WEEKLY WATCH LIST —

A selection of dance works that are streaming this week

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 Canada

The 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 Harlem

Join 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 Ballet

Experience 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.

CONTRA-TIEMPO

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.

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

In 2017, South African choreographer Fana Tshbalala created an American-focused adaptation of his original work INDUMBA with the Chicago based Deeply Rooted Dance Theater. Set to original music by Nicolas Aphane, INDUMBA illuminates the ongoing impact of apartheid politics in Tshbalala’s home country.  Available September 22 at 5pm Eastern Time through October 19 at Midnight Eastern Time.

Ate9

Choreographer Danielle Agami, former Batsheva Dance Company member, founded the Los Angeles based company Ate9 in 2012. Agami’s work is rooted in the rigorous yet emotionally liberating movement sensibility of Ohad Naharin’s “Gaga,” and explores honest movement and storytelling through this practice. In her new work CALLING GLENN, a collaboration with Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche, nine dancers inhabit an aurally colorful landscape with distinctive humor and visceral virtuosity. Available September 22 at 5pm Eastern Time through October 19 at Midnight Eastern Time.

Guggenheim Works & Process

Guggenheim’s Works & Process Artist Virtual Commissions have been financially supporting artists and nurture their creative process during these challenging times. New works posted every Sunday and Monday at 7:30pm Eastern Time on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. This Sunday’s premiere, The Covid-19 Variations, is by composer Richard Thomas and pianist Philip Edward Fisher.