Men with rhythm wanted for Olympic ceremonies
Thursday, January 5, 2012
LONDON (AP) -- Wanted: Men with rhythm. Task: To perform for an audience of billions.
Organizers of the London Olympics say they are short on male candidates in the cast of 10,000 volunteers who will participate in the opening and closing ceremonies.
Organizers say "this means those of you who can dance but also drum, or do any sport, job, or hobby that involves keeping to time."
Those who make the cut will take part in up to three, four-hour rehearsals a week starting in April. There will be several all-day rehearsals in the three weeks leading up to each ceremony.
Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle is in charge of the opening ceremony on July 27.