Skill sharing & talent development are fundamental to every element of Highly Sprung's work programme. We invest in artists and young people at all levels of development, providing projects which give time and space to support exploration and approaches to physical performance and which improve the understanding and application of Highly Sprung’s unique style.
Our learn and train projects and programmes of work include inspiring physical theatre projects, workshops and residencies in education and the community that engage children and young people from all areas and backgrounds and results in genuine change in aspiration, self-esteem and confidence. We also deliver programmes of training, career development, shadowing and mentoring to support emerging artists.
The UK's only physical performance festival exclusively for young people. The Physical Fellowship works with school partners and community groups to provide inspiring experiences for young people as audience, producer and participant in physical performance.
One Giant Leap
One Giant Leap is a pioneering cultural education project, providing a programme of work designed for children aged 7-9 with little access to the arts, through the delivery of a high quality ‘first’ arts experience, that embeds the use of the physical theatre into their learning; providing innovative kinaesthetic teaching techniques to engage children with maths and science, as well as promoting the accessibility of the arts to them.
Highly Sprung deliver a range of workshops and educational projects that provide imaginative and fully interactive experiences which inspire students and equip them with the understanding and key skills to extend their learning through the use of physical performance.
Commotion is a science performance project combining dance, drama and interactive activities. Commotion aims to uncover and test the theories that underlie the physics of sound, light, electricity and forces with a comprehensive and engaging approach.
Highly Sprung has a commitment to ensuring the continuing quality of the company’s artistic programme. We regularly offer opportunities to develop the skills and potential of graduate and emerging artists as providers of innovative participatory projects children and young people.