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Fun Run

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“And it was fun. What fun…. It definitely involved the city in a truly remarkable way.”

- The Age

Fun Run Flash Mob Workshops

Arts Centre Melbourne presents presents

Fun Run

A Riotous Celebration of Endurance

By All The Queens Men
Project IV Betty Amsden Participation Program
Supported by VicHealth | In association with Circus Oz

Fun Run is a joyful community spectacle that pushes one man to the limits of his endurance.

Our fearless hero is Melbourne artist Tristan Meecham, who in homage to the Greek messenger Pheidippides, runs a gruelling 42 km on a treadmill live on stage, supported by a sizzling soundtrack, hundreds of performers and participants drawn from a multitude of Melbourne communities, dancers from Indigenous Hip Hop Projects and special guests.

Join the fun and cheer on our running man. Will he hit the wall or complete his quest?

With emcee Eddie Perfect, this remarkable free event for the whole family has it all … shiny lycra, gleaming muscles, bouncing pom poms and a massive Fun Run Flash Mob that everyone can participate in.

Fun Run turns ordinary moves into the extraordinary - with non-stop heart pumping action for the entire performance. You can arrive at the start, middle or end or even better, stay, play and dance your way through the whole event!


Who is Pheidippides?

When the Greek messenger Pheidippides was sent to Athens to announce the defeat of the Persian army in the battle of Marathon, he ran the entire distance without stopping, burst into the Athenian assembly, delivered the news and died on the spot. Fun Run is his story. It can now be yours!


FUN RUN FLASH MOBS – PUBLIC WORKSHOPS

Everyone can join in the Fun Run Flash Mobs which will take place every hour on the hour during the performance.
Join one of our free public rehearsals this summer, or practice at home, work or school with our online video!

THANK YOU!

BETTY AMSDEN PARTICIPATION PROGRAM

Fun Run is the fourth project produced by Arts Centre Melbourne as part of the Betty Amsden Participation Program and is made possible by the vision and exceptional generosity of the late Miss Betty Amsden AO, DSJ.


All The Queen's Men

ALL THE QUEENS MEN

Led by Australian artists Tristan Meecham and Bec Reid, All The Queens Men creates spectacular theatrical and participatory art experiences. ATQM is collaborating with sports, dance, fitness and cultural communities from all over Melbourne to create this extraordinary event.

Fun Run Creative Team: Alice Fleming, Chloe Greaves, Paul Lim, Tristan Meecham, Chris More, Emily O’Brien, Bec Reid, Nick Roux and Willoh S. Weiland.

Haus Da Fun Run Dancers: Julian Crotti, Billy Parker, Julie Nguyen, Lerato Masiyane and Dallas Woods.


VicHealth

VICHEALTH

VicHealth is proud to support Fun Run to help get more Victorians moving through arts activities, which can be a powerful vehicle to improve physical health, mental wellbeing and build social connection.

Circuz Oz

CIRCUS OZ

The Circus Oz team is running associated workshops with diverse school groups, inviting them to be part of Fun Run, and to fall in love with and share the benefits that both circus and the arts can offer.


PARTICIPATING COMMUNITIES, ORGANISATIONS AND SCHOOLS

Aerodance Sports Aerobics, Ashwood School, Arts Centre Melbourne Accessible Music Program, BAM Allstars, Bannockburn Primary School, Base Strength Arena, Black Dragon Taekwondo and Fitness, Boylesque, Broadmeadows Special Developmental School, Bulleen Heights School, Cheer Factor All Stars, Chinese Performing Arts Development, Circus Oz Fanatics, First Friday Dance Club, DreamTyme All Stars, Fast Boys and Girls, FilYa, IJUBA apoeira, Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, Limbs2Riddims (L2R), Lord of the Flies workshop crew, Melbourne Bhangra Regiment, Mischa’s Boxing Central, Rossbourne School, Sacred Heart School Fitzroy, Sri Lankan Cultural Ensemble of Australia, Outer Urban Projects, Tama Tatau, The Fanatics, Thornbury Primary School, U-bounce Fitness

…and of course, all of the Athenian Army participants!

ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE SINCERELY THANKS THE FOLLOWING GENEROUS SUPPORTERS WHO HAVE MADE A CONTRIBUTION TO FUN RUN

Mrs Valma Allaway, Mrs Rosetta Bloom, Miss Pamela Broad, Ms Rene Brown, Mr Arthur Charlwood, Ms Min Li Chong, Mrs Robyn Christie, Mr Sandy Clark & Ms Marie McDonald, Mrs Debbie Dadon AM, Mr Peter Eisler, Mr William Fleming, Gandel Philanthropy, Mrs Lynn Gardner, Mrs Fella Harbig, Mrs Linda Herd, Ms Dana Hlavacek and Mr Stephen Creese, Mrs Helen Hunwick, Mrs Margaret Inglis, Mr Leonard Kennedy & Mrs Janet Kennedy, Ms Nancy Kimpton, Mr Peter Kolliner OAM & Mrs Barbara Kolliner, Mrs Christine Milton, Ms Lynette Payne, Mrs Vanessa M. Payne, Ms Victoria Rainsford, Sarah, Chris & Sammy, Mr Mark Robertson OAM & Mrs Anne Robertson, Ms Anne Roussac-Hoyne, Mr Leo Schumacher, Lady Marigold Southey AC, Ms Claire Spencer & Mr Andrew Spencer, Mrs Anne White, Mr Gordon Wilson, Miss Kathleen Wilson, Anonymous (16).

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Danzel Baker, Karen Bee, Tarli Bird, Dion Brownfield, Karen Calleja, City of Melbourne, Joanna Fowler, Darren Gee, N.S Gill, Midsumma Festival, Moomba Festival, MPavilion, Deirdre O’Brien (Auspicious Arts), Eddie Perfect, Summer Night Market at Queen Victoria Markets, SmartArtists, State Library Victoria, Junxi and all Arts Centre Melbourne, VicHealth and Circus Oz staff who worked on the event.

Videos

When

Sunday 12 March 2017, 4:30pm

Duration: 5 hours

Venue

Theatres Building Forecourt

Booking

Price range

FREE

Notes

This is an ALL AGES event.

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