Posted on September 12, 2014
Ballet Boys, a new dance documentary from director Kenneth Elvebakk, opens in UK cinemas on September 12.
The film follows Lukas, Syvert and Torgeir, three Norwegian teenagers who love dancing. Starting when the boys are 14 years old, it shows them planning for careers in dancing, hoping to win places at the National Academy of Arts in Oslo. It’s also a portrait of teenaged friendship, going through puberty and making choices about their futures. Then one of the boys is invited to audition at The Royal Ballet School: what will he decide, and how will it affect the friendships?
The film has been screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Scandinavian Film Festival. It opens at the Curzon Mayfair and the ICA in London this weekend, and at selected cinemas nationwide.
Picture: Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød. Photograph: Jörg Wiesne