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Outside In: Daniel Hay-Gordon

(This is a past event and is no longer running)

Award winning choreographer, dancer and filmmaker Daniel Hay-Gordon has shared ten short films which will play in our venues on Portobello Road throughout Outside In.


The Films

Unclouded Moon
Choreographers/Performers: Thick & Tight (Daniel Hay-Gordon & Eleanor Perry)
Filmmaker: John Fensom


The Shyness of Beauty
Performers: Vidya Patel & Veneshia Bailey (members of Corali Dance Company)
Filmmaker: Daniel Hay-Gordon


Tree Against the Sea
Performer: Vidya Patel
Filmmaker: Daniel Hay-Gordon


Two Hooded Angels Danced At The Seashore
Performers: Jackie Ryan & Veneshia Bailey (members of Corali Dance Company)
Filmmaker: Daniel Hay-Gordon


Rock Your Baby
Performer: Stephanie McMann
Filmmaker: Daniel Hay-Gordon


La Vie En Rose
Performer: Margaret Hay (Daniel’s grandmother)
Filmmaker: Daniel Hay-Gordon


Performers/Creators: Josh Spear & Daniel Hay-Gordon


A Short Travel Through India
Filmmaker: Daniel Hay-Gordon


Roughed Land
Performers/Creators: Connor Scott & Daniel Hay-Gordon


Maurice Ravel Plays Ravel: Miroirs: II. Oiseaux Tristes
Performer/Creator: Daniel Hay-Gordon



Daniel Hay Gordon

Daniel Hay-Gordon is an award winning choreographer, dancer and filmmaker who has worked extensively across Europe and the USA.

Choreographically Daniel has worked for The Royal Ballet, Staatsoper Berlin, The Hollywood Bowl, Landestheater Passau, Aldeburgh Music Festival, The Print Rooms, Tanzkompagnie Theater St.Gallen, Blind Summit, Akademi, Anjali Dance Company, the BBC, The Fritz Koenig Museum of Sculpture, Fighting Dog Theatre and many others. 

Daniel is Co-Director of ‘Thick & Tight’ with Eleanor Perry. Eseablished in 2012, they have gone onto create a unique rostrum of work which has been presented at Sadler’s Wells, London International Mime Festival, The Place, the Royal Festival Hall, Wilton’s Music Hall, The Tate as well as LGBT venues such as the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and over 60s events like Posh Club. They have also had commissions to make work for students at institutions such as London Contemporary Dance School, Rambert, Laban and Northern School of Contemporary Dance. 

Since graduating in ballet and contemporary dance in 2009 from Rambert School, Daniel has worked as a freelance dancer with many companies, choreographers and directors which include Aletta Collins, Lea Anderson, Kim Brandstrup, Deborah Warner, Gary Clarke, Rambert, Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, ENB, NDCWales, Live Arts New York and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Two notable roles have included performing opposite Fiona Shaw in Phyllida Lloyd’s ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ and dancing the solo version of Aletta Collin’s ‘Awakenings’ (originally created on Rambert Company) at Oliver Sacks’ 80th Birthday Celebrations in New York. In his own work Daniel has developed a practice imbued with his love of classical music which has culminated in performances with eminent musicians and improvisations to entire classical scores.

For several years Daniel has been working with Corali Dance Company, creating and facilitating work which aims to illuminate and breakdown social stigmas surrounding learning disabilities through collaborations and establishing creative initiatives.

Daniel is an amateur filmmaker, his films have been presented as part of live Operas, at film festivals, galleries and nursing homes with subjects that range from capturing journeys he has taken to his grandmother making tea.

Additional Information

Corali Dance Company:

Josh Spear:

Stephanie McMann:

Thick & Tight (Daniel & Eleanor Perry):