Big Dance 2012 - the biggest celebration of dance the world has ever seen...
As ‘West London Hub’ for Big Dance 2012, English National Ballet presented a full and varied programme of vibrant dance performances, exciting workshops and original dance-inspired events.
The range and diversity of activity on offer was breathtaking: from surprise flash-mob performances in Westfield shopping centres, to choreographic showcases at Opera Holland Park; from design and photographic exhibitions at City Hall, to a celebration of international dance held on the Big Dance Bus in the heart of Leicester Square. There was something for everyone, whether they were hardened dance enthusiasts or totally new to moving to the music!
The spirit of Big Dance is to celebrate dance in all its forms with as many people, from as many backgrounds, as possible, and English National Ballet was proud to play a part in its success during London’s great Olympic summer.
To find out more about English National Ballet’s Big Dance 2012 projects, please follow the links.
We are delighted that Big Dance has been selected as one of 60 recipients to receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for Volunteering in 2012.
With thanks to all our partners:
Brent Council, Ealing Council, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow Council, London Borough of Hillingdon, Hounslow Council, London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster City Council Active Folk Arts, Akademi, Amici, Bounce Theatre, Cadogan Estates, Combination Dance Company, East London Dance, English National Ballet School, Greater London Authority, Greenwich Dance, Hammersmith Academy, Hammersmith Morris Men, Historic Royal Palaces, Istituto Marangoni, KI Concerts, London Broncos Rugby League Foundation, Luna Cinema, Mike Ruff Music, National Dance Company Wales, Opera Holland Park, Rambert, Riverside Studios, Royal Borough of Greenwich, seven sisters group, Scottish Ballet, Theatre Workout, Union Dance, University Campus Suffolk, Victoria and Albert Museum, Westfield, Zap Art