Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) principal Brandon Lawrence has launched an online choreography challenge to "stimulate students' creativity and support their psychological wellbeing during lockdown".

The Online Choreographic Challenge is open to students of the British Ballet Organisation (BBO).

The project welcomes all genres, ages and abilities. Students are required to express what lockdown means to them by choreographing one of three pieces of music commissioned from award-winning composer Andrew Kristy,  

Brandon will edit all submissions into a film illustrating the students' collective experience.

In addition there will be a winner for each of the three pieces of music. Winners will receive special prizes delivered in partnership with Dansez - a sustainable dancewear brand that fights marine pollution.

Commenting, Brandon said: "I felt it was extremely important to connect the BBO dance family during this challenging time, especially since Dance Days was postponed. Everyone was looking forward to it. Many professional dancers and companies have been creating dance online. I wanted to make it extra-special for bbodance members to be part of their very own piece of original dance. I urge you to let your creativity run wild!"

Click HERE for further information about The Online Choreographic Challenge. Entries close 3 July.