(CPV) – Big Dance, the world’s largest dance programme and part of the Cultural Olympiad to be featured in London 2012 Festival, will finally land in Hanoi on May 26 at Gia Thuy secondary school, Gia Lam district.
Starting with participants decorating school “camps” to reflect the “Power of the Games” Olympic and Paralympics themes, pupils will take part in environmental awareness raising activities.
From around 2pm, the Big Dance starts with a total of 14 schools taking part, each trying to persuade judges that they have all the best moves.
The Big Dance in Hanoi continues the success that it achieved at the To Hieu secondary school in Hai Phong city on May 18. By joining hundred of thousands of students across the world in a simultaneous dance, Hai Phong took part in the Big Dance schools pledge aiming at breaking the Guinness record of 264,188 people at 1,472 locations over the world currently held by the Netherlands.
To date, thousands of young people from over 100 secondary schools across Vietnam have joined in the dance, as part of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms program with the support of the Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training.
A part of Big Dance in the UK.
British Council Vietnam Director, Mr Robin Rickard shared: “The Big Dance has left a trail of smiles right across Vietnam, starting out in Ho Chi Minh City and now ending in Hanoi. It’s fantastic that young people can be a part of such a global event and, as the London 2012 Olympics draws closer, the anticipation and excitement continues to grow.”
Since its foundation in 2006 by the Mayor of London in partnership with Arts Council England, the Big Dance has been taken part in by more than two million people.
This year’s activity continues to celebrate the diversity of dance styles around the world, including a new dance choreographed for 2,000 dancers in London’s Trafalgar Square, expected to happen this July./.