What to Watch

What to Watch | 04 May 2021

Check out this week’s list of amazing dance to watch on your screen!

Created in Quarantine

1. The Royal Ballet - Pirouette Like Jagger

First released in Jun 2020, we love this short film of The Royal Ballet dancers getting down to some Rolling Stones music. Enjoy!

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2. Dutch National Ballet - David Dawson's METAMORPHOSIS

Available until 21 October 2021, David Dawson’s latest creation premiered on international dance day. A choreographic five-part piece about ‘hope and humanity, about finding light in the darkness’.

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Catch It While You Can

3. Alesandra Seutin - Inside Head

Presented by The Place, this short interactive film sees choreographer Alesandra Seutin invite us to explore the inner thoughts of a young black man as he reflects on the outside world’s perception of what he represents and the systemic pressures he endures on a daily basis. Join the screening on Thursday 13 May via The Place’s website. Here’s a trailer to get you in the mood.

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4. Toke

Set in the urban metropolis of London, Toke is an intimate portrait of Danish-born dancer Toke Broni Strandby. The expressive choreography created by Stuart Shugg takes place between London’s high rise buildings and subterranean landscapes. Strandby’s voiceover discusses how he has been labeled by some as a “disabled dancer,” when the reality is that movement has been his liberation.

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5. Get the Lite - A portrait of Chrybaby Cosie

Get the Lite is a portrait of Chrybaby Cozie, a pioneer of the Harlem-founded dance form litefeet. In this work, Chrybaby performs a solo on Harlem’s infamous Kingdome basketball court, which is widely regarded as one of the birthplaces of litefeet culture.

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