performers will be part of a two hour Opening Ceremony spectacular of music,
dance and fireworks to be held at Hunter Stadium on Sunday 1 December 2013.
More than 2,000 local dancers, singers, acrobats, cheerleaders and artists
have been recruited, representing dance schools, choirs, drama groups and other
groups from around Newcastle, Gosford, Port Macquarie, Maitland and
Performance groups taking part in the Opening Ceremony of the
Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific games include:
Centre Stage Performing
Arts Perform Ability Program (Newcastle), Hunter School of Performing Arts
(Newcastle), Hunter Arts Network (Newcastle- Hunter region), Rosie’s School of
Newcastle Dance Academy (Newcastle), Pam Lovett Dance
Headquarters (Maitland), The Waltzing Matildas (Cardiff), The Marching Koalas
Waratah Girls Choir(Newcastle).
Mr. Heverin said the
involvement of local performers in the Opening Ceremony was a vital part of
the event. "This is going to be an extraordinary event for Newcastle and the
Hunter and it's the people of this region who will truly make it a success.
The Opening Ceremony will celebrate not only the athletes of the Special
Olympics but also the host community. This will be an amazing experience for
locally based performers and a great opportunity to showcase the talent and
skills of Newcastle and the Hunter region.”