Big Dance Special Ambassador, Darcey Bussell, and Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, launched Big Dance 2014 on Wednesday 2 July, at City Hall in London, alongside dancers from different artistic backgrounds and nationalities.
Big Dance, founded in 2006, is now the world’s largest celebration of dance and dancing, this year it was the special Commonwealth edition.
|Meeting, Mayor of London: Boris Johnson.|
My friend and I ( Bolivian Heritage -Dancers), were delighted to meet Boris Johnson, Mayor of London and Darcey Bussell, British ballet dancer. It was an amazing experience to meet other dancers and also to be part of the launch for the event this year, with coverage of several media outlets, and most importantly to represent our country, Bolivia.
|Meeting Darcey Bussell.|
|Meeting different dancers, who took part.|
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: 'I am delighted to support Big Dance, which has become an international dance phenomenon. More than 68,000 people in 24 countries have already been showing their moves and with events across the capital, the UK and globally, 2014 promises to be another exciting year for the largest celebration of dance in the world.'
Jacqueline Rose, Big Dance Director, said: 'We are proud of the sustained support that Big Dance has provided over the last nine years to communities to get involved in dance of all kinds. Big Dance began in London in 2006 with the support of the Mayor. We are grateful to our partners, this country’s leading dance and community organisations, who have worked with us all the way through, to date reaching over 9 million people through the programme. This year, the Arts Councils, Creative Scotland, Get Scotland Dancing and the British Council’s global Schools Online programme are behind us for the XX Commonwealth edition of Big Dance. With their continued support we are aiming towards a collaboration for Rio 2016, marking ten years of Big Dance.'