What to Watch

What to Watch | 12 July 2021

Take a look at this week’s amazing dance films to watch online!

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1. Zoï Tatopoulos & Sean Lew - We Will Find It

The physicality of the dancers in this film by Zoï Tatopoulos & Sean Lew is simply mindblowing. Make sure you have the sound turned up nice and loud when you watch this one.


Created in Quarantine

2. Stopgap Dance Company - Outside In

In this short contemporary dance film, disabled dance artist Shyne Phiri and filmmaker Floyd Konde collaborate to depict a forlorn figure who finds strength and comfort by connecting with nature’s revitalising beauty.


In Case You Missed It

3. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Paris/New York - Long Distance Love

This film, shot in both Paris and New York is a tribute to all those who are in long-distance relationships. It was created by and is performed by married couple Linda Celeste Sims and Glenn Allen Sims. They joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater more than 20 years ago and have toured to 71 countries. Check out our live dance commission this summer – From Greenwich with Love.


Dance Explainer

4. New York City Ballet - Sara Mearns on Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet

New York City Ballet’s Sara Mearns discusses the boisterous fourth movement of Balanchine’s Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet and the thrill of recognizing her unique take on the role she first fell in love with as a member of the corps de ballet.


Dance On Screen

5. Dorothy Allen-Pickard - Material Bodies

Through interweaving dance and dialogue, Material Bodies is a sensual and cinematic look at the relationship between amputees and their limbs. Composed of five artist vignettes, this visceral and colourful short film explores how prostheses can transcend their function to become an accessory to identity, a form of self-expression, and even a dance partner.


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