Screen Moves: Friday's Films

Watch Friday's edition of our U.Dance Digital Regional Platform

Screen Moves is a celebration of dance, showcasing the variety and diversity of youth dance from across the south east region. The event is part of U.Dance, the UK’s biggest platform for youth dance, led by One Dance UK. The groups selected to take part in the regional showcase will also be in with a chance of taking part in the U.Dance National Festival 2021.



Project Female Dance Company: Project Flow. Image: Ellie Bishop-Williams

Thank you to our regional panel members for curating the programme:

Cath James, Chloe Snelgrove, Holly Smith, Jamaal O’Driscoll, Kashish Gaba, Natasha Britton.

Thank you to our partners and supporters including One Dance UK, National Youth Dance Company, Rosie Powell, Xzibit Young Creatives and Arts Council England.

And a big thank you to the dancers and group leaders for their energy, dedication and hard work.

This year’s platform includes 91 dancers from across the region. The groups come from a range of different settings including secondary schools, youth companies, dance schools and academies. Dancers who appear in Screen Moves are aged from 11 to 19 years, and up to 25 years for dancers with disabilities.

Screen Moves, the U.Dance Digital South East Regional Platform 2022 is a partnership event between South East Dance and One Dance UK. Generously supported by Arts Council England.

South East Dance is proud to be an Arts Award Supporter and Artsmark Partner.


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Brooks Dance Company

Brooks Dance Company - What You’re Really Fighting For

East Sussex

U.Dance on Screen

Choreographed by company dancers and Lucy Brooks.

Filmed by Mike B Designs.

Music: What You’re Really Fighting For by Ruby Taylor

A collaboration with Brighton-based artist Ruby Taylor (Yumi And The Weather). Brooks Dance Company worked with Ruby to create an original concept for the new single What You’re Really Fighting For.

A aerial view of a group of dancers wearing red, black, and blue on a black floor.
Brooks Dance Company. Photo: MikeBDesigns

Ariel Othellos

Ariel Othellos - Your Eyes

West Sussex

U.Dance on Stage

Choreographed by Bev Locke & Nicci Hopson.

Music: Your Eyes written and performed by Lara Nunns. Filmed by Neil Hopson.

Your Eyes was written and performed by 13 year old student Lara Nunns, a member of Ariel’s inclusive SEND performing arts group, The Othellos. It is inspired by performance artist Marina Abramovic, and her piece A Minute of Silence. Ariel decided to focus the work on what happens when you allow the beauty of stillness, stories, secrets and truths that are often held within people’s eyes to be at the heart of your attention. What world do you see when you look at someone’s eyes and celebrate individuals for their abilities, not disabilities.

A silhouette of 5 dancers standing and one in a wheelchair, in front of a  pink, orange and white lit background
Ariel Othellos. Image: Stephen Candy

Drishti Dance

Drishti Dance - Nitya


U.Dance on Stage

Choreographed by Anuradha Chaturvedi. Directed and filmed by Anuradha Chaturvedi. Video editing by Shyam Dattani. Costume: Shruti Mohan, The Ethnicity. Music: Nitya by Arjit Agarwal, Vikas Mishra & Anuradha Chaturvedi.

Nitya, an ancient Sanskrit word meaning one who is eternal and constant, is a new work by Drishti Dance’s Youth Dance Company. Nitya is inspired by Shakti, the all-powerful Indian female divinity who embodies all facets of life including creation, maintenance and destruction but who is above all transformational.



A group of dancer's wearing long red dresses, performing in a space with a black background and a purple lit floor.
Drishti Dance. Image: Alexander Clovis

Nuclear Dance Company

Nuclear Dance Company - ‘I am your eye’ said he


U.Dance on Stage

Choreographed by Amy Gale and dancers.

Filmed by Jacob Baggs. Music: Alone in the Clouds by Jacob Baggs.

How can we be controlled without violence? ‘I am your eye’ said he encapsulates the impact of domestic abuse on victims and their friends and family. Instead of exploring the physicality of the abuse, this piece conveys the small moments of instability, the support needed, the indifference, the quiet cries for help.

If you are affected by any issues relating to this work you can find support and help at the National Domestic Abuse Helpline.

A group of male dancers on a dimly lit stage.
Nuclear Dance Company

Tailfeather Dance CIC

Tailfeatherdance CIC - QUIET PLACES


U.Dance on Screen

Choreographed by the dancers and Imogen Butler.

Directed, filmed, and edited by Imogen Butler.

Music: Gnossienne number 1 by Erik Satie.

QUIET PLACES is a response to the isolation and solitude of lockdown. Filmed in adherence to social distancing, each dancer chose their preferred place

within the house. The dancers’ individuality is captured as they react to their quiet place.


A black and white image of a dancer wearing a long white dress, standing with one arm covering their face.
Tailfeatherdance. Image: Imogen Butler

Project Female Dance Company: Project Flow

Project Female Dance Company: Project FLOW - Supressed and Squashed

East Sussex

U.Dance on Screen

Choreographed by Pearl Makayi.

Filmed by Ellie Bishop-Williams.

Music: Pettles by FROOK, Swim by DAMMA BEATZ.

Suppressed and squashed is about the emotions that women suppress inside and do not express due to other people’s thoughts and opinions. Phrases like “suck it up”, “keep a stiff upper lip” may decrease outward expressions of emotions but holding the emotion in only causes more pain.


A group of young dancers performing inside. They are in a room with a pitched roof and white brick walls, with a yellow backlight.
Project Female Dance Company: Project Flow. Image: Ellie Bishop-Williams