Thirty years to the day for Torvill and Dean

Christopher_Dean_+_Jayne_Torvill_(4552363389)Famous Nottingham skating duo Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their Gold Medal win in the 1984 Winter Olympic Games.

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Celebrations in Nottingham have been planned in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of Jayne Torvill’s and Christopher Dean’s gold medal win at the 1984 games .

“The nation holds Torvill and Dean in great respect and admiration, but nowhere more so than here in Nottingham” Fiona Buffini

Plans within the city have already begun, with Nottingham Playhouse announcing their “unique project” Mass Bolero- which will allow citizens to pay tribute to two of the City’s finest.

Working in partnership with Dance5, Confetti Media Group and Notts TV, many leading organisations and groups across Nottingham have been approached to take part. A full list of participants will be announced on Monday 17th March, together with details of the mass participation opportunity.

Nottingham Playhouse will celebrate the 30 years with "Mass Bolero"

Nottingham Playhouse will celebrate the 30 years with “Mass Bolero”

Fiona Buffini, Associate Director, Nottingham Playhouse said: The nation holds Torvill and Dean in great respect and admiration, but nowhere more so than here in Nottingham. The Mass Bolero film is a celebration of that admiration, turned into a piece of art.

” It’s genuinely going to be a mass participation project, with a diverse range of groups, including a flash mob event in Nottingham’s city centre, each recreating just 10 seconds of the routine. These will be edited together to create a film made up of the contributions of – we hope – thousands of people from around the city.”

Plans to build a statue of the pair at the National Ice Centre are also underway, with sculpture Carl Payne chosen to complete the work. However, work cannot go ahead until the required funds of £80,000 are gathered. Despite this, the artist believes that as the duo are so loved by the Nation, that finding people to help contribute will not be an issue- as he explains below:

To make your contribution to the piece, you can get in touch at bolerostatuefund@btinternet.co.uk

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