What to Watch

What to Watch | 28 September 2020

Here’s this week’s list of amazing dance films we’ve found online. Enjoy!

Created in Quarantine

1. Fenomenos do Semba - Jerusalema Dance Challenge

Here’s one for your lunchbreak. Grab your plate of food and dance along to Master KG’s uplifting music in this addictive video from Angola which has sparked a global craze. If you can watch this without joining in with that hip dip, we applaud you!


Under 5 Minutes

2. Aakash Odedra Company - Rising 2

This short dance film was created by Jason Elberts in collaboration with Aakash Odedra Company for the premiere of Rising, a production of solos performed by Odedra in 2011 featuring choreography by Russell Maliphant, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Akram Khan.


Dance On Screen

3. Jerron Herman & Molly Joyce - Body and Being

Jerron Herman performs his choreography outdoors to a haunting soundtrack by Molly Joyce. Watch the film on YouTube, where you will find links to interviews with both creatives.


Feature Length

4. Karen Hauer and Gorka Marquez - Firedance: Latin Fever

Part of the BBC’s Danceworks season, this film follows two of Strictly’s most popular professional stars, Karen Hauer and Gorka Marquez, as they put together a spectacular Latin showcase for their fans. Watch the full documentary on the BBC iPlayerfor the next 7 months. Here’s a clip to inspire you:


Catch It While You Can

5. American Ballet Theatre - Moving Stories: An ABT Film Festival

Presented over two nights, Wednesday 30 September and Thursday 1 October at 7:00pm Eastern Time, Moving Stories features eight short films created by ABT artists. If you can work out the time difference, you can watch all of the films on ABT’s YouTube Channel from Wednesday. In the mean time, here’s a trailer:


More in the What to Watch series

What to Watch play button in orange

What to Watch February 2023

What to Watch | 28 September 2020

What to Watch play button

What to Watch January 2023

What to Watch | 28 September 2020

What to Watch play button yellow

What to Watch December 2022

What to Watch | 28 September 2020