Choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra is one of the four UK dance artists portrayed in DanceWorks, a new series of documentary films produced by BBC Four and Sadler's Wells. Prejudice and Passion, which follows Carlos in his work with DeNada and as he choreographs a new children's production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Cahoots NI, will be aired May 9th 2018.
Curated and created through an innovative partnership with the world leading dance house, Sadler’s Wells, these artist-led films give viewers a unique insight into the world of contemporary and classical dance in Britain today.
Each film takes us behind the scenes with an extraordinary dancer at different points of their careers and from diverse backgrounds and styles. We follow their process as they create new work and explore ideas and themes that inspire them through dance pieces, which will be showcased in extended sequences within the films.
Carlos Pons Guerra, director for DeNada Dance Theatre, features in the series alongside dance artists Zenaida Yanowsky, former principal dancer with the Royal Ballet; dancer Dickson Mbi and choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh.
Prejudice And Passion
Audacious and funny, Leeds-based Carlos Pons Guerra creates darkly humorous, highly theatrical and vigorously physical work that often explores questions of gender and sexual identity. Now, Carlos wants to bring his avant-garde style and preoccupations to a broader audience.
This film follows Carlos as he begins choreographing a new children’s production at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, which tells a true story of two male penguins raising a baby penguin. This work is about using dance to set an agenda - can Carlos bring the fight for acceptance that has defined him into the mainstream and win over family audiences?
- Producer: Bia Oliveira for Sadler’s Wells
- Director: Glen Milner for ClearStory
- Commissioning Editor: Emma Cahusac for BBC Arts
- Executive Producer: Molly Milton and Russell Barnes for ClearStory
- Executive Producer: Alistair Spalding for Sadler’s Wells
For more information: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2018/19/danceworks-prejudice-and-passion