There have been many film montages of dancers, musicians and others from the performing arts, celebrating their art in lockdown, reconnecting with their audience and colleagues via solo performances edited together to form a piece. Many have been upbeat, some funny, but a new video adds a mood that feels truthful after three months of lockdown.
Where We Are is a beautifully produced dance piece coming in at just under three minutes. Anguish dominates, and even if the English National Ballet’s Jeffrey Cirio says, “I’m so hopeful,” he only looks it for a split second. The final utterance of “I’m so…” by The Royal Ballet’s Francesca Hayward leaves the cast of five without words as they wander away from the camera, downcast and perplexed.