London 2012 Needs 10,000 Ceremony Performers

London 2012 has put the word out that it is searching for 10,000 adult volunteer performers to participate in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

Needed are dancers, actors, percussionists and general all-round performers.

Applicants must be able to participate in up to two auditions to take place evenings and weekends in November and early December; up to two or three rehearsal sessions each week of up to four hours per session from March 2012; and several all-day rehearsals in the three weeks leading up to each Ceremony. All rehearsals will take place in east London.

Locog’s director of Ceremonies, Education and Live Sites, Bill Morris said, “to deliver Ceremonies of this scale a significant amount of time commitment is required from the volunteer performers. Performers will be required to attend up to two or three rehearsals each week in London from March 2012 so applicants should consider this.

“Previous performance experience is not required for people to apply. Applicants simply need lots of enthusiasm, personality, a positive attitude, huge amounts of energy and a willingness to perform in front of a stadium audience and to millions of people around the world”.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday, August 31. Eligible applicants must be 18 years or older on March 1, 2012.

Only one application per person will be accepted, and if more than 15,000 applicants are received a computerized draw will randomly create a short-list for auditions.

More information is available on the official London 2012 website.