As an audience of over a billion people worldwide watched the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on their televisions, preparations and rehearsals were being performed on a daily basis.
Lil’Tim, Sunander, Temagen, Emiko and Damien were some of the Dance Captains who choreographed the NHS Section of the opening ceremony. A commitment that took up more than 500+ hours of teaching/rehearsing, often in the pouring rain. They worked with the children who were proficient dancers, trampolist and gymnasts. In addition, they worked heavily with top B-Boy’s, B-Girls, Tap Dancers, Lindy Hoppers, Roller Skaters and Acrobats in the UK to deliver many of the performances such as ‘The Dementors’, ‘Doctor and Nurses Dance’, ‘Hospital Beds’ and ‘Literature Section’ of the performance. The varied dance styles included Lindy Hop, Break’in, Tap, Roller Skating and Street Dance.
All dancers that took part in this spectacular performance felt that it was a tremendous honour to represent the NHS and Great Ormond Street Hospital and will carry that memory for years to come.
WATCH: 2012 Opening Ceremony