What to Watch

What to Watch | 19 April 2021

Here’s a list of awesome dance films to watch this week!

Created in Quarantine

1. Theaterhaus Stuttgart - Gauthier Dance: The Dying Swans Project

Theaterhaus Stuttgart has created The Dying Swans project – 16 films by 16 choreographers featuring 16 dancers. These solos, all of which are available on the Theaterhas Stuttgart YouTube channel, were created to give hope to the company’s dancers.


Dance On Screen

2. American Ballet Theatre - Sung Woo Han: Death and Life

After almost dying from a lung injury at the age of 17, choreographer Sung Woo Han has felt like death has been with him ever since. This beautiful duet, filmed in Seoul, South Korea was inspired by Gustav Klimt’s painting, Death and Life with features a girl in a crowd, the only one staring at the god of death, and the only one looking peaceful.

Feature Length

3. Julia Cronshaw - Ballet's Secret Code

What are the fundamental principles of classical ballet? This documentary by filmmaker Julia Cronshaw, explores the six all-important physical principles to improve any dancer.


Under 5 Minutes

4. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Excerpt from milonga

Performed by world tango champions German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi, this scene from Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s milonga was filmed at at TanzFestival Steps. Watch to the end for some pretty dramatic gymnastics!


In Case You Missed It

5. Breakin' Convention - Social DisDancing

Ahead of Breakin’ Convention’s return to the Sadler’s Wells stage in July, they have just released this behind the scenes look at Social DisDancing, a performance created before lockdown. Featuring AIM Collective, the explosive all female popping crew, Birmingham-based Jamaal O’Driscoll featuring b-boy Marius and the mighty Boy Blue Entertainment.


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