Take a look through this month’s inspiring dance films to watch online!
Under 5 minutes
1. Bill Shannon - Dancing with crutches
If you’ve listened to our podcast episode on choreographic process you will have heard Claire Cunningham talking about how her crutches were the inspiration for her movement. Here, Pittsburg based artist Bill Shannon demonstrates how he has created movement with his own crutches… and a skateboard!
2. Akram Khan Company - Harriet Waghorn
Co-director of Edifice Dance Theatre, Harriet Waghorn took part in Akram Khan Company’s Artist Development programme in 2021. This video explores her movement vocabulary, which is rooted in ballroom.
In Case You Missed It
3. San Francisco Ballet - Mrs Robinson dance film
This seductive little dance film features an excerpt from San Francisco Ballet’s production Mrs Robinson and was released in the middle of January. It’s guaranteed to get you in the mood for Valentine’s day!
4. CAITLIN - Light, Ladd & Emberton
Caitlin was the wife of poet Dylan Thomas. In 1973, twenty years after he died, she started attending Alcoholics Anonymous. In this award-winning performance by Light, Ladd & Emberton the audience sits with her in the circle of chairs as she revisits her tempestuous life with Dylan and the unoccupied chairs become part of the action in this physical and powerful duet.
This film features three excerpts, filmed by BBC for #DancePassion in spring 2019.
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5. Ouro Collective & RubberLegz - 7Y98D
7Y98D unites two dynamic voices in the street dance community. Ouro Collective and Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit collaborate with a team of highly skilled Vancouver-based artists to produce a thought-provoking project about climate change interpreted through an abstract lens.