Big Dance 2012 will celebrate the diversity of dance styles across the country by expanding beyond London to a nationwide network of leading dance organisations.
Taking place from 7-15 July 2012, the programme will feature an array of events including the creation of a new piece for 2,000 dancers in Trafalgar Square.
Ruth Mackenzie, Director of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival, said: ‘The success of Big Dance as a Cultural Olympiad project in reaching millions of people in London is a testament to the organisers and funders.
'The ambition to reach out to communities across the UK in 2012 matches our vision for a UK-wide celebration. I’m delighted that Big Dance will be a highlight of this summer of celebration in the London 2012 Festival.’
Starting on 21 June 2012, the London 2012 Festival will bring leading artists from all over the world together in a UK‐wide festival celebrating the London 2012 Games. As the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad, it will leave a lasting legacy for the arts in this country.
Founded in 2006 by the Mayor of London in partnership with Arts Council
England, Big Dance is London’s Legacy Trust UK programme. More than two
million people have taken part in the project - delivered through a
network of London’s leading dance organisations - since it began.