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A Moment When

15th July 2012

This first collaboration between Cheshire Dance and Walk the Plank production company brought people across Cheshire and Warrington together to bring the spirit of London 2012 to life.

Following a year long programme of dance participation, surprising flashmobs and intense rehearsals, 'The Moment When...' culminated in 3 large scale shows that were performed by 900 dancers from across the area to coincide with welcoming the Olympic torch to the North.

The display of dance work was dramatically enhanced by the fantastic pyrotechnics, show, costume design, musical score, lighting and aerial work.The innovative use of the natural stages allowed a large audience to enjoy the display in the 3 locations of Chester Racecourse, Orford Park and Tatton Park.

Visit the website Cheshire Dance 2012 here >>   View the You Tube video here>>

 a moment when dance display image collage


'It was truly a spectacular dance performance that was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us.  We had some inspirational feel good factor discussions about the event on the last train back!  A great opening start to the Olympic Torch relay and Big Dance celebration launch in the North West'.


More information on current dance events, experiences and opportunities at  www.cheshiredance.org

 Biennial 2012 : 'Flights of Fancy'

May 12th to September 30th

Biennial 2012 collage


Tatton Park Biennial is a leading contemporary art event.  Every other year new work was commissioned from established and emerging artists, inspired by and for the historic site in rural Cheshire East.

In 2012 the Biennial examined the human urge to fly and the aeronautical legacy of Tatton Park and the region.The third Biennial worked to develop substantial links with industry, academia and business in the Olympic Year.