DD1228 Big Commonwealth Dance Film Project

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Date signed: 
18 June 2014
Decision by: 
Jeff Jacobs, Head of Paid Service

Executive summary

The Culture Team are contracting Leopard Films to produce a film from the combined footage of the Big Commonwealth Dance mass participation dances in each of the 3 cities – London, Glasgow and Sydney - led from Trafalgar Square. 2,014 dancers will be brought together on Trafalgar Square on Saturday 12 (becoming Sunday 13) July 2014, to perform a 5-minute dance choreographed by Rafael Bonachela, Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company. This will be achieved through a link up by satellite to three locations (London, Glasgow and Sydney). The contract with Leopard Films will include the creative project management, health & safety and full on-site production of the Big Commonwealth Dance mass dance event on Trafalgar Square, and the filming of the event.

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