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Big Dance Pledge

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 from over 44 countries sign up and get dancing Akram Khan’s 2016 choreography simultaneously on 20 May 2016.

Although the Pledge Performance Day has passed, you can continue to perform and use the Pledge resources however you like which are available online.

Find out more about the Big Dance Pledge 2016

The Big Dance Pledge is a free opportunity to learn an original choreography, or develop it to make it your own, then perform it wherever you are as part of our worldwide performance day.

Watch the choreography here, in rehearsal with Akram at University of Roehampton and below in our special film showing all variations>

Akram Khan has created the choreography and the free set of resources for you to get involved in 2016, along with specially composed music track by Nitin Sawhney. Using the themes of ‘overcoming adversity’ and ‘achievement’ Akram is encouraging groups to tell their own stories through the choreography and come together to share their experiences in performance. Find out more about the choreography in the behind the scenes documentary.

How to Take Part in the Big Dance Pledge 2016

1. Sign up now, register for free access to the choreographic resources – films, music track and written guides. Before or after you’ve signed up, take a look at our Inspired By films to see how you could develop the dance for your group.

2. Use them with your dance group, friends or colleagues to

– Learn the 3-minute dance, or

– Explore creative ideas and develop your own choreography inspired by Akram Khan’s and using Nitin Sawhney’s music track

3. Perform wherever you are!

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