What to Watch

What to Watch | 19 July 2021

Take a look at this week’s line-up of amazing dance to watch online!

Created in Quarantine

1. Calum Macdiarmid & Harry Price - A dance portrait of mental illness during lockdown

British filmmaker Calum Macdiarmid captures the reality of mental illness in a striking dance short featuring movement artist Harry Price, filmed during the height of lockdown in London last year.

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2. Scottish Ballet - The Shimmering Extraordinary Zahra

This beautiful film is part of Scottish Ballet’s Safe to Be Me series. Featuring Hayaat Zahra Shah, a 24 year old kathak dancer from Manchester. “When I started dancing, I felt the most permanent side of me just came out. If I didn’t find dance, I wouldn’t have been the woman I am today.”

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Dance Explainer

3. San Francisco Ballet - Behind the Proscenium 1: R&J Costumes

San Francisco Ballet’s head of women’s wardrobe takes us through the costumes for their touring production of Romeo & Juliet.

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Dance On Screen

4. Far From the Norm - Normground

This one-shot film was created in an underpass in Toronto when Far From the Norm was on tour with Breakin’ Convention in 2018.

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In Case You Missed It

5. Breakin' Convention presents Patience J Choreography - Colours

Dropped by Breakin’ Convention just last week, Patience J presents Colours, a celebratory piece exploring modern ‘Afro’ dance forms from the African diaspora like n’dombolo and azonto.

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