Skipping extravaganza comes to Greenwich

By Rachel Bishop on July 8, 2014 8:00 AM |

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Greenwich Park will host a skipping extravaganza this weekend, commissioned by Greenwich Dance for Big Dance 2014, as part of Royal Greenwich Festivals 2014.

Devised by choreographer Jorge Crecis, Through & Out: Skipping Extravaganza is a cross between dance and good old fashioned rope skipping.

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Dance-skippers, including professional dance artists and a local community cast from across south east London will come together for a performance to the sounds of an original score by composer The Artist.

Jorge said: "The creative team behind Through & Out: Skipping Extravaganza guarantee that even if we have 500 people skipping in Greenwich Park at the same time the Earth won't move out of its orbit.

"German professor Hans Peter Neisward has suggested that if 600 million people around the world jump at the same time, the synchronised jolt could rattle the earth's orbit enough to eliminate the effects of global warming...well, we're hoping the earth will move for everyone involved but not enough to cause a worldwide calamity. That's why we're limiting the numbers...just in case."

July 12, 11am and 2.30pm, FREE, Through & Out: Skipping Extravaganza, Greenwich Park, greenwichdance.org.uk.

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