When Pheidippides was sent to Athens to deliver the news about Persia’s defeat in the Battle of Marathon, he ran 42 kilometres non-stop, burst into the Athenian assembly, delivered the message and died on the spot. Fun Run is his story!
Tristan Meechan and Bec Reid lead the All The Queens Men team creating a running event – with a twist – an endurance performance spectacle – in Kuopio Market Square on Friday 4th September!
Fun Run both celebrates and questions the individualism of endurance in both art and sport. Tristan Meecham will test the limits of the human body by running a holy marathon on a treadmill. The cheering crowds around him will consist of local dancers, performers and Emcee, plus the audience!
Gymnastics and sports clubs in the Kuopio region as well as other dance and performing groups will be invited to join the performance.
Creation and Performing: Tristan Meecham
Production, Choreography and Performing: Bec Reid
Direction: Willoh S Weiland (Aphids)
Sound and Visual Art: Nick Roux
Production Management: Emily O’Brien
Fun Run Flash Mob
Everyone can join the Fun Run Flash Mob dance which will be danced one in an hour during the performance! The first public rehearsal of the dance will be held at Kuopio Market Square stage on Saturday 29th at 2:30 pm.
See the Fun Run Flash Mob instructional video online and start practicing the dance!
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.