Business News - County Show Reveals Theme For 2012
9:39am 9th August 2012
The Dorset County Show has revealed today that the theme of the 2012 show will be Extreme Sports as a legacy to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics games.
The performance schedule, which has been unveiled by Show Secretary Sam Mackenzie-Green, is a nail-biting and adrenalin-fuelled line-up designed to thrill the senses and keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
This year, the show features three brand new acts. Topping the bill is Scott May's Daredevil Stunt Show - a cocktail of death-defying, perilous stunts performed by professional artistes on quads, bikes and trucks weighing up to seven tons. Hear and feel the roar and rumble of the trucks and bikes as they rev up to a deafening crescendo and smell the burning rubber as the vehicles launch into action in the main arena.
Parkour is to make its debut at the Dorset County Show this year. Team Roar is a handpicked group of talented Free Running athletes from the West Country who are poised to showcase this highly skilled sport for the first time ever at a county show. Parkour, which originated in France, requires athletes to move through their environment by vaulting, rolling, running, climbing, and jumping over obstacles. Though Parkour traditionally has urban roots, Team Roar intends to use the countryside as a backdrop for this unique performance at the Dorset County Show 2012.
A smoother but equally electrifying performance comes in the form of Christian Moullec and his flying geese. An internationally renowned wildlife cameraman and naturalist, Christian will be taking to the skies, soaring over the show ground in a powered glider in seamless formation with a gaggle of barnacle geese.
Continuing the sporting theme are the ever popular 'Kangaroos' a gymnastics and trampolining display team who are guaranteed to thrill the crowds with their boundless, bouncing and somersaulting skills.
Sam Mackenzie-Green comments: 'In the year of the UK Olympics, Sport was an obvious theme for the Show in 2012. We believe we have constructed a schedule of performances, which, coupled with all the traditional attractions of the show, will offer exactly the right blend of ingredients to make the Dorset County Show 2012 a weekend not to be missed.'