Get involved with Extreme – a major new arts project in Aberdeen

Extreme logoSparked by the rush of high energy sports, Extreme is a series of exhilarating events springing up and taking flight in Aberdeen from August 2010 to March 2011. This adrenaline-fuelled mix of worlds will launch participants and audience members on an unforgettable journey involving sports, theatre, dance, music and art. The project will culminate in a major theatre production in Aberdeen city in March 2011.

We are creating our first Extreme event in Aberdeen City on Saturday 9th October 2010 and we’d like to invite you to become involved. The event will involve an exciting combination of parkour, visual art, movement, skateboarding and BMXing.

If you are interested in playing a role in the event, please join us for the Extreme workshop sessions over the coming weeks:

1. PARKOUR (with previous experience)
Wednesday: 7-9pm
3 workshop sessions: Wed 22nd Sep – Wed 6th Oct
Porthill Court, Gallowgate, Aberdeen (outdoor venue opposite Aberdeen College)

2. PARKOUR BEGINNERS’ SESSION (no previous experience required)
Thursday: 5.30 – 7.30pm
3 workshop sessions: Thu 23rd Sep – Thu 7th Oct
Porthill Court, Gallowgate, Aberdeen (outdoor venue opposite Aberdeen College)

3. VISUAL ART
Tuesday: 6-8pm
1 workshop session: Tue 28th Sep
26 Collective Studios, Exchange Lane, Aberdeen

4. MOVEMENT
Monday: 6-8pm
1 workshop session: Mon 4th Oct
Bridge of Don Academy, Braehead Way, Aberdeen

5. SKATEBOARDING (with previous experience)
Wednesday: 6-7pm
Thursday: 6-8pm
6 workshop sessions: Wed 22nd Sep – Thu 7th Oct
Transition Extreme Sports Ltd, Links Rd, Queens Links, Aberdeen

6. BMX (with previous experience)
Wednesday: 6-7pm
Thursday: 6-8pm
6 workshop sessions: Wed 22nd Sep – Wed 7th Oct
Transition Extreme Sports Ltd, Links Rd, Queens Links, Aberdeen

ALL SESSIONS ARE FREE.

If you are interested in taking part in the EXTREME workshop sessions and would like to help us create a thrilling public event in Aberdeen on Saturday 9th October 2010, we want to hear from you! Please reply to this email with the following information:

1.    Please specify one workshop session you would like to take part in.
2.    Your full name
3.    Your contact telephone number
4.    Your DOB

When we have received your note of interest, we will be in touch to confirm full details about the EXTREME workshop sessions. If you have any queries, please contact: Pamela Hay, Project Manager – EXTREME, National Theatre of Scotland. Email: pamela.hay@nationaltheatrescotland.com
Tel: 07595 106 484

About EXTREME
EXTREME is a major arts project led by Aberdeen City Council’s Arts Education team and created in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland and Transition Extreme Sports Ltd. EXTREME is an Inspire project supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council, with additional support from Shell and the Scottish Government.

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About National Theatre of Scotland

All of Scotland is our stage. In our heart is an ambition to transform the world in dreams and drama, to make incredible things happen in unbelievable places. We’re where Scotland comes to play. We’re an ever-evolving family of play makers, theatre originals, maverick thinkers. We’re technically adventurous, fearlessly collaborative. We’re what our artists, performers and participants make us. And with no building of our own, we have the freedom to go where our audiences take us. There is no limit to what we believe theatre can be, no limit to the stories we are able to tell. All of Scotland is our stage, and on that stage we perform to the world. We are a theatre of the imagine: a Theatre Without Walls.

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