16 June 2012
Some of Britain’s best loved Stately Homes, parks and leisure centres will this summer provide the back-drop to a Freerunning@ spectacular open-air street dance production. The interactive-show brings together some of the world’s best free runners, martial artists and multiple world record holders in an awe-inspiring display of extreme sports, agility and acrobatics.
Showcasing the kind of thrilling action made famous by street dance troupes like ‘Diversity’, film scenes such as the opening of ‘Casino Royale’, genre defining programmes like ‘Jump London’ and the BBC’s remarkable ‘Rush Hour’ sequence, the Freerunning show uses exhilarating music, eye-popping staging and stunning choreography to create a spectacle for all the family.
This is the first Free Running theatrical tour to be staged in the UK and the first production of its kind. It combines classical music with contemporary beats to reflect the changing scenes, fusing street-dance with Free Running, choreography with improvisation, and the heritage backdrops of Stately Homes with the most exciting street-style action.
Freerunning@ will be appearing at venues across the UK between June and August 2012. Performances are scheduled for Speke Hall in Liverpool, Croome Park in Worcestershire, Holkham Hall in Norfolk, Harewood in Leeds, Wollaton Hall in Nottingham and Scone Palace in Perthshire. Additional performances will take place at the Grassington Festival in the Yorkshire Dales, Bournemouth Littledown Leisure Centre and Newcastle Exhibition Park. The tour begins at Grassington Festival on 23 June 2012 with the final performance at Scone Palace in Scotland on 26 August 2012.
Featuring Creative Director and triple Guinness World Record holder Sam Parham (Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Harry Potter, Woman In Black), the show tells the story of Jake, a homeless teenager who teaches himself Free Running, and his relationship with the stunt coordinator and martial arts expert Scarlett – played jointly by Guinness world record holder Chloe Bruce (Harry Potter, Clash of the Titans 2) and sister Grace Bruce (Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows).
Speaking about the tour, producer Susannah Daley said: “Free Running or Parkour is one of the most exciting extreme sports around at the moment. It will feature in the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony and is being promoted as an official sport by the Mayor of London. These athletes are remarkable and audiences of all ages will be able to enjoy their agility, strength and athleticism in an exhilarating show in fantastic settings. Whether you’re young or old, this show has something for everyone and is a great way to entertain the kids during the summer holidays.”
Representing great value for money, with tickets ranging from £6 to £50, audiences at the shows will be able to take in the fantastic surroundings, visit the homes and grounds where the Freerunning show is being held and enjoy a picnic before the show. There will also be workshops at selected venues, where adults and children will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out some moves for themselves under the expert guidance of the world-renowned cast!
Freerunningat is fully interactive, with audience members becoming part of the production as ‘extras’ in the filming scenes, and at other times able to get close up to the action and see the incredible moves first-hand.
For more information about Freerunning@ including UK tour dates and ticket details visit http://www.freerunningat.com.
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