A beautiful family-friendly dance performance, The Moment When…, will take place at Tatton Park on Sunday 15th July at 3pm as part of Festival 2012.

Cheshire Dance and Walk the Plank, two of the North West’s leading cultural partners, are proud to present one of the largest performance events taking place in the region this summer.

Inspired by defining moments that change and shape the flow of life, The Moment When… celebrates the return of the Olympic Games to the United Kingdom and the dreams and dedication of future Olympians everywhere.

The Moment When… is a flagship project of the regional Cultural Olympiad programme and Big Dance 2012, and sees a programme of community dance participation across Cheshire and Warrington culminate in three spectacular large-scale dance performances in iconic outdoor locations.

Following successful performances at Chester Racecourse and Orford Jubilee Park in Warrington during May and June, visitors to Tatton Park on 15th July can expect to see a jubilant finale to the series of dance extravaganzas.

With Tatton Mere providing a beautiful natural backdrop, The Moment When… at Tatton Park will feature 100’s of dancers, a specially-composed musical score, fire, and light. A family-friendly delight that promises to take audience members from the intimate to the immense with displays of breath-taking beauty, this is a must-see summer 2012 event for the North West.

This is a free performance. Please note that a car entry charge of £5 will apply if driving to Tatton Park.

The Moment When… is supported by Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cheshire East Council, Warrington Council, Marketing Cheshire and Arts Council England.

— ENDS —


Ralph Kennedy                                             Tor Emms

p: 01606 861 700                                            p: 0161 736 8964

e: ralph@cheshiredance.org                          e: marketing@walktheplank.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

Cheshire Dance leads the artistic provision and support of dance across Cheshire and the sub-region.  It aims to fully awaken the art form of dance as inspiration to create, learn and experience.  Working in partnership, Cheshire Dance is committed to increasing access and transforming lives through dance.

Cheshire Dance delivers a range of regular classes and performances involving people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. It is a leading provider of Continuing Professional Development in the UK, training dance artists and other professionals in community, health and education settings. Cheshire Dance often works in partnership with other public and voluntary sector organisations to develop bespoke projects that address specific needs in the community. www.cheshiredance.org/

Walk the Plank is a creative force of artists, theatre makers, pyro-technicians and event engineers who create beautiful shows, fantastic firework displays and amazing events, working with and within communities to realise ambitious ideas. From international stage to village square, these remarkable experiences resonate and connect with audiences, encouraging a sense of place, a feeling of pride, a shared experience. www.walktheplank.co.uk

Tatton Park is managed and financed by Cheshire East Council on behalf of the National Trust.

This impressive historic estate receives in the region of 750,000 visitors every year all of whom come to enjoy its Georgian mansion, Tudor Old Hall, award- winning gardens and 1930s rare breeds farm.  The 1,000-acre deer park is home to red and fallow deer and the estate also boasts speciality shops, adventure playground, restaurant and year-round events programme.


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