METALLICA, SLIPKNOT, IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR, HIM, CHILDREN OF BODOM and SARCOFAGUS are among the artists whose music is featured in “Out Of The Darkness”, the new spectacular from Australia’s “premiere metal ballet company” Brutal Ballet, which combines classical ballet with heavy metal.
Brutal Ballet founder, choreographer and dancer Bridie Mayfield‘s unique performance style, bringing the separate sides of the dark beauty of ballet and metal together has been previously described as “a captivating visual extravaganza that would titilate an audience regardless of musical accompaniment… music and ballet comparing and contrasting with remarkable sophistication.”
“Out Of The Darkness” is a journey through the various genres of metal, from the dark and brutal to the classic and melodic, featuring music from some of the best metal bands in the world.
“Out Of The Darkness” will make its European debut on February 7 at Sello Sali in Espoo, Finland.
Mayfield last year wowed audiences in the U.S. when she opened the Heavy Metal Film Festival in Los Angeles, performing classical ballet to a song by FEAR FACTORY (see video below).
According to Gothic Beauty magazine, Mayfield came up with the inspiration to dance classical ballet to heavy metal music from her love of metal and her experience from Ballet Deviare, which is New York’s premier heavy metal ballet company.
“Since I was small I always made up dances to music I loved, so when I started getting into metal it was no different to me,” she said. “When I heard about Ballet Deviare in New York, I realized dancing to metal was accepted by metal fans and knew I had to either join them or start something myself, and I knew someone else wasn’t going to start a metal ballet company here. I managed to pull together enough dancers to start trying out some of the choreography.”