David Dawson

THE LOST PORTRAITS – a specially curated online collection of short dance works inspired and created during the lockdown months of 2020. Together, seven dancers – seven composers – seven worlds, offer you a message of hope, remembering that we are all connected, even if we feel so alone. In these uncertain times we find ourselves in our art, in our humanity, with our emotional life becoming more defined and more realized – as the new truths we learn become our future history.

Most importantly these films aim to create awareness to help support our fellow artists during these challenging times. Our stage industries risk losing a generation of talent if they are not offered the support they need. Please make your donation, give as much as you can, and share this message with your friends and family – helping each other and make a difference. 

All of the incredible people involved in this project have generously given their time and talent for free, and we hope that you will enjoy these short dance films as much as we did making them.



Sangeun Lee / Max Richter



Houston Thomas / Scanner



Courtney Richardson / Gavin Bryars



Alejandro Martinez / Szymon Brzóska



Aidan Gibson / Greg Haines



Jon Vallejo / Peter Gregson



Alice Mariani / Alex Baranowski

Choreography and Concept: David Dawson
Music: Alex Baranowski, Szymon Broszka, Gavin Bryars, Peter Gregson, Greg Haines, Max Richter, Scanner
Costume: Yumiko
Camera and Editing: Thomas Bieszka
Assistants to the choreographer: Rebecca Gladstone, Raphael Coumes-Marquet
Production team: Gj Smeenk, Jana Posth

World Premiere: (TBA)