London 2012 has announced aonce in a lifetimeopportunity to be part of one of the largest events ever staged in the UK, performing in front ofa live audience of 70,000 and a broadcast audience of more than one billion people.
Artistic Directors, Danny Boyle and Kim Gavin are searching for 10,000 volunteer performers to fill roles as dancers, percussionists and general all-round performers in the Opening and Closing Ceremoniesof the London 2012 Olympic Games.
To be eligible you must be aged 18 years or older on 1 March 2012 and able to meet the commitments for rehearsals. Performing opportunities for Under 18s will be facilitated through a separate process, with details to be announced at a later date.
Previous performance experience is not required; Ceremonies Volunteer Performers simply need lots of enthusiasm, personality, a positive attitude, huge amounts of energy and a willingness to perform in front of a stadium audience and to millions of people around the world. However, to deliver Ceremonies of this scale to a world audience a substantial commitment is required. You must be able to participate in
- Up to two auditions that will take place evenings and weekends in November and early December of this year;
- Up to two or three rehearsal sessions each week of up to four hours per session from March 2012, and a number of all day rehearsals in the three weeks leading up to each Ceremony.
To find out how to apply to audition and for full details on the commitments involved, visitwww.london2012.com/ceremoniescasting.