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Video - Panta Rei Danseteater 'Lullaby'

Norwegian dance company Panta Rei Danseteater, late last year, conducted a little experiment whereby three dance makers created two pieces with the same name based on the same idea, featuring three male dancers and two musicians, to see what the outcome was.

June 2nd, 2016

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If you're looking for the ultimate contact improvisation/flash mob experience then the wacky world of dance might just have the answer for you. Assuming you are in London on October 11th at 1pm and can make your way to Tate Modern!

Tate Modern, in case you don't know, is a gigantic modern art gallery most famous for its "Turbine Hall" which is nothing more than an open, empty space. Ideal then for getting a few hundred dancers together and mixing things up a little.

The event's organiser, the mysterious "Sam" Coren told us;

"It should just be a great opportunity to promote contemporary dance, have some fun and meet lots of like minded people.

The technique we will be using is called flocking, it's relatively easy to pick up so anyone can join in as there will be many experienced dancers there to help out.

Please note we may face the fact of being removed from the Tate, although I did warn them and ask if it was ok to do this they replied with many a bureaucratic statement which was very hard to translate, but they niether agreed nor disagreed, so we're just going to go for it. "

Now that's the kind of spirit we like, here in TheLabā„¢. Just show up, do the thing, be nice and get the hell out. We can see the ruffled feathers of the suited and booted security types (thick neck, no brain, two way radio) as a couple of hundred dance types converge and start larking about!

We won't be sending someone to cover the event because logistics and a general dislike of London in general prevent us from traveling there. If you get some footage of the event then let us know where it is and we will point it out.

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