Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2186272/Darcey-Bussell-Why-I-normal-mother.html#ixzz23GCVDHYZ
Darcey Bussell with Edward Watson, Nehemiah Kish, Jonathan Cope, and Gary Avis.
More pics here, but unfortunately the BBC link will not work outside the UK: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/balletic-climax-to-london-2012-closing-ceremony
I hear that NBC in the States cut this from their broadcast! Shame on them.
Video clip of the last part here, but not the dramatic entrance:
Here's the whole piece:
Contrary to media reports that there were hundreds of "Royal Ballet" dancers,
In the ballet section approx 10% were paid pros who were also dancing in other segments, the rest approx 200 were volunteers aged 16 and up who auditioned and 16 royal ballet school students with about the same number of dancers from English National Ballet Company. This info and more from a really interesting insider view of the piece at http://www.balletcoforum.com/index.php?/topic/1649-olympics-closing-ceremony/#entry20013
Backstage rehearsal video:
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