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Here's a list of 5 lovely dance films to watch online this week!

Dance On Screen

1. Ma - The Space Between All Things
Created by NOWNESS for their Just Dance series, this video has everything you would expect from a dance film. Outstanding dancers, a unique soundscape and, of course, an Icelandic ice storm...

Under 5 Minutes

2. The Mirror - Danim Studios
This is a deeply poignant animated dance film by Danim Studios with choreography by Travis Wall. Even though the characters are animated, you can really feel the emotion of the piece. It's worth a look.

Feature Length

3. Dancing at Dusk - A moment with Pina Bausch's The Rite of Spring
Full disclosure - this piece of art will cost you £5 to enjoy but we reckon it's going to be worth it. Sadler's Wells were in the midst of producing a brand new show in Senegal when coronavirus hit. This extraordinary film was made on the beach at Toubab Dialaw and features 38 dancers performing Pina Bausch's iconic choreography. Proceeds from the streaming will go towards supporting the artists and the future life of the production. Available from midday on Wednesday 1 July on Sadler's Wells website. Until then, here's a trailer:

Catch It While You Can

4. The Royal Ballet - Wayne McGregor's Woolf Works
Featuring music by Max Richter and choreography inspired by the writing of Virigina Woolf, this production garnered huge critical acclaim when it first premiered. Watch it online until 11 July.

Created in Quarantine

5. Up My Street ONLINE! - ZoieLogic Dance Theatre presents Unshackled - A SLEUTH Spin Off
When our tour of community centres in Greenwich was cancelled thanks to Covid-19, we decided that the show was too good to miss so we took it online! This is the first of our four films and was released last week. Watch to the end for Zoie's task, have a go and share your attempts with us using the hashtag #upmystreet.