The Humanimals in Lockdown – An amazing online experience for young children created by Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance

From Jason Coleman’s epic all-human animal stage show, The Humanimals, comes the online adaptation for young children created especially for these ‘stuck at home’ times.

An opportunity to learn fun facts about animals through educational song and dance scenes, encased in clever choreography, with giggles galore, witty wordplay, an upbeat mix of tunes and amazing costumes, The Humanimals in Lockdown is an online experience designed especially for kindergarten, preps and grade 1 students.

“The Humanimals in Lockdown has been made with love by my full-time staff to assist all the parents home schooling around the country. Formulated to connect young kids to song and dance, The Humanimals in Lockdown has been recorded from our private homes and is a gift from all of us to all of you. The challenge for us going into lockdown was “what can we do?” rather than focusing on what we couldn’t do. Our full schedule of dance training is running remotely for our members but we wanted to reach out beyond this group and entertain and delight all the little ones around the country,” said Jason Coleman, CEO and Artistic Director of Ministry of Dance.

Dancer, choreographer and presenter Jason Coleman is one of Australia’s best-known personalities with over 30 years experience on stage and behind the scenes, including choreographing some of the world’s largest stadium shows such as the Sydney Olympics, the Manchester Commonwealth Games and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

He has also choreographed hundreds of commercials, corporate events and musicals including the Australian productions of Hairspray and Hair. In addition to his choreographic work, he is also well known as a TV presenter, most notably on Ch 10’s So You Think You Can Dance.

He established Ministry of Dance in 2008 as a world-class training and industry experience to help young Australians pursue a career in the dance and entertainment industry. As a result, graduates have been cast in numerous stage shows and many of Australia’s best-known musicals. The Ministry of Dance venue itself is the largest commercial dance space in the world and is the rehearsal home to many of Australia’s major musical productions.

Created in isolation, the first episode of The Humanimals is up online now and further episodes will be uploaded periodically on both the Ministry of Dance website and YouTube.

Follow Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter or facebook for further updates.

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer. She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies, and is currently completing her Masters of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

Gabi Bergman

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