What to Watch November

What to Watch | 01 November 2021

Take a look at November’s online dance offering!

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1. Francesca Hayward - Siren

Royal Ballet principal, Francesca Hayward, is best known for her breathtaking grace, symphonic movements, and natural poise. Director and filmmaker Jess Kohl, however, brings out Hayward’s darker side in this black-and-white dance film with a haunting narrative edge.

The choreography was crafted by Michael Montgomery, a graduate of the Alvin Ailey School in the Certificate program and the Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program at Dominican University of California.


Dance Explainer

2. Candoco Dance Company - An insight into Last Shelter by Jeanine Durning

Candoco’s dancers offer thoughts on their experience of creating Last Shelter with Jeanine Durning and explore some of the core concepts of the work.


Feature Length

3. Ailey

An immersive portrait of dance pioneer Alvin Ailey, told through his own words and a new dance inspired by his life. This feature film will be released into cinemas in November 2021. Here’s a trailer…


Dance on Screen

4. Rambert - Aisha and Abhaya Trailer: 2022 Tour

OK full disclosure, this is a trailer for a live stage show with video included. However, it is possibly the most epic trailer we have ever seen. With choreography from Sharon Eyal and an original soundtrack of driving techno from Ori Lichtik and GAIKA, we’re looking at getting some tickets quick!


Created in Quarantine

5. BalletBoyz Youth Company - Motion

The piece is inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s motion pictures, capturing movement unseen by the human eye. BalletBoyz Youth Company explored Kingston Museum’s ‘Year of Muybridge’ programme, celebrating 190 years of the photographer and inventor. Choreographed and edited by James Aiden Kay (Youth Company Director)


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