The first is the sublime Thought of You by Ryan Woodward.
Here the narrative is clear, voiced of course by the lyrics as well as the interaction we see between the male and female dancers; and lifted into a fairytale familiarity by way of Ryan's fantastical embellishments.
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The second is Russell Maliphant's masterpiece Two.
I first saw this danced by Carlos Acosta at the Lowry in July 2011, when I went with my daughter to watch the incredible work Premieres Plus, The Heart of Carlos. Two was one of the pieces Carlos performed, and it was nothing short of mesmeric.
Whilst not an obvious story, I could still feel that one was being told - a hidden narrative, the tale of something unknown.
Carlos' performance was incredible. Seeing it from the static viewpoint of our seats really lent itself to the contrast of dark and light as he disappeared and reappeared in the swift flashes of his extremities.
Here's the original version danced by Sylvie Guillem. Unbelievable. Wait till that beat kicks in around four and a half minutes. Utterly, astonishingly beautiful.