Lucy Hind: Enlightenment

Date - 29 August, 2012, All News Opening Nights

Lucy Hind co-choreographs and performs in the Paralympics Opening Ceremony this evening. The ceremony, titled Enlightenment stars disabled acrobats and injured soldiers who have learnt circus skills from scratch.

Lucy has been part of the team since May, culminating in this evening’s “spectacular” which will also include work from Stephen Hawking and Sir Ian McKellen. The show will be attended by the Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The ceremony marks the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games which have broken all records in terms of ticket sales, with more than 2.4 million tickets already sold.

Overview

Lucy trained in choreography, mime and physical theatre at Rhodes University, South Africa and went on to perform with the celebrated First Physical Theatre Company.

Since arriving in the UK she has worked as Movement Director and Performer in many acclaimed British theatres including the The Old Vic, The Royal Exchange, Almeida, Barbican, Lowry, Sheffield Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Bath Theatre Royal. Lucy is a member of the award winning Slung Low theatre company and a selector for the National Student Drama Festival.

Recent work includes Movement Director on No's Knife and Girl from the North Country, both at The Old Vic; The House of Bernada Alba at The Royal Exchange; Choreographer on The Snowmaiden for Opera North; The Merchant Of Venice with Jonathan Munby at The Globe Theatre, The Effect for Sheffield Theatres directed by Daniel Evans.

Lucy's choreography for television includes the Cbeebies pantomimes The Nutcracker & Peter Pan and the award-winning writer Russell T Davies' series Banana.

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