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Why Do We Dance?

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Genre: Factual
Production Year: 2019

Broadcaster: Sky Arts Italia, Sky Arts UK, Sky Arts Deutschland
Producer: Sky Arts Production Hub

Cinematic and stylish, this major new arts series is a stunning and wide-ranging celebration of dance. Curated and presented by the acclaimed choreographer, Akram Khan, the series sets out to get up close to the most dynamic, seductive and influential dance forms of our times, and the artists who have helped to define them. Across continents and decades, on dirt floors and dance floors, in public spaces and on the world’s great stages, Akram will be looking for answers to the question: Why do we dance? Each themed episode will examine different motivations for dance… to belong, to tell stories, to touch the soul, for sex and to provoke – and each will feature a re-staging of a dance by a leading choreographer, filmed from 360 degrees to provide viewers with unique vantage points. Informative and inclusive, featuring work from Asia, the USA, Africa and Europe, this is an accessible series created to appeal to more than just staunch dance fans. Its vibrancy, colour and huge range of dance styles covered, from the familiar to the unique, are guaranteed to get viewers moving in time to the music.

Available Episodes

  1. 1 Promo
  2. 2 Ep 1
  3. 3 Ep 2
  4. 4 Ep 3
  5. 5 Ep 4
  6. 6 Ep 5
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