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Wondrous Wednesday – The maths of dance

Meet Associate Choreographer Jamaal Burkmar

9th February 2022

Welcome to another Wondrous Wednesday; our blog dedicated to Wondrous Stories! Conceived and directed by our Artistic Director Kevin Finnan, this extraordinary large-scale production will be the opening show of the Birmingham 2022 Festival. 

This week we are featuring Jamaal Burkmar, one of the amazing Associate Choreographers working with Kevin on Wondrous Stories!

Jamaal is an award winning choreographer who creates contemporary dance works with his company Extended Play. Kevin will collaborate with Jamaal, along with our other brilliant Associate Choreographer Sonia Sabri, to develop the choreography for the show.

We are so excited to have Jamaal working with us on Wondrous Stories. He refers to himself a ‘mathematical choreographer’, and will be using his method of creating movement to develop the choreography for one of the key character groups that you will see in the show.

Watch the video below to hear more about Jamaal’s style of choreography and how he uses music and maths to create the dancing you will see from his character group in the show!

Don’t miss the chance to witness the amazing choreography in Wondrous Stories! The show will be performed in Centenary Square, Birmingham with FREE performances every evening from March 17 – 20 2022.

For more Wondrous Stories behind-the-scenes action and exclusive interviewscheck out our Wondrous Wednesdays blog series.

Have you heard about our Wondrous Stories post box? We’re inviting people from across the region to share their story to form a snapshot of life in the area as Birmingham and the West Midlands become the focus of international attention through the Commonwealth Games. Find out more! 

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Presented by Birmingham 2022 FestivalWondrous Stories is created by Motionhouse and produced by Outdoor Places Unusual Spaces (OPUS). 

Generously supported by Arts Council England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.