Olympic gold medallist and Strictly Come Dancing finalist, Denise Lewis OBE, launched the countdown to nutkhut?s Bollywood Steps, created by Simmy Gupta, which will form the centrepiece of Town Hall?s 175th anniversary. This huge outdoor dance spectacular is set to capture the imagination of up to 12,000 in three FREE performances in Victoria Square, Birmingham on 9 & 10 October.
Introduced by Bobby Friction, the show will feature dazzling dance numbers, stunning architectural lighting of Town Hall, fireworks, colourful costumes and water effects. nutkhut?s cast will be joined by hundreds of local schoolchildren, youth dancers and dhol drummers, and there is a moment of mass participation for the entire audience during a magnificent wedding scene.
To launch the countdown, we invited members of the public to try the dance moves and we filmed them having a go. You can see the results on our YouTube site which can be reached from the main weblink below.
You can visit www.bollywoodstepsbirmingham.co.uk to learn the dance moves yourself, upload your own videos and pictures via the links to YouTube and Flickr, go behind the scenes with Simmy Gupta and Denise Lewis, and follow the progress of Bollywood Steps via links to Twitter, Facebook and Bebo pages.
There are further opportunities to learn the dance moves in advance at 175 Today! Birthday Carnival Open Day on Sunday 4 October, or come along half an hour before each performance when Artistic Director Simmy Gupta and Bobby Friction will lead a run through.
Friday 9 October, 8pm (learn the steps from 7.30pm)
Saturday 10 October, 3pm (learn the steps from 2.30pm)
Saturday 10 October, 8pm (learn the steps from 7.30pm)
Victoria Square, Birmingham
Created by Simmy Gupta
Introduced by Bobby Friction
Bollywood Steps is a People Dancing programme, funded by Legacy Trust UK, Arts Council England West Midlands and Advantage West Midlands. Bollywood Steps has been awarded an Inspire Mark and is recognised as part of the official London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Bollywood Steps is part of Birmingham?s Light Night.