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The 50 best stage shows to stream right now: dance and opera

Top row: Einstein on the Beach, Okwui Okpokwasili in Bronx Gothic. Bottom row: Balletboyz, Royal Ballet in Peter and the Woolf. Photos: Helen Murray/Lawrence K Ho/Tristram Kenton
Top row: Einstein on the Beach, Okwui Okpokwasili in Bronx Gothic. Bottom row: Balletboyz, Royal Ballet in Peter and the Woolf. Photos: Helen Murray/Lawrence K Ho/Tristram Kenton

Lockdown has led to a boom in audiences for digital work. Natasha Tripney has chosen the best dance and opera productions streaming now


 

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Betroffenheit. Photo: Michael Slobodian
Betroffenheit. Photo: Michael Slobodian

Betroffenheit

Marquee TV

Written by Jonathon Young and choreographed by Crystal Pite, this 2016 dance piece by Kidd Pivot was described by The Stage as an “electrifying exploration of the long-term effects of trauma”.
Available at: marquee.tv/series/sadlers_wells

Bronx Gothic. Photo: Helen Murray
Bronx Gothic. Photo: Helen Murray

Bronx Gothic

OntheBoards

Okwui Okpokwasili’s dance theatre piece made in collaboration with Peter Born is inspired by her memories of growing up in the Bronx. It’s available via OntheBoards, the on-demand platform for experimental work.
Available at: ontheboards.tv/performances/bronx-gothic

Balletboyz in Deluxe
Balletboyz in Deluxe

Deluxe

Facebook

The dance piece by BalletBoyz was the first show to premiere on Facebook via Sadler’s Wells’ free online platform, Digital Stage. Deluxe will also feature as part of the BBC’s Culture in Quarantine series.
Available at: facebook.com/BalletBoyz


Einstein on the Beach

Einstein on the Beach

Opera on Video

Robert Wilson’s four-and-a-half-hour production of Philip Glass’ 1976 exercise in avant-garde music theatre, performed in Paris in 2014, is available on online opera platform Opera on Video. Photo: Lawrence K Ho
Available at: operaonvideo.com


Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

YouTube

The Royal Ballet and Royal Ballet School perform Matthew Hart’s Peter and the Wolf, choreographed to Prokofiev’s music, as part of the Royal Opera House’s #OurHouseToYourHouse series. Photo:
Available below: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF8iuOW7BwA


Smashed

Smashed

Vimeo

The Gandini Juggling troupe’s skilful, witty and playful homage to the work of the choreographer Pina Bausch, features 22 performers and an abundance of airborne apples. According to The Stage’s review: “Beyond the dazzling circus spectacle, however, there’s satire – like all the best apples, this has bite.” Photo: Tristram Kenton
Available at: vimeo.com/gandinis

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