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Historic waterfront to be illuminated by runners as NVA’s Speed of Light hits The Quays
10:00am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
HUNDREDS of runners will create a beautiful human work of art, illuminating the Quays over three nights – March 21, 22 and 23 - to bring the former-industrial docklands to life by fusing movement, light and sound.
Regular visitors to the Quays will be no strangers to seeing joggers make use of the waterfront to keep fit.
But it’s unlikely they will have seen anything like NVA’s Speed of Light, a mesmerising night time event taking place for the first time in England, over three nights from 8pm-9pm.
Over 400 runners will take part in the visually beautiful performances, activating specially designed, individual light suits to bring the urban landscape to life.
Each night, runners will animate the canal banks, bridges and public spaces around The Lowry, IWM North and MediaCityUK, as they move in choreographed patterns set to a specially commissioned audio accompaniment.
A free event, with no advance booking required, thousands are expected to take to the quaysides and plazas of the Quays to watch it.