Each year Stage & the City provides one or two opportunities for adults to step out of their comfort zones and take on a fun challenge for charity. Adults, often with little performing experience, learn a lip-synced dance routine over the course of two evenings under the guidance of industry professionals. Following this, they perform it in front of a live audience as part of the Stage & the City or Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School showcases.
The event is a fundraiser for the school’s charitable arm the Fiorentini Foundation. The participants ask for sponsorship money from friends and family. This money goes towards kids with or affected by cancer that wish to attend the School for much needed fun and respite. That is why we call them our Lip Sync Heroes!
This year, the theme for the Lip Sync Dance was Rock Legends and Divas. We saw legendary icons Freddie Mercury, Tina Turner and Lady Gaga take to the stage to dance and lip-sync along to classics like ‘Proud Mary’ and ‘The Show Must Go On’. Our 15 Lip Sync Heroes did a fantastic job of entertaining the audience at the end of Act One. And they have so far raised £2196 of their £3000 target.
The Lip Sync Heroes still have a couple of weeks to collect donations. So if you would like to donate to the Lip Sync Heroes and support the Fiorentini Foundation’s important cause, please click here.
Or if you feel inspired to take on a fun challenge for charity like this, we will have future opportunities for you to dress up and lip sync on stage. This is a fun, energetic and social way to spend a few evenings and know that you’ve achieved something great. It’s a great team-building event for friends, colleagues or anyone who wants to shake up their working day. Click here to find out more and to register your interest for future events.
And if you’re looking for a more regular activity, Stage & the City provides a range of after-work performing arts courses for adults across London. Students can learn news skills for personal or professional development whilst improving their social wellbeing in the process. All profits from these courses, or any performances, go to the Fiorentini Foundation. The Foundation provides bursaries for less privileged children that wish to access the performing arts and increase in confidence and self-esteem.