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Dancers take centre stage at busy train station to mark London 2012 Festival

07-09-2012 09:25 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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Commuters experienced some light relief at London’s St Pancras, earlier this week. Dancers took centre stage at the busy train station as part of events to mark the London 2012 Festival.

London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, has launched ’Big Dance 2012’. It’s billed as one of the largest mass participation events to celebrate culture in the UK, as London gets ready to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Boris Johnson, London mayor, said, "This is all about an incredible celebration of cultural achievement in this city and what we’re laying on now is a festival of dance, I personally haven’t been invited to dance, but I know that more professional people than me are going to be showing off their skills and huge numbers of amateurs as well."

With just over three weeks before the opening ceremony for the London Olympics, Johnson is confident that preparations for the Games are on track.

Star performers at the launch were from dance company ZooNation. Director of the Big Dance, Jacqueline Rose, says the idea behind the event is to celebrate dance across the nation.

Jacqueline Rose, director of Big Dance 2012, said, "We have an amazing country when it comes to dance and the myriad of dance stars is phenomenal." She says dance is the link between culture and sport.

(L-R) Arlene Phillips and London Mayor Boris Johnson join rush hour commuters on
the platform of St Pancras International Station, to launch Big Dance 2012, the
world's biggest dance festival, part of London 2012 Festival at St Pancras Station
on July 5, 2012 in London, England.

(L-R) Arlene Phillips and London Mayor Boris Johnson join rush hour commuters on
the platform of St Pancras International Station, to launch Big Dance 2012, the
world's biggest dance festival, part of London 2012 Festival at St Pancras Station
on July 5, 2012 in London, England.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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