February 2021

Dance at home: What to watch

Lacking inspiration? Browse a range of free dance performances to watch at home

We're all now fairly used to having to stay indoors and making the most of our time at home. From lockdowns to school holidays, cosy evenings, and weekends when you can't quite decide what to watch, we thought we'd put together a list of online dance performances for you to help keep you occupied and inspired.

Keep visiting this page - we'll add exciting new performances regularly.

What to watch

Sadler's Wells & BBC Arts: Dancing Nation (Worldwide)
Available until 26 February 2021

Dancing Nation is available to watch as three separate shorts. UK viewers can watch via BBC iPlayer. International audiences can watch from Sadler’s Wells’ website.

Subtitles are available and can be switched on within the player on all episodes.

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes (UK only)
Watch time: Approx 1hr 30 mins 

Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the iconic film ‘The Red Shoes’ is now available to watch on BBC iPlayer for the rest of 2021. Grab the nearest pair of red shoes and settle down to watch the feature length performance. Starring Society Patron Adam Cooper

Watch here.

The Northern Ballet: Geisha Untold (Worldwide)
Watch time: Approx 45 mins

The Northern Ballet have been kind enough to put a number of their live streams online for you to tune in to from wherever you fancy. A Friday night in with Geisha Untold, a livestream full of exclusive behind-the-scenes content on Kenneth Tindall’s Geisha ballet? We’re in. Enjoy live rehearsals and talks with the choreographer. With music by Alexandra Harwood.

Watch here.

1WRD: Misunderstood (Worldwide)
Watch time: Approx 6 mins

TAWBOX, A BAFTA nominated duo consisting of Creative Director and Choreographer Amber Rimell and Create Director Bronski, premiered their short film ‘1WRD: Misunderstood’ in December 2020. Follow 22 year old professional dancer Mikiel Bruce’s journey as he tells us how he uses dance to navigate his autism.

Watch below.

Feeling inspired and fancy dancing yourself? Take part in our Inspirational Spaces to Dance Challenge  - open for Member submissions now. 

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