What to Watch

What to Watch | 09 November 2020

Here’s a list of 5 dance films you won’t want to miss this week:

Catch It While You Can

1. Headspace - Luca Silvestrini's Protein

After the Interval and its sequel, Before the Interval, are Luca Silvestrini’s works for award-winning HeadSpaceDance curated as part of two programmes of new commission. You can watch them online until 15th November only!
Here’s a trailer:


Feature Length

2. National Youth Dance Company - A Year Like No Other

When the UK went into lockdown in March, NYDC was halfway through the process of creating new work with Guest Artistic Director Russell Maliphant. With activity brought to a sudden halt and the company’s upcoming residency, world premiere and national tour all cancelled, NYDC had to radically rethink how its 39 young dancers would complete their experience. This new documentary by filmmaker Ben Williams charts the highs, the lows and everything in between, as told by the rising stars of a new generation of dance.


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3. BBC Profile on Ballet Black

This short film which celebrates Ballet Black’s 2018 Glastonbury appearance with Stormzy was created back in July, long before dancer/choreographer Mthuthuzeli November was awarded an Olivier for his work Ingoma. We can’t wait to see what this innovative company will come up with next.


In Case You Missed It

4. Akram Khan - Extreme Combat: The Dancer and The Fighter

In case you missed it, Akram Khan followed three of the top Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the country on their journey towards the biggest fight of their careers, to discover what common ground dancers share with fighters. Watch on All4 now.


Dance On Screen

5. New York City Ballet - New Works Festival: new song

new song, Andrea Miller’s first work for NYCB, is set to music by Victor Jara and features Soloists Harrison Coll, Unity Phelan, Indiana Woodward, and Sebastian Villarini-Velez. Directed by Ezra Hurwitz.


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