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Danny Boyle seeking 10,000 performers for 2012 Olympics shows

August 20, 2011 - London

Filmmaker Danny Boyle is on the hunt for 10,000 talented people to participate in different performance events during the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic games in London.

The 'Slumdog Millionaire' director is in charge of the committee that looks after staging the shows and though he was previously vowed to go "back to basics", the events will now take place on a huge scale, reports The Daily Express.

Boyle and fellow artistic director Kim Gavin are on the hunt for the said number of volunteers to fill the roles as dancers, actors, percussionists and general all-round performers at the two ceremonies.

Applications are due to be received by August 31 and Olympics chiefs have announced that the auditions will take place later this year with rehearsals scheduled for March.


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