After the positive response from its shows in Edinburgh and Yokohama (Japan), NVA's Speed of Light is set to entrance Manchester crowds later this month. The event, organised from Thursday 21-23 March, will see runners illuminated in specially-commissioned LED lights to create choreographed patterns.
With a dockland setting at The Quays, the patterns of light will pass through the new BBC North building, the Lowry and the Imperial War Museum. The events are free and non-ticketed, with performances beginning from 8pm each evening. The first showing occurred in Edinburghlast year when Arthur's Seat was transformed by hundreds of runners illuminating the landscape.
Organisers NVA explained the concept: "Each individual performance is created by collective action, landscape and weather, offering a rare perspective on the cityscape, night skies and the sea and hills beyond. Speed of Light investigates the physical and emotional aspects to endurance running and the extent to which the power of the mind can override physical pain."
More information on the event is available at the NVA website, including a map of the best viewing points.