Cetaceans (Whales & Dolphins)

Wild Spinner dolphins invite two human dancers - Matisha and Chisa Hidaka - into an ensemble dance. We are working on a film about communication between humans and wild dolphins through dance. If you would like to find out more, please visit dolphin-dance.org

Video and editing by Benjamin Harley; music by Morgan Fisher (morgan-fisher.com/); dance by Matisha (songofhome.com/) and Chisa Hidaka

If you would like to support the production of a full length dance film and documentary, please visit our Donate page (dolphin-dance.org/dolphin-dance/Donate.html). Donations of $50 or more will receive a DVD of our debut film, 'Together' and our heartfelt thanks.

Dolphin Dance Project works only with wild dolphins. Dolphins are not rewarded or coerced by anything other than their own curiosity and joy to interact with intelligent, playful members of another species - just like the human dancer. Recognizing that we are guests in the dolphins' environment, the filmmakers followed a strict code of etiquette. There is never any attempt to interact if dolphins were resting or showed any sign of annoyance or disinterest.

To see 'Together: Dancing with Spinner Dolphins', the debut film of the Dolphin Dance Project, please visit dolphin-dance.org/together

To learn more about the threats faced by wild dolphins, please visit our Protect page: dolphin-dance.org/protect

To read a blog post about this clip: thedolphindance.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/was-that-choreographed/

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