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A Streetcar Named Desire

I don’t want realism. I want magic! Gillian Anderson (All About Eve, The X-Files, The Fall, Sex Education) plays Blanche DuBois with Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as…

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A Simple Piece

Perpetually moving amidst the dancers on meticulously mapped out paths, a filmmaker focuses sometimes on solos, sometimes on group structures. As if out of nowhere, double the number of dancers…

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Swan Lake

“Why let reality get in the way of a good story?” exclaims one of the characters of this artwork that lies somewhere between stage play and ballet—a fitting question with…

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YAG

In Ohad Naharin’s YAG, Batsheva’s first production adapted especially for the screen, Naharin uses cinematic language to communicate his work both as director and choreographer. The disappearance of the stage,…

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The Car Man

Matthew Bourne’s thrilling and sexy choreography is danced to one of the most instantly recognisable scores in classical music. Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, Matthew Bourne’s The Car…

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Une Autre Passion

“It is Lidberg’s choreography which is utterly mesmerising. It shies away from virtuoso or muscular exhibitionism, there is no energy on display here. On the contrary, liquid, soft, light movements,…

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Allegria

Served by eight performers and the raw energy of dance, Kadder Attou brings a whiff of optimism in his new work, Allegria, a breathtaking and inventive ode to choreographic joy. Allegria tells…

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Amelia

The multi-award-winning dance film Amelia (2002) explores the use of point technique using extended intertwining solos, complex partnering sequences and extreme speed to generate powerful performances with unexpected moments of…

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Dancing Nation

Part Three: Rambert’s Rouge and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance’s Contagion Dancing Nation concludes, also featuring Northern Ballet and Matsena’s Shades of Blue. In this final part of three very special programmes…