What's on at Crouch End Picturehouse - Picturehouse Docs
Force of Nature Natalia follows a season in the life dance superstar Natalia Osipova. With unique access to Natalia's personal archive, we follow her preparations for a fifth season as a principal of the Royal Ballet as she continues to champion contemporary dance with some of the world’s greatest choreographers. We watch the rehearsal process of new ballet Mother by Arthur Pita, a new commission with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and the Royal Ballet's legendary production of La Bayadere directed by Natalia Makarova.
Natalia opens up about her life and history, her childhood in Russia, her time with American Ballet Theatre and her journey to the Opera House. It is an unparalleled opportunity to get up close and personal with the leading ballerina of our generation and understand why critics and audiences all over the world call her a force of nature of the dance world.
Mixing groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph, this revelatory documentary traces the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sport. James Wilks, elite special-forces trainer and mixed martial artist, travels the world in search of the truth about meat, protein and strength. Showcasing elite athletes, soldiers and visionary scientists, his journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but also the health of the global population. The film features some of the strongest, fastest and toughest sportsmen on the planet, and it’s backed by them too: Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and Chris Paul rank among its executive producers, alongside James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan. Eye-opening stuff.