Mass Bolero is now on YouTube

Posted: May 29, 2014

This year marked the 30th anniversary of Nottingham’s finest, Torvill & Dean, winning their Winter Olympic Gold in Sarajevo with their Bolero ice dance routine. To celebrate this, Nottingham Playhouse’s Associate Director Fiona Buffini had the unique idea of a ‘Mass Bolero’ community project that would allow the people of Nottingham to pay tribute to two of the UK’s greatest sports stars.

Over two months, more than 25 different community groups were each taught 10 seconds of the routine, re-choreographed to be performed on dry land, in the groups’ local streets, offices, schools and other spaces across Nottingham. These segments have been seamlessly edited together to recreate the entire dance, together with its standing ovations and scores of ‘6’, set to the original BBCsoundtrack and commentary from 30 years ago.

You can now check it out on YouTube