A bold new direction in physical theatre choreographed around a bespoke structure, intriguing, enchanting and thought-provoking. Highly Sprung once again take on a global issue with a narrative that makes it at once personal and motivating.
Urban Astronaut is a walkabout piece and physical performance exploring the environmental issue of air pollution, one of the most serious problems affecting the environment today.
An astronaut is suspended up to 20ft in the air, walking as if without gravity, spinning and turning, using a flying machine attached by harness at the hips, aerial performance without strings.
The astronaut is a traveller from a future version of earth, which has been destroyed and made inhospitable through our continued lack of respect for air pollution. The astronaut has returned to the past to find an answer to this future crisis.
The answer is found when the astronaut encounters a girl who is able to convince him that the human race still has the ability to make the changes needed now to save our planet in the future.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Beautiful, moving piece by far my standout favourite of the whole festival!"
2019 - Tour Dates
7th & 8th - Cheltenham Science Festival
6th - Party in the Park, Woking
13th - Summer in Southside, Birmingham
16th & 17th - Za Dvermi, Prague
21st - National Park City Festival, London
3rd - Bromsgrove
17th - Redbridge
23rd - Wakefield
7th & 8th - Cleethorpes