Crane Dance Choreographic Project - WPC 2019

Dancing with Parkinson’s dancers from the Danielle Teale Dance class at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery took part in the international Crane Dance Project this term, initiated by Dance for PD (USA). This project sees dance groups from around the world creating choreography to be screened at the World Parkinson’s Congress in Kyoto this June.

Our dance, untitled ‘Taking off and Landing’ was inspired by the control and power of a bird in flight. The dancers explored this concept through choreographic tasks and devised a set phrase together in unison as well as including their improvised responses in lead and follow tasks in their final film.

The Danielle Teale Dance programme is always collaborative, and this project was developed in collaboration with lead musician Jaka Skapin who composed and recorded the music especially for the dancers in this project.

We hope you enjoy our final result…