What to Watch

What to Watch | 01 June 2020

Here is some more inspiring dance to brighten your screens this week.

Under 5 minutes

1. Ballet Black - Mute

Stop what you’re doing right now and watch this film with the sound on. Not only is this an incredible rendition of Mikhail Fokine’s The Dying Swan by BB dancer Cira Robinson, but the lack of musical accompaniment means you can hear every squelch of the pointe shoe in the sand and the breeze swooshing past the camera mic. There is something epic yet incredibly calming about it.


Dance on Screen

2. Botis Seva & National Youth Dance Company - Madhead

Choreographer Botis Seva combines his powerful choreographic style with the virtuosity of the mighty National Youth Dance Company to create something that feels incredibly dystopian and right for our times. It is heart-in-throat viewing.


Created in Quarantine

3. Acosta Danza - En Casa

Carlos Acosta’s Cuban dance company have teamed up with composer Pepe Gavilondo (who also features in the video) to make a film that brings joy and hope to all. It is pure sunshine. Enjoy!


Catch It While You Can

4. Hussein Chalayan - Gravity Fatigue

Fashion designer Hussein Chalayan turns director as he teams up with choreographer Damien Jalet for this Sadler’s Wells production which is all about the costumes. The full-length film is only available for a few more days, so catch it while you can! Once it’s expired, we’ll replace it with a trailer.


Feature Length

5. The Royal Ballet - The Cellist by Cathy Marston

Presented as part of the Royal Opera House’s Our House to Your House series, The Cellist is based on the life of musician Jacqueline du Pré.


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