What to Watch Online and Onscreen in January

January 11, 2022

It’s a new year, and while many live performances have been put on pause due to the pandemic, you can still get your dance fix online, on television and in cinemas. Here’s what’s going on this January.

The Royal Ballet On Demand

The Royal Ballet is presenting three programs throughout the month on its virtual platform, Royal Opera House Stream. Viewers can purchase on-demand access to each program with a ROH Stream account.

  • The Dante Project: There’s still time to see The Dante Project (choreographer Wayne McGregor’s new ballet inspired by Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy), which was recorded live at the Royal Opera House in October. This contemporary collaboration features recently retired Royal Ballet star Edward Watson, Sarah Lamb and Gary Avis. Available now through January 19.
  • The Sleeping Beauty: Now through January 30, you can catch principals Marianela Núñez as Princess Aurora and Vadim Muntagirov as Prince Florimund in this 2017 performance of The Sleeping Beauty.
  • The Winter’s Tale: This 2014 recording ofChristopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale stars Edward Watson, Lauren Cuthbertson, Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae. Streaming access begins January 28 and continues through February 27.

American Masters: Ailey on PBS

On January 11 at 9 pm EST, PBS premieres American Masters: Ailey. This new documentary delves into the life and work of modern dance pioneer Alvin Ailey and features the choreographer in previously unheard audio interviews and other archival materials. Directed by Jamila Wignot, it also includes interviews with Judith Jamison, Bill T. Jones, Carmen de Lavallade and Rennie Harris. Be sure to check your local PBS channel listings, pbs.org/ailey or the PBS Video app.

Vienna State Ballet Livestream

On January 14, Vienna State Ballet offers a worldwide livestream of Liebeslieder, a triple bill featuring Jerome Robbins’ pas de deux Other Dances, George Balanchine’s Liebeslieder Walzer and the company premiere of Lucinda Childs’ postmodern work Concerto. Viewers can tune in for free via the company’s streaming platform; access will end after 72 hours.

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinemas: George Balanchine’s Jewels

On Sunday, January 23, Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema will present George Balanchine’s Jewels at movie theaters across the country. Casting includes Evgenia Obraztsova, Anastasia Denisova, Ivan Alexeev and Kilm Efimov in “Emeralds”; Elizaveta Kokoreva, Dmitri Smilevsky and Maria Vinogradova in “Rubies”; and Svetlana Zakharova and Jacopo Tissi in “Diamonds,” Check out showtimes, locations and ticket information via the Fathom Events and Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema websites.