More than 1,200 dancers will fill up Liverpool ONE this weekend, as one of the highlights of a dance event inspired by London 2012.
A show-stopping season of dance comes to a head next month when the Big Dance North West Link Up hits Liverpool ONE – bringing 1275 dancers with it!
Since a dance world record attempt kicked off the fun back in May, Big Dance has had the nation on its feet, celebrating dance in unusual places for all ages and abilities.
Now groups from Merseyside, Cumbria, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester are coming together this Sunday (July 15) at 2.30pm for the Big Dance North West Link Up, when 1,275 dancers aged 6-86 will perform choreography representing the history and landmarks of their region.
Streaming down the steps of Liverpool ONE’s Chavasse Park and spreading along the length of Thomas Steers Way, the performers will provide a spectacle of mass movement.
Big Dance is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of dance and is one of the highlights of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad. Big Dance 2012 features work on television, in the streets, in theatres and schools and right into the heart of communities all over the country.
Our own Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI) has led on Big Dance in the North West, with regional partners Ludus Dance (Lancashire), DiGM (Manchester), Dance Cumbria and DARE Dance (Cumbria) recruiting people in their own areas for performances across the region, including the Olympic Torch Relay celebrations.
The project culminates in the mass performance in Liverpool ONE.
Karen Gallagher MBE, director of MDI, said: “Big Dance 2012 in the North West is a chance to shine a light on our region and show the rest of the country and the world what wonderful dance activity goes on here. Along with our partner organisations we have brought dance into the heart of local communities, and bringing all the boroughs together in Liverpool ONE will unite the whole North West in dance.”
For more information on all Big Dance events taking place across the region, check out: www.bigdance2012.com, or Twitter: @bigdancenorthwest.