St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School
17 - 18 Mar 2023 | Glasgow
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 in spring 2023.
Created in response to the growing levels of anxiety found in teenagers across Scotland, this project invites a cast of 13-15 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.
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, Verden Sykes Trust and Educational Institute of Scotland.
Header Image by Tim Morozzo.
- Like Flying | Performers Reactions
- Like Flying Bellahouston Academy
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 performances on Sat 18th March at 12 noon and 2pm are BSL interpreted by Karen Forbes.
The performance is wheelchair accessible but may not be suitable for those with mobility issues – for further info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.