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Scheme of work: Young Men

Stimulus Discussion

Join company dancers and Rehearsal Director Charlotte Pook as they discuss the inspiration and stimulus for Young Men, choreographed by Ivan Perez. Hear insights into the process that will help shape the creative movement for this scheme of work.

Lesson 1: School of Infantry

Lesson 1 guides students through a selection of tasks that develop floor work, solo creation and travelling in space. Inspired by the BalletBoyz piece Young Men, this lesson can help bring the history curriculum to life through creative movement.

Lesson 2: Basic Training

Using imagery and improvisation to create movement. Working as a duet to create a movement sequence using 5 movements on the floor and 5 standing.

Lesson 3: Field Combat

Lesson 3 guides students through a selection of tasks that develop fitness, endurance, contact work, creativity and duet creation. 

Lesson 4: Battalion

Lesson 4 guides students through a selection of tasks that develop reactivity, listening skills, group work, formation and creativity.

Lesson 5: Round up the Troops

Lesson 5 guides students through a selection of tasks that develop fitness, endurance, the ability to learn a set phrase, group work and creativity. The recap section is a prompt for the revision of sequences from across the 5 lessons.

Inspiration Clips

Inspiration Clips - in the studio

Young Men in Rehearsal

Join Ivan Perez and the BalletBoyz in the studio during rehearsals for Young Men. 

Young Men in Progress

Join Ivan Perez and the BalletBoyz in the studio during rehearsals for Young Men. 

Young Men - Early Development

Join Ivan Perez and the BalletBoyz in the studio during rehearsals for Young Men. 

Young Men - Pushing Sequences

Young Men - Backpack Sequences

Young Men - Studio Run-through

Inspiration Clips - Stage Production

Young Men Stage Production - Clip 1

Young Men Stage Production - Clip 2

Young Men Stage Production - Clip 3

Young Men Stage Production - Clip 4

Young Men Stage Production - Clip 5

Young Men Stage Production - Clip 6

Young Men on DVD

Young Men Stage Production

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.  Young Men is choreographed by 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.
 

Watch the stage production on DVD filmed at Sadler's Wells. 

 

Young Men Movie

Winner of the Rose d'Or and Golden Prague Award (2017), this film without words is an immersive emotional journey into the reality facing young men in conflict at the extremes of human experience. Based on the hugely successful stage production of the same name that premiered at Sadler's Wells in 2015, it is choreographed by Iván Pérez with a commissioned score by composer Keaton Henson.

 

Young Men will be available to buy on DVD and as a digital download from 11 November 2017.

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