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Here is our 40th list of awesome dance films to watch online!

In Case You Missed It

1. Birmingham Royal Ballet / Impermanence - Empty Stage
Launched on 19 February, this is BRB and Impermanence's tribute to the theatre industry almost a year since it was forced to shut its doors thanks to the pandemic. We should warn you, it has made us a bit emotional this morning. Tissues at the ready...!

Dance On Screen

2. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre - Pas de Duke
Once you've recovered from watching Empty Stage, get ready to have your spirits lifted by the incomparable Alvin Ailey. Here they are dancing atop the iconic Woolworth Building in New York City.

Under 5 Minutes

3. Kieran Lai, Chris Rainey, Bonetics & Mindtrick - Charge
Commissioned by Odd Venture, this freestyle video shows off the skills of four very talented performers - in particular Bonetics the bone breaker. Check it out!

Created in Quarantine

4. Rambert - Table Fable
The Rambert dancers get creative with every day objects in this fun and fanciful film. If you enjoy this, a sequel is also available on the company's YouTube channel.

Feature Length

5. English National Ballet - Akram Khan's Giselle
The good folks at English National Ballet have put some cracking shows online to rent. Our top pick is Akram Khan's Giselle if only for the haunting Wilis. It's available for a 3 day rental from £7.99 from the company's website. Here's a clip of the Wilis to get you in the mood:

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