Last week we saw the amazing Commonwealth Games handover take place in Birmingham’s Victoria Square as a part of the closing ceremony from Australia’s Gold Coast (if you missed it, we’ve put the video at the bottom of this page). Over 2,000 dancers were recruited to perform a routine which aired live to an audience of around 1 billion people. The dance was choreographed by Rosie Kay, who had only 6 weeks to plan the whole event, which really goes to show some of the amazing talent we have here in Birmingham.
I’m going to put the record straight here- I had 6 weeks to plan this, the try outs were 2 weeks ago and we put the whole show together in 10 days with volunteers. It was a single shot, done live, with a steady cam, 2 x buggys, 2 x cranes and a drone. https://t.co/PzjdXh0YVN
— Rosie Kay Dance Co (@rosiekaydanceco) April 16, 2018
Victoria Square is just around corner from the GRIN studio, so compelled by strong enthusiasm towards our beloved city we have been inspired to create some Commonwealth Games 2022 related designs as an outpouring of our passion for Birmingham:
Watch “Go the Distance Brum” here – the handover event for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022. #BRUM