Pedestrian Wanderlust is a movement movement of improvised dance in public spaces. Through our video portrait series and free public dance jams, we are committed to inspiring others to explore creative movement and bringing communities together to share in the joy of dance.
In each film we get to know the dancers not just for their physicality, but also their choices, curiosities, and response to the world and people around them. Using their surroundings as a playground, the resulting footage provides us with a glimpse of the individual’s movement identity as unique to them as a fingerprint. It's the dance we all do in our heads while walking down the street listening to music on our headphones brought to life.
All films are shot on an iPhone6 with natural light in a duet between dancer and videographer. Moving often times in silence, the dancers respond to their own rhythms and music is selected and added afterwards.
Pedestrian Wanderlust Behind the Scenes: The Making of
Beyond the films, Pedestrian Wanderlust also engages with the community by hosting free monthly improv jams in public spaces with live musicians. The jams begin with a one hour improvised movement exploration led by one of the Pedestrian Wanderlust dancers to get everyone loose, into their bodies, and playing with different movement options. This is followed by an open free for all dance party ripe with creative juices, contact improv, and freedom of expression. The goal is always to bring together people of all ages, walks of life, and levels of movement experience to share in the joy of dance and be inspired by one another.
Check out footage from our last jam below:
Pedestrian Wanderlust has filmed with over 150 dancers and is equally proud to have filmed with children and non-professional dancers as it is to have worked with prominent members of the dance community including but not limited to Larry Keigwin and the members of KEIGWIN+COMPANY, Sidra Bell of Sidra Bell Dance New York, Raja Feather Kelly of the feath3r theory, Chalvar Montiero of Alvin Ailey, and more! We hope to continue to bridge the gap between the "dance world" and the rest of the world in our firm belief that there is dancer within all of us.