Young Men is a full-length production from BalletBoyz, winners of the National Dance Awards Best Independent Dance Company 2013.
In an intensely moving portrayal of love, friendship, loss and survival, Young Men explores the theme of war and the bonds that develop between the men consumed by it. Drawing inspiration from images of conflict through the ages, the production is a compelling hybrid of dance, theatre and screen performance from the ever-inventive BalletBoyz and their all male dance company the TALENT.
Opening Sadler’s Wells 2015 programme, Young Men is choreographed by rising star Iván Pérez (Nederlands Dans Theater I and II, Ballet Moscow, and the National Ballet of Cuba) and features a newly-commissioned original score from the cult singer songwriter Keaton Henson (albums Dear… andBirthdays).
Featuring the award-winning dancers of the TALENT and live music, Young Men is a co-production with Sadler’s Wells Theatre and 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions.
Dancers: 11 men and 2 women
Musicians: 14 on stage
Images by Hugo Glendinning