Heinemann Duty Free Opening: May 2016

A flash back Friday to Mr Boyd collaborating with Eventing Edge for Heinemann Duty Free, bringing the official opening of the worlds largest airport duty free shop at Sydney Airport to life, with a runway full of special moments highlighting the products available.

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Michael Boyd let his creative direction expertise guide an array of professional models down the catwalk and into the eager eyesight of his audience. Rather than having the models just walk, Michael created paused moments influenced by the products available in the duty free area.

All clothing and accessory labels were tastefully styled by Michael Azzollini, and enhance by moments of a spritz of perfume, a touch up of lipstick, a bouquet of flowers given, and more.

Followed by an echoing round of applause, finale of all models, flitter, and the ribbon cutting, it was a sophisticated and creative opening to remember.

Full video here.

To complete the event Mr Boyd also choreographed for the after party held at Circular Quay’s Passenger Terminal. Bree Rakowski stunned in a bejewelled catsuit for her contortion act, Talia Fowler merged pointe with contemporary burlesque complete with a feathered headdress, and four flapper dancers got the party started in colourful fringe dresses.

HEINEMANN TAX & DUTY FREE OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY AT THE OVERSEAS PASSENGER TERMINAL, SYDNEY - FRIDAY 6TH MAY, 2016

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Photography by Belinda Rolland.

Romance Was Born MBFW – May 2017

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To close the 2017 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Sydney, Mr Boyd collaborated with Romance Was Born designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett, presenting their theatrical disco show involving glitter, nudity, dance and a whole lot of colour.

With the pieces being works of art, Michael Boyd used his direction experience and expertise to individually advise each model on how to best showcase their unique garments. He spoke passionately to the models about connecting the Electro Orchid brief to their walks, to make unique statement moves that photograph well, and to perform as if they were filming a video from all angles.

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To headline the finale, three disco-inspired dancers swung through the metallic red doors channelling the power female trio The Supremes. One by one they flowed and twirled down the runway, threading in and out of flower adorned columns in their own daydream world. Custom made rainbow dresses by Romance Was Born flew and spun the audience into the flower child era, complete with rainbow body art by multiple Archibald winning artist Del Kathryn Barton.

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Event and Production for this incredible evening by Cat Rose, and Creative Direction by Mark Vassallo.

This show was the embodiment of ‘a perfect day in the office’ for Mr Boyd: working with one of Australia’s best fashion houses, a brilliant team and marvellous execution on all fronts. Michael’s wrap-up was short and sweet, “I could do that every single day.”

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Photography By Lucas Dawson Photography

Bulgari Art Award: May 2016

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The team at Mr Boyd would like to congratulate the winner of this years Bulgari Art Award,  Tomislav Nikolic.

This time last year Michael Boyd collaborated with Bulgari to create a contemporary piece with moments of pas de deux performed by Andrew Crawford, Laura May, Lucy Palmer, and Madeleine Kazda. Choreographed around two 40-metre tables full of dining guests, the performers glided around the outside and through the middle of their audience in the iconic lobby of the Australian Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Full video here.

Mr Boyd was inspired by the movement of coloured dye dropped into water, its fluidity, slow beauty and vibrancy. Custom-made skirts were designed to replicate this movement, the colour specifically chosen to portray a blank canvas to showcase the million dollar Bulgari jewels the girls wore whilst performing.

In additional to the piece the girls were also living installations as the guests arrived, walking gracefully through the crowd adorned in a variety of Bulgari jewellery.

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MR BOYD OPEN CLASSES: APRIL 2017

After a teaching hiatus Michael Boyd is back in the studio teaching three open classes at Sydney’s Brent Street.

Last week’s class was awesome! Mr Boyd is back in the studio (Brent Street) tonight at 8.00pm ($20).

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Photo credit: Jez Smith

Michael Boyd encourages all professional dancers and dance students alike to come along and develop their own artistry within his choreography. Mr Boyd says:

“Dance isn’t always about nailing each lot of 8. It’s also about your performance quality, finding a way to make foreign movements sit perfectly on you and expressing any discomfort through your own interpretation.

Here’s a short clip from last week’s class:

Tonight’s class will have some optional variables with continued solo work, partner work and mirrored choreography. He has also incorporated space for break dance or trick moves.

Looking forward to seeing you there tonight!

Michael Boyd is Creative Director at Mr Boyd. A selection of his work as a director and choreographer in Sydney, Australia is available at mrboyd.global