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As a sixth, special film commission to work alongside the Big Dance Shorts in 2016 created for Channel 4’s Random Acts, director Michael Proudfoot follows six dancers who have been involved in various parts of Big Dance and captures their unique relationships with their dancing.
Since 5 January, people from around the world have been learning, creating and rehearsing their Big Dance Pledge performances.
Using our free online films and teaching resources, we have seen over 42,000 dancers, in over 800 groups sign up and get dancing.
With hundreds of thousands of rehearsal hours, new friendships, creative inspirations, smiles and many, many tired feet, we had people from over 44 countries dancing Akram Khan’s 2016 choreography. Although the Pledge Performance Day has passed, you can continue to perform and use the Pledge resources however you like which are available online.
Don’t forget, the participant certificate is free to download. You can share your photos and videos by posting them on our Facebook page, tweeting us or using #BigDance and #BigDance Pledge or just email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll feature them in our photo gallery to celebrate your Pledge moment.
You did it. CONGRATULATIONS!
Big Dance and Channel 4 are delighted to present the 5 short dance films that have been awarded a new commission for the Channel 4 Random Acts strand.
Nominated by experts across the UK contemporary film and dance sectors and responding to the Big Dance 2016 festival’s theme ‘Dance Decades’, the selected filmmakers and choreographers have explored dance on film in a range of diverse and imaginative ways.