Benoit Swan Pouffer on Rambert's production of Peaky Blinders Ballet
Since becoming Rambert's Artistic Director in 2018, Benoit Swan Pouffer has breathed new life into his 96-year-old London-based company. Pouffer's Rambert works with creatives outside the contemporary dance bubble to break down the barriers between popular his culture and 'high' culture.
In one of the boldest moves to date, the former Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Director is the creator, writer and executive producer of the multi-award winning BBC drama Peaky Blinders in a new production based on the TV series. Teamed up with a certain Stephen Knight (CBE). Ahead of the premiere, we caught up with his Pouffer and from Birmingham, England, we took a closer look at how he brought the world of murderous gangs in the early 20th century to the stage.
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