Like Flying (2019)

Craigmount High School, Edinburgh; Auchinleck Academy, East Ayrshire

June 2019


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 taking place in both Craigmount High School in Edinburgh and Auchinleck Academy in East Ayrshire.

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

Led by National Theatre of Scotland Artist in Residence 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 partnership with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health).

Supported by Aberdeen Standard Investments, The Robertson Trust and William Grant Foundation.


Creative team