Saturday 6 July. Adam Kirkham, currently with BalletBoyz, was a soloist with the Peter Schaufuss Ballet from 2007 to 2010. He will be continuing with BalletBoyz and is honoured to be working with Russell Maliphant next season to guest perform around the world. Adam was on full scholarship at English National Ballet School and has trained with Nederlands Dans Theater over the summers. He too was invited to perfrom at TEDx Oxford.
Merritt Moore was a professional ballet dancer with the Boston Ballet, Zurich Ballet, and Jose Mateo Ballet Company and has been invited to perform in Italy, China, Korea, England, and Germany. She graduated with honors from Harvard with a degree in physics and is currently pursuing a PhD in Atomic and Laser Physics at Oxford. She was featured as one of Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women 2010, and has been awarded the Suzanne Farrell Dance Award 2011, the Harvard Artist Development Fellowship, and the Michael von Clemm Fellowship to pursue physics at Oxford 2012. Recently she was invited to talk and perform at TEDx Oxford.
A Timeless Duet
A duet that combines the rigour and timeless beauty of classical technique with a passionate modern twist will be performed by Merritt Moore and guest dancer Adam Kirkham from Balletboyz. They lay bare the scaffolding of their own performance by drawing inspiration from everyday encounters, whether in the lab, the dance studio or in the street.
Choreographed & performed by Merritt Moore and Adam Kirkham
You can see rehearsal photos of A Timeless Duet here.