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Contemporary Dance

Human Fountain

In this clip, the dancers of choreographer Elizabeth Streb’s Extreme Action dance company simulate the motion of a water fountain by hurling themselves off an enormous scaffolding. Streb’s work may be some of the most physically punishing choreography that is being produced today, and it never fails to surprise and …

Petite Mort, Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of Petite Mort, choreographed by Jiri Kylian and danced by the Nederlands Dans Theater. This excerpt includes some truly …

Petite Mort, Part 1

Jiri Kylian’s Petite Mort is one of my all-time favorite contemporary ballets. Kylian is globally renowned and has a huge following amongst …