This design was inspired by the artist’s fiancee’s love of ballet; once as a dancer and now through her love of watching the ballet. Although elephants can be seen as huge and clumsy they also have a sense of grace and gentleness, especially the mothers with their young. Here we have the gentle and fun loving Big Ballet Bertha, who also loves the water – her favourite performance is Swan Lake!
Big Ballet Bertha even has her very own dance, developed by former Northgate High School pupil and professional dancer Millie Mayhew, on behalf of Suffolk County Council and the Most Active County campaign.
The one-minute long dance is accompanied by a tutorial for schools, community groups, families and individuals, giving easy to follow instructions. You can find out more on the Most Active County website.
Watch the Big Ballet Bertha dance now and give it a go yourself or with your friends…dancing is a great way to get active.
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