Darcey Bussell flies in to the Olympics Closing Ceremony
Retired Royal Ballet dancer Darcey Bussell spectacularly flew into the Olympic Stadium last night on a flaming phoenix to dance to a piece created by Christopher Wheeldon.
As Bussell lands on the centre stage, she’s met by four male dancers – Gary Avis, Jonathan Cope, Edward Watson and Nehemiah Kish – and over 200 ballet dancers – including Kei Akahoshi, Ellie Sharpe and Chantel Roulston from English National Ballet, dancing en pointe to ‘Spirit of the Flame’, composed by David Arnold.
Bussell came out of retirement for this performance.
You can watch the entire Closing Ceremony on iPlayer now, and Darcey Bussell’s section begins at 2hr 55 min.
If you are outside the UK, you can watch the whole ceremony here.