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Big Dance Pledge 2016 Resources

Here you will find all of our free online resources for you to download or view online. Log in at any time to access this page or edit the sign up information you provided.

Resources are arranged here in groups to help you navigate to the range of things you need:

Documentary Films: Behind-the-Scenes Creative Process and Making of the Music, along with Akram’s early thoughts on his worm for Big Dance in a short trailer.

Big Dance Pledge 2016 Choreography Film: the complete choreography and all its variations, presented with a range of dancers against a fantasy world of giant backgrounds.

Inspired By the Big Dance Pledge: four different groups show how they’ve created dance unique to them, inspired by Akram’s choreography and using the free resources.

Tutorial Films and Written Guide: everything you need for teaching and learning the choreography, broken down into 5 sections with three different variations named by their difference in starting position.

Music Track, Participant Certificate and Big Dance Logo.


Documentaries

Behind the Scenes, Creative Process Documentary

See the original movement and find out more about the making of the dance from Akram Khan and hear from participants and the creative team who supported the creation of the work.

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Creating the Music Documentary

Nitin Sawhney speaks about his work with Akram and the approach to creating a music track that can work for participant groups all over the world. Featuring footage from Nitin’s recording studio as he worked with Akram on developing sounds for the music.

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Trailer 2015 – Akram Khan Speaks About His Plans for Big Dance 2016

Choreographer Akram Khan speaks about his plans for choreographing a work for groups across the world to learn, perform and develop as part of the Big Dance Pledge 2016.


The Main Choreography Film

See the full choreography, with all variations and versions danced by people with a range of experience. Use this film as your starting point to think about how your dance might be similar or different.

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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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Written Guide to the Choreography

A supplementary written guide to the choreography to be used alongside or independently of the video resources. Including

introductory and practical, creative notes from Akram Khan

step-by-step instruction for learning the choreography

timing and counts, including music track time codes for each section.

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Tutorial Films 

Section 1 – Kneeling Variation

The variations of the choreography are named by their starting position; most of the following movement is the same across all three variations, but there are suggested ‘versions’ for some specific movements and flexibility to adapt the choreography throughout.

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Section 1 – Seated Variation

The variations of the choreography are named by their starting position; most of the following movement is the same across all three variations, but there are suggested ‘versions’ for some specific movements and flexibility to adapt the choreography throughout.

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Section 1 – Standing Variation

The variations of the choreography are named by their starting position; most of the following movement is the same across all three variations, but there are suggested ‘versions’ for some specific movements and flexibility to adapt the choreography throughout.

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Section 2 – Kneeling Variation 

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 2 – Seated Variation

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 2 – Standing Variation

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 3, Version A – Kneeling Variation

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 3, Version A – Seated Variation

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 3, Version A – Standing Variation

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 3, Version B – Kneeling Variation

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 3, Version B – Seated Variation

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 3, Version B – Standing Variation

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 4 – Kneeling Variation

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 4 – Seated Variation

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 4 – Standing Variation

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 5, Version A – Kneeling Variation

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 5, Version B – Kneeling Variation

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 5, Version B – Seated Variation 

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 5, Version B – Standing Variation 

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 5, Version C – Kneeling Variation

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 5, Version C – Seated Variation

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Section 5, Version C – Standing Variation 

Each tutorial film shows a clear step-by-step breakdown of the choreography with audio commentary and on-screen text instruction, followed by a run through with music.

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Run Through and All Section Films 1-5, Combined into 1 Film – Kneeling Variation

All tutorial films with the kneeling variation combined into one file for simpler download, including a full run through of the choreography with music with the kneeling variation by three dancers, showing all versions.

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Run Through and All Section Films 1-5, Combined into 1 Film – Seated Variation

All tutorial films with the seated variation combined into one file for simpler download, including a full run through of the choreography with music with the seated variation by three dancers, showing all versions.

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Original Music Track Composed by Nitin Sawhney

Nitin worked with Akram especially to create this original music track.

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