THE THANK YOU DANCE!

Artistic Directors: Ali Pretty & Jeanefer Jean-Charles

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Overview

We are delighted to share that we have been commissioned to create a section for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

Our section of the Pageant is a ‘Thank You’ to the Queen for 70 years of public service and a ‘Thank You’ to all those who selflessly contribute to society, looking after our communities and laying the foundation for a better life for generations to come.

‘I want to thank everyone on the NHS front line, as well as care workers and those carrying out essential roles, who selflessly continue their day-to-day duties outside the home in support of us all.
I am sure the nation will join me in assuring you that what you do is appreciated and every hour of your hard work brings us closer to a return to more normal times.’
Her Majesty the Queen, April 2020

Inspiration is taken from Her Majesty to thank:

  • Our key workers and the essential role they have played throughout the pandemic
  • Our volunteers who have stepped up with kindness to look after their neighbours
  • Our young people who are actively taking responsibility for the future of the planet

Together we will present a spectacular, visually stunning, and animated movement section of the pageant with hundreds of performers adorned in silk, drawn from across generations from London, Milton Keynes, and Thurrock.

Three key workers from Thurrock strike a pose

Find out who these inspiring key workers are in
the Resource Pack

Download the Resource Pack

This resource pack was designed to inspire all those taking part with a step-by-step process to follow. It will open when the button below is clicked and can be downloaded from that page.

NB. Download is 12MB


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Large colourful flags are held by a group of smiling people waving at the camera

One Community Development Trust, credit Mike Johnston.

Meet Our Key Workers

We thank our key workers from across Thurrock and Milton Keynes. Please read some of their stories by clicking on the image below, or click here. 

14 key workers, 7 from Thurrock and 7 from Milton Keynes were chosen to have their image portrayed on 5m high silk scrolls, these scrolls will be showcased on the 5th June 2022 as part of the Thank You Dance at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant. Take a look at the final scrolls below:

 

 All scroll images by Kristian Buus and Kinetika

Key Dates 2022

Sunday 5th June – The Platinum Jubilee Pageant event in London

 

Could this performance visit your event?

Are you hosting your own event in the Milton Keynes or Thurrock areas in June or July 2022?  Would you like to collaborate with us to bring this performance to your own event?

After the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on 5th June, the performance will be brought back to the localities that created it.  Enquire whether we could bring this to your event: Katie@kinetika.co.uk

 

Jeanefer Jean-Charles leading children in a movement session

Jeanefer Jean-Charles leading mass movement at St Johns

We're all connected; to Her Majesty the Queen; to each other; to the past, present and future

 

logo of Jeanefer Jean-Charles

Logo of Kinetika

Logo of the Queens Platinum Jubilee

Logo of The Stables music and entertainment venue