Akram Khan creating the Big Dance Pledge with students at the University of Roehampton Photo - Richard Parr (BW)

Big Dance Pledge: Dancing with the world

Big Dance Pledge 20 May: worldwide performance day

The Big Dance Pledge is an opportunity to learn a 3-minute Pledge dance created by world renown choreographer Akram Khan set to music by Nitan Sawhney.

Akram Khan has created the choreography and the free set of resources for you to get involved in 2016, along with specially composed music track by Nitin Sawhney. Using the themes of ‘overcoming adversity’ and ‘achievement’ Akram is encouraging groups to tell their own stories through the choreography and come together to share their experiences in performance. Find out more about the choreography in the behind the scenes documentary

You can learn the original choreography or develop it to make your own and perform it on the worldwide performance day Friday 20 May.

How to take part in Big Dance Pledge 2016

1. Sign up now

Register for free access to the choreographic resources – films, music track and written guides. Before or after you’ve signed up, take a look at our Inspired By films to see how you could develop the dance for your group.

2. Learn the choreography or develop your own

Use the films with your dance group to learn the 3 minute dance or eplore creative ideas and develop your own choreographyinspired by Akram Khan’s and using Nitin Sawhney’s music track.

3. Perform on 20 May 2016

Perform on 20 May 2016 at 1pm or 7pm local time, as part of a series of performances across the world connecting you to thousands of other dancers, or on any other date to suit you.

Further information

For more information on content, format and costs, or to discuss your ideas, please get in touch with us.