Millions watched their antics as TV's Ballet Boyz. Now they want to be taken seriously with their own troupe <BR> <BR>For 12 years Michael Nunn and William Trevitt danced at Covent Garden. Stalwart members of the Royal Ballet, they distinguished themselves in a number of leading roles and enjoyed the admiration of several thousand fans. Then, in 1999, along came Ballet Boyz, their Channel 4 documentary, and suddenly two million people were introduced to Nunn and Trevitt, the naughty boys of the Royal Ballet. Their video diaries, which they shot themselves, portrayed the duo as lads about Covent Garden, two young men who couldn’t resist clowning for the camera in their jock straps, daring the audience to accept their crude humour, lippy attitudes and lager lout posturing. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001351380,00.html" TARGET=_blank> <B> MORE... </B> </A>


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2001 1:46 am 
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<B>Battle of the ballet boys</B><P>More about those "Ballet Boys" by Luke Jennings for the Evening Standard<P>George Piper Dances Company: Mixed Programme<BR>Michael Nunn, William Trevitt, Lucy Dodd, Justine Doswell, Matthew Hart<BR>Nunn/Trevitt<BR>by Luke Jennings<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>When Billy Trevitt and Michael Nunn step on to the stage of the Roundhouse on Monday night, they are going to be nervous. This has nothing to do with stage fright; the pair have racked up more than a dozen years of ballet performance each. The nerves are to do with the fact that this time Trevitt and Nunn are running the show, and have created a fledgling ballet company of their own. Its name, based on the middle names of its founders, is George Piper Dances. The venture is a brave one, but if it falls flat on its pancaked face, as is possible, there will be those who reckon that Trevitt and Nunn had it coming.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/dynamic/hottx/theatre/dance_review.html?in_review_id=463677&in_review_text_id=417762" TARGET=_blank><B>more....</B></A><p>[This message has been edited by Emma Pegler (edited October 17, 2001).]


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2001 11:38 pm 
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Article in The Sunday Times<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR> <BR>When male dancers leave the Royal Ballet, they traditionally make their last appearance in a female role, smuggled on at the back in pointe shoes and tutu. They go because of age, or injury, or because they have been fired. There is the stench of death about them. With their rictus grins and glue-on eyelashes big as wreaths, they may be thinking Darcey Bussell, but always end up looking more like Gloria Swanson. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/10/14/sticuldnc02002.html?" TARGET=_blank> <B> MORE </B> </A>


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Breaking the Next Wave

By DEBORAH JOWITT
The Village Voice

here's no "George Piper" in George Piper Dances, the five-person, took-London-by-storm company run by former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn (middle name George) and William Trevitt (middle name Piper). But the title is apt.

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Onstage, they're elegant, impeccably trained. But everyone loves princes who are ordinary hardworking blokes in disguise, especially irreverent wits perhaps reared on Monty Python.
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Boys' video hits keep flame alive

By VALERIE LAWSON
The Sydney Morning Herald
January 14, 2004

She had travelled from Kiev, to London, to Munich, to Tokyo and was "thinking of giving up, when this came up".

This was the brave new venture, George Piper Dances, founded three years ago by the former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. The "ballet boyz", as they billed themselves, invited the beautiful, Russian-born Oxana Panchenko to join them.

Instead of retirement, Panchenko's career was reborn. With the new troupe she won a once-in-a-lifetime review.
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