MARIA, Sadler’s Wells

Danceworks series 2

BBC Arts

Following an award-winning first series in 2018, ClearStory and Sadler’s Wells collaborate on a second series of Danceworks. These artist-led, observational films take viewers behind the scenes in the world of contemporary and classical dance today, telling the human stories behind the creative process of choreography, rehearsal and performance in some of the world’s most beloved dance genres. This second series immerses us in the stories of multi award-winning choreographers and performers at the very top of their game. Four films follow María Pagés, Sharon Eyal, Ballet Black and BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing stars Gorka Marquez and Karen Hauer as they go on tour and create bold new works in radically contrasting styles. Their exquisite choreography is showcased in extended close up sequences within each film.
Filmed and directed by Andy Dunn, edited by Lawrence Huck. Russell Barnes is Executive Producer for ClearStory and Alistair Spalding and Bia Oliveira are the Executive Producers for Sadler’s Wells.

Series trailer

Firedance clip

Sharon Eyal clip