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Be Inspired By the Big Dance Pledge

“It’s going to be an interesting process of creating a piece, then handing it over to people, handing it over to communities who’ll then transform it. It’s like planting a seed and that seed then takes root and grows into all the different trees. The more the original seed is transformed the more interesting it will be, so I’m interested to see how each new tree becomes different, yet you know that everything is connected to one seed, one idea.”

Akram Khan on his Big Dance Pledge choreography

Hear more from Akram about his thoughts for Big Dance 2016 in this short trailer >

 

 


Akram created the Big Dance choreography with all types of participants in mind, imagining how each group is able to create a version that is unique to them. Our Inspired By films show 4 different groups taking a creative approach that works best for them, to create their own unique Big Dance Pledge performance.

Within our free online resources, you’ll find the written guide to the choreography and the tutorial films to help you explore the themes and ways to develop the movement, along with documentaries to find out more about the creative approach of both Akram, and Nitin Sawhney, composer of the official music track.

If you have any questions about creating your Big Dance Pledge performance, we’ll try to help. Just get in touch.


Inspired By the Big Dance Pledge Films

Dawlish Dancers: Inspired By the Big Dance Pledge

An Older People’s Group

Akram Khan created the Big Dance choreography with all types of participants in mind. Our Inspired By films show 4 different groups taking a creative approach that works best for them, to create their own unique Big Dance Pledge performance.

In this film, the Dawlish Dancers from Devon show us, and talk about how they found it and why dancing is so important to them.

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B-boys: Inspired By the Big Dance Pledge

3 independent artists put a breakdance spin on the Big Dance Pledge

Akram Khan created the Big Dance choreography with all types of participants in mind. Our Inspired By films show 4 different groups taking a creative approach that works best for them, to create their own unique Big Dance Pledge performance.

In this film, b-boy dance artists Si Rawlinson, Marius Mates and Andrei Roman show us what they made, and talk about how they found it.

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SideKick Dance: Inspired By the Big Dance Pledge

A group of young people with learning disabilities

Akram Khan created the Big Dance choreography with all types of participants in mind. Our Inspired By films show 4 different groups taking a creative approach that works best for them, to create their own unique Big Dance Pledge performance.

In this film, SideKick Dance, a group of young people with learning disabilities and their group leader Charlotte show us, and talk about how they found it.

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Little Movers: Inspired By the Big Dance Pledge

A parents and toddlers group

Akram Khan created the Big Dance choreography with all types of participants in mind. Our Inspired By films show 4 different groups taking a creative approach that works best for them, to create their own unique Big Dance Pledge performance.

In this film, the Little Movers group of parents and toddlers who meet at Curve theatre in Leicester, led by artist Liz Clark show us, and talk about how they found it.

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