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Watchlist: Theatre and Dance

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14 Apr 2020

Our Theatre and Dance producers have been enjoying masses of streaming content from around the world. Here they have selected a few not-to-be-missed productions…

Belarus Free Theatre: Explore the archive

2020 marks the 15th anniversary of Belarus Free Theatre, the foremost refugee-led theatre company in the UK and the only theatre in Europe banned by its government on political grounds. Having been due to premiere their new show Dogs of Europe at the Barbican this May, in response to the Coronavirus crisis they are opening up their digital archive with 15 years of theatrical highlights over the next three months. Find out more.  

Our picks include New York ’79 available on Sat 18 Apr (in Russian with English subtitles) and Trash Cuisine available on Sun 17 May (in Russian with English subtitles). Watch

Barbican Artistic Associate Boy Blue: Emancipation of Expressionism

Directed by Danny Boyle with choreography by Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy, this extraordinary film was recorded at the Barbican in 2017 featuring the dancers of our Artistic Associates Boy Blue. Watch   

Breach: It's True, It's True, It's True

Originally scheduled to be on our stage this month, this new film version of Breach’s award-winning production was shot on location in a chapel and specially staged for TV and originally shown on BBC4.

Barbican Artistic Associate Cheek by Jowl: The Winter's Tale

Co-produced with the Barbican in 2016, The Winter’s Tale tells of a delusional and paranoid king who tears his family apart. 'Deft, disturbing, and entirely absorbing' The Times.  Watch until Mon 27 April 

Barbican Artistic Associate Michael Clark Company's to a simple, rock 'n' roll . . . song.

Recorded at the Barbican in 2017, this Olivier Award-nominated production features gorgeously arresting choreography performed by a company of fearless dancers. Award-winning choreographer Michael Clark presents his acclaimed triptych of contemporary dance, to music by Patti Smith, Erik Satie and David Bowie.. Watch

Peeping Tom: Le Jardin (2002), Le Salon (2005) and Le Sous Sol (2007)

You may have seen their more recent trilogy Father (Vader) Mother (Moeder), Child (Kind) here at the Barbican but Belgian theatre company Peeping Tom have just released their very first trilogy to watch online for free. Expect to become immersed in an unusual world. Watch

Split Britches: Lesbians Who Kill

At the cutting edge of queer performance since the 1980’s, in Lesbians Who Kill Split Britches take a humorous look at what might motivate women and lesbians in particular to become killers and serial ones at that. Written by Deb Margolin in collaboration with Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver, performed by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver. Watch

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