The reason the rehearsal was only two hours long is because almost half the cast had spent the day performing in the Lord Mayor's Parade. Some of them were with the Beating Bowel Cancer float and the others were with the City of London recycling float.
In this photo you can see the five London 2012 volunteers who were in the flashmob on Thursday. Numbers 1 (me), 2 (Penny) and 5 (Michael) are all in the Legacy project. Photo by Michael Lung.
After the Lord Mayor's parade we were feeling wet and tired. Rhiannon was aware of this, because she was in the parade too, so she chose activities that would bring some life back into us. We started by sitting in a circle all facing the same direction so that we could give the person in front of us a shoulder massage = bliss! Then we played grandma's footsteps and count to 20.
Then the rehearsal was split into main cast and chorus. Rhiannon worked on flocking and group impulses with the chorus whilst the main cast practiced our first routine. Then Rhiannon asked the main cast to perform its routine to the chorus. The chorus were kind and applauded and said they enjoyed it. Then we did some more activities together. Using group impulses we tried sitting down together, standing up together and clapping together.
Finally, tickets for our show go on sale on Monday 9th December. You will need to book ASAP because you are going to be competing with all my friends, family and co-workers to buy them :)
*The last time I did that I ended up in a dance off in front of 100 students = major cringe. Thankfully I managed to pull out the worm dance and won, but it was close for a while as there was someone else break dancing.
Written by Lettice Wigby