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 is an opportunity for you to evoke the wild things that we believe, live in you.
We would like to invite all of you from wherever you are in the world, no matter what age you are, what your physical capabilities are or level of dance experience, to explore the deepest part of your imagination. We would like you to choreograph your own performance embodying seven animals of your choice, to a music composed by Vincenzo Lamagna. We’re encouraging you to then film your creative genius and send the performance video to Numeridanse. The film will then be displayed online and will create an animal kingdom that connects each and every one of us around the world.
You can do it on your own, in a duet or in a group. We will guide you through all that you need to know in the tutorial videos that you can find on the Numeridanse website. For those of you who are in places in world where you need to be inside with your family’s for a few weeks, we’re encouraging you to create from the comfort of your own home! Lead your siblings, parents and anyone else that is with you to record your performance from indoors.
In a world where people are connecting through digital devices more and more, it feels like the perfect time to invent and invest in new ways of coming together. Join us in this adventure! Create it, film it, share it. With all the videos we receive, we will edit a final dance film that will represent our global community: our shared animal kingdom.
So, what are the animals within you? Join us here.
Filmed by Maxime Dos