Our Animal Kingdom

We are so proud to present the Our Animal Kingdom film. It is the culmination of self exploration during a long stretch of confinement. Our video artist Maxime Dos has woven all of the submissions together to music by Vincenzo Lamagna and created something that illustrates how boundless imagination can be. We hope you enjoy it!

The Animal Kingdom Project is an initiation between Numeridanse and Akram Khan Company. Inspired from the Company’s production Outwitting the Devil that centres the human connection to the natural world, this project was an opportunity for participants to evoke the wild things that we believe, live in all of us.

Over the last few months, we invited movers from anywhere in the world, no matter what their age, physical capabilities or level of dance experience, to explore the deepest parts of our imagination. We asked for the creators to choreograph their own performance embodying seven animals of their choice, to a music composed by Vincenzo Lamagna. We encouraged participants to then film their creative genius and send the performance video to Numeridanse.

In a world where people are connecting through digital devices more and more, it felt like the perfect time to invent and invest in new way of coming together. Using all the video submissions we received, video artist Maxime Dos has edited a final dance film that represents our global community: our shared animal kingdom.

#OurAnimalKingdom

"A coming together of people of all generations, cultures and varied or no dance experience... We are humbled by the response and celebrate the sense of unity that this process has provided us during these challenging times."

Mavin Khoo

Our Animal Kingdom Film Trailer

Edited by Maxime Dos

Our Animal Kingdom Invitation

Filmed by Maxime Dos

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