City Buzz: Join 300 people for open-air theatre show at square in run-up to rugby

Nathan Curry from Tangled Feet and Alan Lane from Slung Low gear up for TRY. Pic: Mark Bickerdike.
Nathan Curry from Tangled Feet and Alan Lane from Slung Low gear up for TRY. Pic: Mark Bickerdike.
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MILLENNIUM Square has been a hive of activity this summer.

From concerts by Alfie Boe, Union J and Texas, plus a pop-up beach and food festival, it’s been a busy summer schedule for a patch of land that was previously dubbed ‘the People’s Patio’.

And it will be centre stage once again as 300 performers descend on the square for a special performance at 8pm on September 25. Millennium Square will be transformed into an open air theatre space by London-based theatre company Tangled Feet this month.

Hundreds of dancers, volunteers and giant moving structures will combine to create a piece about the power of community, leadership in the run up to the Rugby World Cup 2015 in Leeds.

‘Collective Endeavour’ aims to gear people up for the occasion, with each of the 300-strong cast representing one of the 300 players who make up the international teams competing in the event.

Performers will work together in a specially-choreographed show that celebrates the ‘physicality, spirit and collective endeavour’ that comes with being part of a rugby team.

Combined with an elaborate set design including two giant rugby posts that will be hoisted into place throughout the event, the performance will mark the arrival of Rugby World Cup 2015 in Leeds.

It’s sure to be a great way to kick things off, and is a once-in-a-lifetime performance for Leeds.

Plus, it’s free! To get hold of a free ticket, or if you fancy getting involved in the performance, visit www.departsltd.com/project/try.

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