I have recently had the great privilege of seeing Five Dances, the beautiful new film by Alan Brown. It is visually stunning with simply the studio and the city as the backdrop. The music is perfectly chosen, including an exquisite original score by Nicholas Wright, and very much becomes the sixth element or dance in this film. Cast entirely with professional dancers, the acting is quiet and intimate. It is almost impossible not to feel close to the characters and quite drawn in to the film. And of course the movement and dance are mesmerizing, created by internationally renowned choreographer Jonah Bokaer. Five Dances, in keeping with Brown’s previous films, is indeed a work of art.