This year we had something up our sleeve to surprise you with half way through the ladies polo match… a polo flash mob made up from professional dancers, members of the community and local school children.
Just as everyone was treading in between chukka’s two and three of the polo match, a blast of swing music came over the speakers and the pitch was transformed into a dance floor where over 100 people took part in a choreographed dance, from the local primary and secondary schools plus a combination of young people and adults.
The dance was created by CScape Dance and Dance Republic2 and performed in association with Watergate Bay Hotel and FEAST, who support community arts projects.
Weeks of top secret training around Cornwall resulted in the 10 minute dance inspired by the 1920’s, the seaside and polo. If you looked carefully you would have been able to see the children pretending to be sea creatures and the adults mimicking horsey movements. The 1920’s was chosen as the main theme as polo was particularly popular in that era and was actually an Olympic sport between 1900 and 1936, with Great Britain picking up the majority of the medals.
We hope you enjoyed watching it as much as we enjoyed performing it.