Paralympic Team GB Homecoming Celebration

Stopgap Dance Company performed a dance number to celebrate the achievements of Paralympic Team GB in Tokyo 2020. We danced to the track ‘Hope’ by Sigma featuring Carla Marie to deliver a unique night at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

The two hour show included epic story-telling, cutting-edge performance and collaborations and awe-inspiring big screen content as we proudly re-lived the magical moments from the Paralympics, alongside our athlete’s personal stories of passion, determination, spirit and emotion.

An exciting high octane event brought together our Paralympic heroes and some of the UK’s biggest artists and performers. Set against a backdrop of breath-taking and awe-inspiring Paralympic moments from Tokyo 2020, other live music artists included Jamie Cullum, James Arthur, Birdy, Ella Henderson, Dame Evelyn Glennie and Madness. Alongside Stopgap, Deaf Men Dancing, Joe Powell-Main with the Royal Ballet, ParaCheer International and Rachel Gadsden featured.

Carla Marie and her six backing vocalists are standing on a small platform at the front of the stage to the right, with the dancers on the main stage at the back. the two DJ of Sigma are on a raised platform at the back behind their DJ kit.

[Image description: A Getty images shot of the performance. All performers are wearing white outfits with Sigma wearing black jackets on top. Christian is lifting Amy to stand on top of the wheelchair dancer Joel on the right of the stage to create a high acrobatic image, while Jannick, Annie Rose and Nadenh mirror the image on the left. In between them, Alice and Monique are leaning backwards hand in hand on a balance shape next to Christian, Amy and Joel, while Hannah and Laura create a mirrored image by the dancers on the left]

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Production images

  • Carla-Marie performs on stage with dancers and Sigma at the National Lottery's ParalympicsGB Homecoming at SSE Arena Wembley on September 12, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for The National Lottery

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Lucy Bennett

Alice Shepperson, Amy Butler, Annie Rose Grantham, Christian Brinklow, Hannah Sampson, Jannick Moth, Joel Brown, Laura Jones, Monique Jarrett and Nadenh Poan

Chloe Munday and Lauren Trim
Support workers and body doubles

Emily Lue Fong

Sho Shibata

Musical score

‘Hope’ by Sigma featuring Carla Marie


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