Believe was an evening of colour, carnival inspired costume, storytelling, new high-energy dance and inspiring talent.
As part of the Cultural Olympiad in the West Midlands Believe brings together 450 children and young people and 5 professional dance artists in one night of inspiring performance at an Olympic Venue.

Summer 2012 saw the City of Coventry Stadium play host to the Olympic Football Tournament, bringing together top athletes from across the world. Believe carries echoes of this future event, bringing together children and young people from across the region and taking inspiration from the Olympic and Paralympic Games of London 2012.

Close your eyes and drift into a dreamtime, a place at the beginning of time where the spirit of Darkness seeks to take over the world. Father Sun, spirit of light, awakes after millennia of sleep and is asked to save the world from the darkness that dominates it.

Father Sun, larger than life, in a stunning kinetic costume, will search for the children who will leap, turn and tumble across the space bringing new life into their threatened world.

Produced and directed by Highly Sprung Performance Co., who specialise in the creation of innovative performance projects for children and young people, Believe celebrates the talents of new performers inspired by London 2012.
The Believe Project is one of the outstanding projects granted the London 2012 Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme, which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.

Believe was part of Dancing for the Games, the programme inspired by London 2012 and part of the Cultural Olympiad in the West Midlands.


It was funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK, as well as Arts Council England and Advantage West Midlands.

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Highly Sprung Workshops Ltd is a registered charity 

Registered Charity number: 1178239

Registered office: Unit 4, Sandy Lane Business Park, Coventry, CV1 4DQ

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