In a recent rehearsal, a wild Pacific Spinner dolphin whom we know as 'CrossBite' spirals down, leading Jillian Rutledge, Chisa Hidaka and Kathleen Fisher in a synchronous dance. Dana Richardson also briefly joins. As Kathleen arcs upward, taking the lead, 'CrossBite' circles around to follow her and guides the other dancers to sustain the quartet's lovely connection. Filmed by Benjamin Harley.
The Dolphin Dance Project is 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
If you would like to support the completion of this film, 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' (dolphin-dance.org/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 dancers. Recognizing that we are guests in the dolphins' environment, the filmmakers follow a strict code of etiquette. There is never any attempt to interact if dolphins are resting or show any sign of annoyance or disinterest.
To learn more about the threats faced by wild dolphins, please visit our Protect page: dolphin-dance.org/protect
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