Through new writing, mass choreography, live music on a pontoon
stage, a giant floating sculpture, video mapping onto Sage Gateshead,
pyrotechnics and more, the Great North
Run Million Opening Ceremony will tell the incredible story of the North
East - a story of innovators in industry, sport and technology, of ordinary
people working together to achieve extraordinary things - inspired by the
energy of a million runners powering Tyneside’s past and future.
And you can be
part of it…
We're looking for 1,500
volunteer performers to play a major part in the event. Forming a giant circuit around the Quayside, the mass cast will
perform at key moments during the show, surrounding the audience and bringing
the story to life.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform in an
ambitious, one of a kind spectacle; a truly life-changing experience.
is required – we're looking for
anyone and everyone to come and represent the North East! Whether you’re a
trained dancer, enjoy the occasional disco, or have never tapped your foot to a
beat – you’re more than welcome. If you have any access requirements you can let us know on your application form.
Volunteer Performers will need to attend two weekend rehearsals in
August, and be available from 2pm into the evening on Thursday 4 September.
If you’re aged 16 and over on or before 8 August 2014 and would like to
be part of the mass cast you can sign up online now.