Here’s a fabulous list of dance films to brighten up your week!
Dance On Screen
1. Nowness | András Ladocsi - Dancing About Architecture: Dürer
Hungarian photographer and cinematographer András Ladocsi presents this transfixing dance film featuring seven dancers. Set in a derelict swimming pool built on the site of a 100-year-old monastery during Hungary’s soviet regime, Dürer reveals the impermanence of buildings, structures, and systems that we are led to believe are infallible.
In Case You Missed It
2. Titiana Varca - Eclipse
Created as part of our Make Your Own Dance Film series, Titana was mentored by Temujin Gill and her film was edited by Roswitha Chesher. Tackling themes of bullying and jelousy, this film is about the need to be independent and self-motivated in these difficult times.
Catch It While You Can
3. English National Ballet - Nutcracker Delights
Filmed at the London Coliseum just before London went into Tier 4, Nutcracker Delights was presented specially for the company’s 70th anniversary year. It is available to watch in full online until 23 January.
4. Nikki & JD - Knot
Created in collaboration with Lost Dog’s Ben Duke (who featured on S01 / E06 of Talking Moves), Knot is a physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant show about friendship, told using dance and circus. The show will be streamed for free via Déda’s Facebook channel on Thursday 21 January at 7.30pm. In the mean time, here’s a trailer:
Created in Quarantine
5. Sadler's Wells & BBC Arts - Dancing Nation
Dancing Nation was due to be broadcast live from Sadler’s Wells on 14 January 2021. Following the UK government’s announcement that England has now entered ‘lockdown’, Dancing Nation has been pre-recorded, following UK government Covid-security guidance, and will be available to watch from Thursday 28 January on BBC iPlayer and Sadler’s Wells’ website for 30 days. Featuring Akram Khan, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Boy Blue, Breakin’ Convention, Candoco Dance Company, English National Ballet, Far From The Norm, HUMANHOOD, Matsena Productions, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Natalia Osipova, Northern Ballet, Oona Doherty, Rambert and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance. Here’s a trailer: