Watch This Feature-Length Dance Film Inspired by World War I
It’s a World War I film like nothing you can find on the History Channel. But it’s not like any dance film you’ve seen before, either.
, choreographed by Iván Pérez, is a feature-length film starring British dance company BalletBoyz and based on a stage production of the same name. Conceived by BalletBoyz artistic directors and former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, the film follows a young soldier as he prepares for war—and as he eventually experiences war’s destruction and brutality.
It was shot on location in Northern France and features a score by singer-songwriter Keaton Henson. And if it’s anything like what we’ve seen from BalletBoyz in the past, Young Men will be the perfect blend of sleek ballet technique and innovative storytelling.
Catch it tonight on PBS at 9pm EST. (Check your local listings.)