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English girls to perform in sky to hand over Games Baton

As a build-up event to the Commonwealth Games in the national capital next month, a group of eight English girls will hand over the replica of Queen's Baton at the India Gate lawns after performing at about 60 ft above the ground.

india Updated: Feb 24, 2009 10:03 IST

As a build-up event to the Commonwealth Games in the national capital next month, a group of eight English girls will hand over the replica of Queen's Baton at the India Gate lawns after performing at about 60 ft above the ground.

Dubbed as "angels in the sky", eight girls from London's Toll Theatre will showcase their skill in the sky for 20 minutes before landing at the 12-feet multi-level stage erected at the lawns to hand over the ceremonial baton to Indian artists on March 8.

While the sky dance will be performed at about 60 ft above the ground, 120 Indian artists will be performing on the elevated multi-level stage simultaneously.

The two-hour colourful event being finalised by Commonwealth Games Secretariat for the unveiling of the baton will also have special laser and lighting shows with the help of state-of-the-art equipment brought from abroad.

"The sky performance by the Toll girls with the help of hi-tech cranes is going to be the first of its kind in the country," an official in the Games secretariat said.

The stage is expected to come alive with a multilayered kaleidoscope of various Indian dance forms across the country that specially mirrors energy, fitness and flexibility involving popular artists, the official said.