What to Watch
This week, we bring you a What to Watch ballet special! Here are five incredible dance films by ballet companies all over the world.
Catch It While You Can
1. Northern Ballet - Dracula
We're starting our tour of international ballet companies right here in the UK with Northern Ballet's full length version of Dracula. Catch it on BBC iPlayer for the next 9 months. Here's the trailer!
Dance On Screen
2. San Francisco Ballet - Dance of Dreams
Hopping across the pond, we head straight for the West Coast and this dreamy performance from San Francisco Ballet. Performed in iconic locations around the city, this film was directed by Benjamin Millepied and features choreography by Justin Peck, Dwight Rhoden, Janie Taylor and Christopher Wheeldon.
Under 5 Minutes
3. New York City Ballet - Ces noms que nous portons
Sticking with North America, we head now to New York and this spine tingling solo performed by Taylor Stanley and choreographed by Kyle Abraham. Set to Erik Satie's haunting score, Stanley's performance takes place outside the company's iconic Lincoln Center home in NYC.
Dance On Screen
4. National Ballet of Canada - Siphe y Moi
This particular dance film from National Ballet of Canada is so stylish we couldn't not include it. If anyone knows where Siphe gets his shirts, please let us know!
Created in Quarantine
4. Joburg Ballet - The Corona Suite
Heading over to South Africa now and Joburg Ballet present their response to Coronavirus. Performed to music created by Massachusetts Institute of Technology who created the "sound" of the virus, this film takes you inside the houses of the dancers and features an introduction by the company's Artistic Director.