What to Watch

What to Watch | 01 June 2021

Here’s this week’s cracking list of dance to watch online

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1. James Cousins Company - Are You Even Real?

In the isolation of a bedroom a couple search for the perfection of a love they’ve known but not shared. As the world around them stands still their memories blur; hands running through their imaginations. Are they even real? Created by James Cousins Company with music by James Blake.

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In Case You Missed It

2. BirdGang Dance - Ukweli Roach's Vice

A highlight of Breakin’ Convention 2014, Ukweli Roach’s choreography shines through in this piece he created about vice.

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Family Friendly

3. Fevered Sleep - 8 Tender Solitudes

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Fevered Sleep to bring you the premiere of their latest work – 8 Tender Solitudes. The film evokes how we felt during the first lockdown and is available to watch all this week on via our website. Here’s a trailer to get you in the mood.

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Catch It While You Can

4. New Movement Collective - Project XO Remote

When lockdown started last year, New Movement Collective were about the premiere their latest work using wearable robotics technology. Now, for a limited time they have reworked the piece so that audiences can log on and control a dancer wearing the suit. Tickets are on sale if you want to have a go, or visit the company’s website from 5 – 8 June to watch others doing so.

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5. Scottish Ballet - The Shimmering Extraordinary: Annie

Annie Edwards is a disabled dance artist from Brighton, now based in London. She works with hip hop and contemporary dance, performing and creating work for a number of years. Her practice combines a love of movement and music with a drive for social justice. This video is part of The Shimmering Extraordinary, a mini-series of six new short dance films, created by Emmy-Award nominated director Fx Goby. Commissioned as part of our Safe to Be Me™ Festival 2021, a digital festival of dance that celebrates diversity, the films are inspired by the programme’s themes of acceptance, identity, and respect.

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