Olga Primary School perform Big Dance Pledge to choreographer Akram Khan

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Olga Primary School, Big Dance Pledge, 20 May 2016. Photo: Harriet Guest

A massive congratulations to the children of Olga Primary School who performed Akram Khan’s Big Dance Pledge on Friday 20 May alongside 1000s of dancers in countries across the world.

The children performed the Pledge infront of Akram Khan himself with an animal twist adaptation of the Pledge choreographed by Molly Wright (who teaches Leap of Faith with East London Dance). The 7 – 10 year olds  weren’t phased at all and performed a fierce version to Akram, their parents and the rest of the school.

We worked with the children of Olga Primary School through Tower Hamlet’s Dance Consortium; a partnership project wth Trinity Laban, Green Candle Dance Company, Chisenhale Dance Space, supported by THAMES and funded by the Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service. This project enables the organisations to work sporadically throughout the borough of Tower Hamlets, giving schools wider access to dance.

“Congrats to the incredibly committed children of Olga Primary school for their wonderful ‘animal version’!” Akram Khan Company.

 

 

Olga Primary School, Big Dance 2016. photo: Harriet Guest
Olga Primary School, Big Dance 2016. photo: Harriet Guest
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