Wanted: ‘run leaders’ for NVA’s Speed of Light, Salford

by antonydunn on January 8, 2013

Speed of Light in Yokohama (c) Amano StudioNVA’s Speed of Light, an extraordinary public art performance, will bring Salford’s waterfront to life in March 2013. A centrepiece of the  Edinburgh International Festival and recently staged in the docklands of Yokohama in Japan, the night-time work uses light, intentional movement and sound to change the way we see and feel about a chosen environment.

Hundreds of runners in specially commissioned LED light suits will create beautiful, choreographed patterns of light flowing over bridges and around public spaces and buildings that surround Salford Quays. Free and non-ticketed for the watching audience, it can be seen as a piece of abstract art on the grandest scale: monumental but surprisingly quiet and reflective.

NVA are looking to employ 10 Run Leaders who will have a key role in delivering a successful project. Run Leaders will be ambassadors and role models for Speed of Light Salford, becoming experts on the choreography and routes involved in the piece and will need to brief, motivate and lead different groups of runners with a range of abilities each night.

Deadline for applications, noon on Friday 11 January, 2013.

You’ll need to download these three documents:

Visit NVA here

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