An aerial performer is hanging upside down suspended from the ceiling

Like Flying

Ardrossan Academy

September - October 2022 | Schools across Scotland

Overview

Moving through the familiar ground of the Scottish school from the assembly hall to the playground, the classrooms to the gym, Like Flying is an interactive performance that will take place in schools throughout Scotland this summer.

Created in response to the growing levels of anxiety found in teenagers across Scotland, this project invites a cast of 12-14 year olds to, through aerial performance methods, learn to fly.

Led by Nic Green, with movement direction from All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre, Like Flying takes the form of a promenade performance through the school corridors and multiple spaces both indoors and out. Weaving through a surreal and dream-like curriculum, young people educate adults in this mirror-image world where roles are reversed, power is flipped and authority is inverted.

Like Flying has been produced in collaboration with MCR Pathways.

Supported by The Rayne Foundation, William Grant Foundation, Binks Trust, McGlashan Charitable Trust, Ettrick Charitable Trust, The Murdoch Forrest Charitable Trust, The W M Mann Foundation, Trades Widows’ Fund Charity, Aberdeen Endowments Trust, Verden Sykes Trust and Educational Institute of Scotland.


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Access

The performance lasts approx. 60 minutes and is a standing performance with limited seating. Audience will travel through the school visiting various spaces both indoors and outdoors. There may be a number of stairs within your route.

The performance is wheelchair accessible but may not be suitable for those with mobility issues – for further info please contact boxoffice@nationaltheatrescotland.com.