9.18.2020 - 9.25.2020
Hofesh Shecter Company
As part of Digital Stage In Focus, Sadler’s Wells presents Hofesh Shechter Company’s GRAND FINALE, a spectacularly bold and ambitious dance production that’s at once comic, bleak and beautiful, evoking a world at odds with itself. Available to watch on YouTube and Facebook until 7pm BST on September 24.
Far From the Norm
Based in London, Far From the Norm’s burning scrutiny of public preoccupations, politics, and the contemporary world fuels its work and demands a response. Its aim is to continuously reinvent ways of deconstructing hip-hop and street dance vocabularies through collaboration. As part of our JoyceStream Digital Fall Season, Far From the Norm offers four short films, including a documentary about the troupe’s magnetic artistic director Botis Seva. CAN’T KILL US ALL, a collaboration with filmmaker Ben Williams and composer Torben Lars Sylvest, unravels one man’s unrest while navigating the turbulence of two global pandemics.; REACH, by director Billy Boyd Cape, explores themes of love, abandonment, and fatherhood through a journey towards independence; and B.R.E.A.T.H.E. is a searing response to the countless deaths of Black people at the hands of the police. The documentary film Botis Seva: AIR features an exclusive, rare solo dance performance by Seva.
Streaming September 22 at 5pm Eastern Time through October 19 at Midnight Eastern Time.
National Ballet of CanadaThe National Ballet of Canada’s virtual season kicks off with Expansive Dances, a series of three solos created in isolation by the company’s Choreographic Associates Robert Binet, Guillaume Côté and Alysa Pires. Guillaume Côté created LULU for his wife and fellow Principal Dancer Heather Ogden. Set to music by Max Richter, with a musical introduction by Kevin Lau, and performed outdoors, Lulu captures a woman’s courage and strength as she moves away from her difficult past and comes to terms with saying goodbye.
Dance Theatre of HarlemJoin DTH Saturday, September 19, at 6pm EDT/3pm PDT on YouTube to watch the video tribute ARTHUR MITCHELL: A DAY OF REFLECTION including performances and special tributes to Mr. Mitchell by Company Artists, DTH Alumni, and more.
The Royal BalletExperience ROMEO AND JULIET, a ballet of Shakespeare’s classic from choreographer Kenneth MacMillan performed by dancers from The Royal Ballet set to a score by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev filmed on atmospheric locations throughout Budapest. Available until October 9.
Joyce Theater presents CONTRA-TIEMPO in Marjani Forté’s SHE WHO: FRIDA, MAMI & ME investigates the life, mythology, and characteristics of Mexican visual artist Frida Kahlo and Nigerian deity Mami Wata. Available September 22 at 5pm Eastern Time through October 19 at Midnight Eastern Time.