Lula Washington choreographed ritual movement and created body language for the indeginous people, Na’vi, in James Cameron’s “Avatar”. Members of the dance company provided motion for the Na’vi people, who live on the distant planet of Pandora. Lula is credited with designing the movements and way of communication for the eight-foot aliens with a tail.
Lula and her dancers worked on the film in 2007 and 2008 in between their touring and local concerts. The dancers wore computerized body suits and a Performance Capture process captured their movements.