As she grows up, a young wild Atlantic Spotted dolphin we call "Jalapeño" learns to dance with a human partner, Chisa Hidaka. Filmed in RED 4K by Howard Hall with story and additional footage by Benjamin Harley. Music by Jonathan Beaudette.
Jalapeño will be a featured performer in an upcoming short film, "Dolphin Dreams". To find out more, or to support the finishing of this film, please visit dolphindance.org/dolphindreams/.
The Dolphin Dance Project (dolphin-dance.org) produces films about communication between humans and wild dolphins through dance.
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 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/dolphin-dance/Protect.html