Take a look at this month’s dance highlights from across the internet!
In Case You Missed It
1. House of Absolute - Secrets of the Treaties
House of Absolute are a collective of multidisciplinary artists, specialising in the dance styles of waacking, contemporary, hip hop, locking, krump and popping. Their short film aims to uplift the voices of womxn and marginalized genders in telling stories of a shared oppression, displacement and struggle whilst finding ourselves in a world that so often leaves us ‘Othered’. The film has been commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and features music by the Philharmonia Orchestra Lead Musicians.
2. Fred Astaire & Rita Hayworth - The Shorty George
Performed in the film You Were Never Lovelier, The Shorty George was widely thought to have been the most difficult dance ever done in Hollywood at that time. It was originally created by African American performer George ‘Shorty’ Snowden, who was one of the instigators of the dance we now call Lindy Hop.
3. Russell Maliphant Dance Company - AfterLight (Part One)
From the Russell Maliphant Dance Company, we bring you the full length performance of AfterLight (Part One). Originally commissioned for Sadler’s Wells’ In the Spirit of Diaghilev production, it draws inspiration from the drawings created by Vaslav Nijinsky. Here, Maliphant’s exquisite choreography is performed beautifully by dancer Daniel Proietto.
4. The Language
Film director Steph Odu spotlights Barcelona’s ballroom scene as a platform for queer identities with Jay Jay Revlon and Gorgeous Jayce Gucci.
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5. Aakash Odedra - Nature is our teacher, life is our examiner
In this beautifully spiritual short film, Leicester-based dancer and choreographer Aakash Odedra examines what art means to his life.