Miklas Manneke is a South African filmmaker that has been working on a project for two years. He has been travelling the world asking strangers to dance.
Miklas Manneke started his project two years ago while travelling in China. He approached a stranger on the street and asked them to dance for him. Since then, he has travelled to multiple countries and asked people to dance.
He is originally from Johannesburg in South Africa but has since travelled to China, France, the USA, Germany and right here at home in South Africa.
Using only an iPhone, he filmed the strangers dancing and created a video that will make you laugh and smile. At first, he was faced with people feeling reluctant or embarrassed but eventually they warmed to the idea and started dancing.
The video he created is two minutes long and was filmed on 4 different iPhones. In an interview with Chris Jones, a blogger passionate about films and filmmaking he discussed why the project was so important to him. The pair met at a film festival a few years before this video was shot.
‘The world is in a place right now where there are so many things dividing us, be it borders, languages or culture,’
‘There was something special about sharing that moment with people around the world when they danced. Something that transcended geography.’
We agree and really loved how the video made us feel. Watch it below and let us know, would you dance if a stranger asked?