Mass Bolero
Mass Bolero is a tribute to Torvill and Dean on the 30 year anniversary of their win at the Sarajevo Olympics.

Over two months, more than 25 different community groups were each taught 10 seconds of the routine, re-choreographed to be performed on dry land, in the groups’ local streets, offices, schools and other spaces across Nottingham. These segments have been seamlessly edited together to recreate the entire dance, together with its standing ovations and scores of ‘6’, set to the original BBC soundtrack and commentary from 30 years ago.

The project started off as a small community project but then exploded with viral status online and national TV coverage. Among the very first viewers were Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, “We both adored the Mass Bolero movie. It made us smile, laugh and stirred real emotion by the end. Congratulations to you and your team and all the wonderful dancers in the movie.”


Production Company: Spool Films
Director of Photography: Andy Taylor Smith