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1. Dans Le Noir
Dancer Habby “Hob” Jacques demonstates bonebreaking and flexing skills in this picturesque dance film set in Montauk New York.
“I wanted the film to embody a feeling of boundless motion, peace, reflection, and hope,” says director Jess Hu who collaborated on Dans Le Noir with Jacques. “We may not know what the future holds but we find the answers in moving with true intention.”
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2. HomeBros - Production of my Environment
This is another fantastic one shot film from Breakin’ Convention choreographed by George Duker and Kurtis Agyekum and filmed by Ben Williams.
HomeBros is a diverse award-winning dance duo from East London, established in 2010. Alongside their dance collective and family HomeFam, that they created in 2014, they go by the ethos of “Feeling First” and keeping things authentic, with a heavy focus on creativity, innovation and exploration.
3. Akeim Toussaint Buck - Negus
Negus, the title bestowed on the Emperors of Ethiopia, the Kings of Kings. This is an initiation, a story of anointing beckoned to the receiver from within. A striking figure narrates this poetic world of form and formlessness, evoking a sense of spirit and otherworldliness. Dance and music transiently immerse this journey from the still darkness of the unknown to the coronation of the child. Our ascension doesn’t start from any outward action, it takes place from our acknowledgment of our greatness. Created in collaboration with Akeim Toussaint Buck, Muti Musafiri, Azizi Cole, Soloman The Wizard, and Ashley Karrell.
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4. Mthuthuzeli November - M U S E
Olivier Award-winning choreographer and Ballet Black principal Mthuthuzeli November released this short dance video on YouTube in December 2020. Featuring dancers Marie Astrid Mence and Sayaka Ichikawa, we think it’s worth a second look – or a first one if you missed it!
5. Bill T Jones - The Red Circle and the Blue Curtain
Legendary dance choreographer Bill T. Jones and TED Fellows Joshua Roman and Somi didn’t know exactly what was going to happen when they took the stage at TED2015. They just knew they wanted to offer the audience an opportunity to witness creative collaboration in action. The result: An improvised piece they call “The Red Circle and the Blue Curtain,” so extraordinary it had to be shared…