4 August 2010 - Performing arts spectacular for 20,000 girls
Girlguiding’s flagship Centenary Camp in the grounds of Harewood
House, near Leeds is in full swing, and the 5,000 girls at the camp
are today joined by 20,000 more guiding members who are travelling
to Harewood for Fusion, a one day open-air performing arts
One thousand street performers and artists are taking part in this
event, the biggest event
of Girlguiding’s Centenary year, and some of the best outdoor
street performers from around the world will be featured.
Although there is plenty going on down on the ground, with
performances and workshops taking place across the estate, two
groups of aerial performers are set to wow the crowds below with a
Highlights of the Show include:
- Fusion Flashdance Flashmob - dancers from Mobata Dance School
kick off an infectious dance routine. It is set to get 20,000
guiding members on their feet creating a vivid display as girls and
women move in time, each twirling a piece of pink fabric.
- Aerial acrobats The Dream Machine are flying above the crowds
in heliospheres, weaving in between Flogos - pink and blue
- Teatro Pachuco – European clown who mixes silent film and
Mexican American culture performs his award-winning show Just
- Sienta La Cabeza, performance hairdressers from Spain,
transform lank locks into dramatic hair-dos that are literally
works of art.
- The Big Top featuring the hottest new circus talent and recent
graduates from Circus Space.
- Physical Jerks –Bristolian breakdance crew bring their unique
brand of b-boy and freestyle to Fusion.
- World premiere of the Centenary Fantasia – specially
commissioned 10-minute piece of classical music in celebration of
the Centenary that draws on guiding’s rich musical history. It is
being performed by the National Scout and Guide Symphony