What to Watch
Here's a list of 5 incredible dance videos for you to watch this week!
Catch It While You Can
1. Lawrence Batley Theatre - Locked Down. Locked In. But Living.
Studio Wayne McGregor, Northern Ballet and Gary Clarke Company unite in a world-premiere triple bill of contemporary dance and ballet available to watch via Lawrence Batley Theatre's website for £12 until 18th October. Here's a little taster of what you're going to get:
Dance On Screen
2. Ballet Black - Responding to Black Lives Matter
In this powerful film, Ballet Black, the UK's only ballet company for dancers of Black and Asian heritage, discuss how they are responding to both the coronavirus lockdown and the recent murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
Under 5 Minutes
3. Grounded - Alien States
This film, from Breakin' Convention's 10th anniversary in 2013, features the choreography of Temujin Gill with Sunanda Biswas, the dynamic duo now known as Grounded Movement. You can see their latest work Ragtime to Grime - Bring It Home Tour on the streets of Greenwich (or if you're lucky, on your own doorstep) until 24 October!
4. Grace + Growl - Pier Piece
Grace + Growl DC is a contemporary dance company of older dancers based in Dorset. Led by Anna Golding members attend classes and rehearsals preparing for performance.
Created in Quarantine
5. Alexander Whitley Dance Company - Chaotic Body 1: Strange Attractor
Part of the Digital Body project, a response to the Covid-19 crisis and exploring how dance can exist in a purely digital form, delving into the seemingly limitless ways in which human movement can be visualised through the use of using motion capture and games engine technology. Chaotic Body 1 is part of a triptych of films taking inspiration from chaos theory, the dynamic processes it describes and the associated geometric patterns found in nature. Available to watch on the RomaEuropa website (and look out for the Q&A there too).