What to Watch
Here's some more amazing dance videos for your enjoyment!
1. Stopgap Dance Company - Artificial Things
We are starting this week with a re-post. This weekend, we lost a wonderful performer and truly inspirational dancer - David Toole OBE. We'd love you to rewatch this film as a tribute to his talent. He will be sadly missed.
Dance On Screen
2. Alexander Whitley Dance Company - Convergent Pulses
Young disabled dancers and non-disabled dancers from Oxford's Parasol Project have created a new Digital Body film for IF, Oxford's Science and Ideas Festival. Their short choreographies, inspired by conversations with scientists exploring how movement is coordinated within living beings, have been captured and edited together with 3D motion graphics by artists Flat 12 and features music by Rival Consoles. Watch the full film and Q&A on the IF website.
Created in Quarantine
3. Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance Dances WARLORDS at Home
This Irish dance video is dedicated to all the medical personnel and essential services working on the front line to keep us safe. Featuring dancers from the Lord of the Dance company in their own homes, there is some pretty awesome footwork going on while the everyday chores like vacuuming and walking the dog are going on. Check it out, it will make you smile.
Catch It While You Can
4. Dance On Screen: BBC Introducing Arts featuring Carlos Acosta
Acclaimed dancer Carlos Acosta introduces a new generation of film makers who use b-boying, ballet and contemporary dance to tell their stories. Subjects range from dancing in a bingo hall, acid attacks, body image and wellbeing and the mystical world of baby eels. Each is a remarkable fusion of dance and film. Available on the BBC iPlayer for the next 7 months. As there is no trailer, he's an interview Sadler's Wells did with Carlos last year:
Under 5 Minutes
5. The giant tap-dancing noses scene from Shostakovich's The Nose (The Royal Opera)
Just for fun, here are some tapdancing noses from Shostakovich’s surreal and brilliant first opera, courtesy of The Royal Opera House. Enjoy!