What to Watch December

What to Watch | 01 December 2021

It’s the last What to Watch of 2021! Take a look at these splendid dance films to warm up your December.

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1. Mark Bruce Company - Three Billy Goats Gruff

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the retelling of a classic fairy tale. Mark Bruce Company bring to life one we don’t get to see too often – Three Billy Goats Gruff, filmed on location in Somerset.


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2. GLORIA! The Director's Cut - Roswitha Chesher and Greenwich Dance

Get in the mood for the Christmas party season with GLORIA! The Director’s Cut. Created in 2019, this fabulous film has since been seen at dance film festivals all over the world!


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3. Corey Baker Dance - Leaders of a New Regime

The concept and choreography behind the music video was envisioned by New Zealand-born, UK-based filmmaker and choreographer Corey Baker, who worked with nine dancers to create this windswept film at Falck Renewables’ Millennium Wind Farm in the Scottish Highlands. The project takes its name from the tenth track of Lorde’s climate-conscious album Solar Power, which she released earlier this year.


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4. McNicol Ballet Collective - Of Silence

This fledgling company recently made their stage debut at the Bloomsbury Theatre with a programme of four new works. Among them was the stage version of this short dance film, Of Silence, choreographed by Andrew McNicol and created in collaboration with Sam Asaert Dance Cinema.


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5. English National Ballet - Raymonda: Preserving Marius Petipa's Choreography

Find out how ENB’s artistic director Tamara Rojo is striking a balance of preserving the original choreography of Raymonda while adapting it for a new narrative set in the Crimean War.


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