Going for Gold

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A major new production staged at Glyndebourne and performed by artists with learning disabilities will premiere on Glyndebourne’s main stage on 1st April 2012. _

Gold Run illustrates the power and passion of the Paralympics, articulating the captivating story of the learning-disabled athletes welcomed into the Atlanta Paralympics in 1996, but later banned from competing in the Paralympic Games when the Spanish basketball team fielded non-learning disabled athletes. Gold Run welcomes back into the Paralympic fold the learning-disabled athletes who previously faced a challenging 12 year ban. _

Gold Run is the creative response to this controversial history, communicating a powerful story through compelling film, music and visual art