Burning bright, noon and night, across 16 days of sporting excellence, the Olympic Flame is now extinguished. A powerful and poignant moment, it signifies the end of the London 2012 Olympic Games and the countdown to Rio 2016. But as the final flame flickers in the Cauldron, a ‘Spirit of the Flame’ comes to life above it…
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The costumes worn by the corps de ballet are designed by Michael Sharp and encrusted with Swarovski crystals.
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Darcey was partnered by The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis, Jonathan Cope, Nehemiah Kish and Ed Watson.
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After the Games, each competing team will take home one of the petals that makes up the Cauldron and the Cauldron will cease to exist.
Darcey Bussell CBE became Principal Dancer for The Royal Ballet at the age of 20 and held the position until she retired in 2007, by which time she’d danced every major role in classical ballet. Her work across dance and the media has made her a much-loved household name.
Designer Thomas Heatherwick’s Cauldron was lit by seven young Torchbearers – aspiring athletes – at the Opening Ceremony.
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From an early age, Seu knew that he wanted to be a musician. From the age of 10, he attended samba gatherings in Rio de Janeiro, and soon began to sing in night clubs. He describes himself as a popular singer and composer, who likes innumerable musical genres, but whose origins lie in Samba.