Contemporary dance has a rather exclusive feel to it: how can we democratise access to this artform, and bring a new audience to one of the world’s greatest choreographers?
This was the challenge set by British Council to us, as they planned a major tour of Company Wayne McGregor across India. Our response was Mix the Body, allowing anyone with a smartphone to choreograph and share their own dance, in collaboration with Wayne and four incredible dancers.
Choreography is a simple case of drawing gestures on screen, which the dancers respond to. Experiment with different gestures, then thread together a sequence. Pick your music - six bespoke pieces from leading composers including Max Richter and Jon Hopkins - then see your piece played back as a performance. Given there are over 7 trillion possible combinations, it’s almost certainly uniquely yours.
Try it yourself: mixthebody.com