The Physical Fellowship
The UK’s only physical performance festival exclusively for young people.
Highly Sprung’s Physical Fellowship was established over ten years ago to give young people the opportunity to explore their understanding and experience of physical theatre.
To this day, it remains a unique and exciting opportunity for 11 to 24-year-olds to immerse themselves completely in physical theatre practice, working with renowned professional artists to make and present original work.
CHANGING CLIMATES FESTIVAL
MON 28th JUNE – THU 1st JULY
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
A youth-led festival of environmentally themed performance.
Showcasing performances from young people across Coventry. Using physical theatre to respond to themes exploring the climate crisis.
The Changing Climates Festival, produced by the newly established Coventry Young Producers Collective, provides a platform for 400 young people aged 11-19 to undergo professional standard training in performance making and engages them in environmental activism where theatre is used as a creative response to local and global environmental problems.
Highly Sprung artists hold two whole-day workshops with participating schools and youth groups to teach physical theatre skills. Students are inspired to use physical techniques to then create their own piece of original physical theatre.
What People Say
“Once again the Physical Fellowship shows that Highly Sprung and all the young people involved can transcend ‘youth theatre’ and bring to the professionals a run for their money!”
“Very fun, energetic and teaches you skills you can’t learn anywhere else. Thanks Highly Sprung and everyone who made the Physical Fellowship great”
“Great experience and a lovely thing to be a part of, learnt lots”