Dance companies worldwide have been announcing digital seasons in lieu of cancelled performances. This is not a comprehensive list, but it will be updated as companies announce further screenings. Some performances may be limited by geolocation. Many companies are offering online viewing for free, or by donation, so show your support where possible.
Dancing at Dusk — A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring
In this stunning film, Pina Bausch’s iconic choreography The Rite of Spring is danced in an extraordinary setting, on the beach in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal.
Filmed as the world descended into lockdown it captures the last rehearsal of a specially assembled company of 38 dancers from 14 African countries, and documents a unique moment in their preparations for an international tour. A rare opportunity to watch one of the world’s greatest dance works.
Watch on-demand from 12 p.m. BST on Wednesday 1 July at the price of £5 or currency equivalent. Proceeds will help support the artists, the future life of the production, and Sadler’s Wells. This film will be available until 12 p.m. BST on Friday 31 July 2020.
Miami City Ballet
Miami City Ballet presents a digital season of performance in their Friday Night Spotlights program. Upcoming broadcasts are:
“Symphonic Dances” July 10 at 8 p.m.
Alexei Ratmansky’s “Symphonic Dances,” set to Rachmaninoff’s arousing score of the same name, was made especially for MCB.
Dance Theatre of Harlem
DTH on Demand: Seven weeks of Company performances will be streamed on DTH’s YouTube channel and Facebook page each Saturday at 8pm. The series kicks off with a celebration of Creole Giselle followed by the online premiere of the ballet.
Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m:
Watch DTH’s performance at the Guggenheim on YouTube and Facebook channels. The performance at the Guggenheim features “Tones II,” choreography by Arthur Mitchell and “Nyman String Quartet #2,” choreography by Robert Garland.
Saturday, July 18
“Coming Together” at 8 p.m.
Watch the full length ballet, “Coming Together” by choreographer Nacho Duato, on YouTube and Facebook channels.
Saturday, July 25
“Dougla” at 8 p.m.
Watch the full length ballet, “Dougla” by choreographer Geoffrey Holder, on YouTube and Facebook channels.
Lincoln Center at Home
All Balanchine, a program of excerpts from the 2004 presentation of the Balanchine 100 Centennial Celebration, will be paired with the third act from “Coppélia,” which originally aired 1978 and features Patricia McBride and Helgi Tomasson. Balanchine 100 excerpts include the fourth movement of “Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet” with Wendy Whelan and Damian Woetzel; an excerpt from “Concerto Barocco” with Maria Kowroski, Rachel Rutherford, and James Fayette; and “The Man I Love” pas de deux from “Who Cares?” with Wynton Marsalis on the stage alongside Alexandra Ansanelli and Nilas Martins.
Tribute to Balanchine has been rescheduled to Monday, June 29 at 8 p.m. (EDT).
The School of American Ballet Virtual Workshop has been rescheduled to Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m. (EDT) and will be available until Monday, July 13 at 7 p.m. (EDT).
A night of dance and unity with world premieres by nine choreographers: Kiri Avelar, Rodney Hamilton, Michelle Manzanales, Andrea Miller, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Pedro Ruiz, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Nancy Turano, and Eduardo Vilaro. Celebrity appearances include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Estefan, Rita Moreno, Norman Lear, Pacquito D’Rivera, Arturo O’Farrill,and other Latinx artists.
July 8 at 7:30 p.m. “El Viaje”
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Pacific Northwest Ballet brings audiences PNB at Home with a series of dress rehearsals and performances is available for limited-time viewing online.
Videos will be released via Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
Dutch National Ballet
Out of love for mankind, Prometheus defied the gods by stealing their fire and sharing it with man. For The Prometheus Project, choreographers Remi Wörtmeyer, Wubkje Kuindersma and Ernst Meisner create solos departing from different aspects of the Prometheus myth. Their creations are set to piano music by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Currently streaming on Dutch National Ballet’s YouTube.
From Thursday, July 2 at 6 p.m. (CET) to Sunday, July 5 at 10 p.m. (CET), [email protected] will continue with “Taiyō to Tsuki,” a brand new work by the highly acclaimed Swiss choreographer Martin Schläpfer. Available to watch on YouTube or on the company website.
“Giselle” Until 5 August | video accessible from France only Choreography: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot Music: Adolphe Adam Music Director: Koen Kessels featuring soloists Dorothée Gilbert, Valentine Colasante and Mathieu Ganio Made by François Roussillon
English National Ballet
ENB is wrapping up ENB at Home over the next fortnight with two gorgeous ballets: Wednesday, July 1 catch “La Sylphide” in a faithful staging of Bournonville’s iconic choreography, and on Wednesday, July 8, Christopher Wheeldon’s “Cinderella” airs, danced in-the-round at the Royal Albert Hall. Broadcasts air at 7 p.m. BST and are available for 48 hours.
The Royal Ballet
The Royal Ballet broadcasts free online as part of the Royal Opera House’s #OurHouseToYourHouse series. Watch now:
Wayne McGregor’s 2015 ballet triptych“Woolf Works” was inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf and has an original score by Max Richter. Available 30 June–9 July 2020 on ROH website.
The Australian Ballet
The Australian Ballet’s digital season continues with the following productions available to watch online (only available to Australian audiences):
“Swan Lake” (Murphy) Thursday, June 25 – Thursday, July 9
Australian Dance Theatre
Friday 24 July
Australian Dance Theatre launches a special digital season, with works available to watch online every other Friday for a period of 48 hours. “Birdbrain” was Garry Stewart’s first full-length work for ADT and a formative insight into a new vocabulary of dance that he brought to the company. In “Birdbrain,” Stewart presents a piece that cross examines the grande dame of classical ballet, “Swan Lake,” dismantling the narrative completely. To watch “Birdbrain” and the digital season of ADT, join Adapt here.
Martha Graham Dance Company
Martha Graham Dance Company presents Martha Martinees, archival performances at 2.30pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays each week, followed by a post-show chat. Watch Martha Matinees on their YouTube channel.
Inspired by Martha Graham’s lost solo from 1937, “Immediate Tragedy” is a new digital creation created by 22 artists collaborating from locations across the U.S. and Europe using a variety of technologies to coordinate movement, music, and digital design.
Commissioned by The Soraya, the new work references today’s immediate tragedy and is choreographed by Janet Eilber and the dancers of Martha Graham Dance Company with a new score by Christopher Rountree performed by Wild Up⇈, and digital design by Ricki Quinn.
The Merce Cunningham Trust is streaming various Cunningham dances performed around the world during the Cunningham centennial last year. These include: “Sounddance” performed by the Ballet de Lorraine (May 4-31), “Tread” performed by the Stephen Petronio Company (May 18-June 14), “Scramble” performed by NYTB/Chamber Works (June 22-July 19), “Beach Birds” performed by CNDC (July 13-August 19) and “Summerspace” performed by Lyon Opera Ballet (Jul 20-August 16). Watch on the Cunningham Trust’s Vimeo page.
Works & Process at the Guggenheim
On the occasion of New York City Pride and presented in conjunction with the “Embrace” edition of the Guggenheim Circular, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, premiered the remaining Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions during Pride Week. The 10 newly commissioned video performances highlight the creative expressions by LGBTQ+ artists. Examining our evolving world, these inspiring and unique pieces, created while social distancing and less than 5 minutes long, are part of Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions, an initiative founded at the onset of the pandemic to financially support artists and nurture their creative process during these challenging times.