What to Watch
Time for a new list of incredible dance films to enjoy from the comfort of your sofa.
Dance On Screen
1. Candoco Dance Company - Unspoken Spoken
What changes if we face up to what is holding us back? This is the powerful question the dancers are asking in this brand new film by Candoco Dance Company.
Under 5 Minutes
2. Corey Baker Dance Company - Swan Lake Bathtub Ballet
Performed in bathtubs across the globe - from New Zealand to South Africa, America to Hong Kong, Australia to the UK, this BBC commissioned Swan Lake was filmed entirely on smart phones during lockdown. It is 3 minutes and 16 seconds of pure watery dance fun!
Created in Quarantine
3. Gandini Juggling - LIFE
An homage to the late Merce Cunningham’s choreographic universe. Derived from the hypothetical question: “What if Merce had choreographed juggling?”. Gandini has spent 3 decades being inspired by Cunningham's work and this international choreographic research showcases dancers and jugglers performing together in spirit yet geographically apart in response to the global pandemic.
Catch It While You Can
4. BirdGang Dance Company - Flying Home
Flying Home explores self-isolation in the current world pandemic. We meet six dancers isolated in video conference-style windows. We follow their journey as a choreographic dance exploring the limitations of their surroundings. Specially commissioned by the BBC, this film is available on the BBC iPlayer for the next 11 months.
5. Ballet Black - House of Dreams
Created in 2017 by choreographer Michael Corder, this full length performance features dancers Sayaka Ichikawa, Damien Johnson, Marie Astrid Mence and Jacob Wye.