Aerial performance is SO spectacular
A local dancer will star in outdoor spectacle ‘As the World Tipped’, the latest act to be announced for SO Festival this June.
Taking place at the North Shore Car Park in Skegness on Saturday 30 June, As the World Tipped is set to amaze crowds with its spectacular aerial theatre performance and dramatic visuals.
Produced by Wired Aerial Theatre, the performance features a giant aerial stage suspended over the audience in the night sky.
A powerful tale of ecological crisis, As the World Tipped highlights issues surrounding the climate change debate and is set during the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.
The performance is directed by Nigel Jamieson, one of the world’s leading creators of large-scale outdoor ceremonies and events, who has produced performances for the Sydney Olympic Games and the European City of Culture celebrations in Liverpool.
Daniela B Larsen, 27, originally from Skegness, is set to play a key role in the production, as one of the aerial dancers. Speaking about her involvement in the project, Daniela said: “I have been working with Wired Aerial Theatre for the past two and a half years, and in that time have travelled to some amazing places, so it’s great news that we are now coming to Skegness!
“My dance career began at my mum’s dance school, The Hallway to Dance on Grosvenor Road with whom I performed in a number of shows at the Embassy Theatre, so it’s such a delight to be able to come back to my home town and perform in front of all my family and friends.
“It’s an amazing project to be involved in and it’s such a topical issue that sparks a lot of debate, so I’m proud to be helping to deliver such an important message,” added Daniela.
Leader of East Lindsey District Council, Councillor Doreen Stephenson, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the production to SO Festival 2012 and are pleased to announce that Skegness will be the first date on its 2012 European Tour.”
“As the World Tipped adds to the exciting and diverse line-up for SO Festival 2012, which promises to offer something for everyone, right across the district. Music from Scouting For Girls, Adam Ant and BBC Lincolnshire will be complemented by opera on the main Beach, along with a programme of dance and theatre, alongside a wide variety of art installations from a selection of award winning international artists.
“Our Festival programme is an important part of our efforts to support the economy by broadening the tourist offer and attracting additional visitors to our area.”
Funded by a range of partners including East Lindsey District Council and Arts Council England, SO Festival 2012 takes place between 23 June and 1 July in Skegness and across the East Lindsey District.