Urban Astronaut provides a glimpse of a future that might be… where problems surrounding air pollution have grown to crisis point, is there any way back? What can the Urban Astronaut learn from audiences now that might change his future?
Combining stunning design, unseen before aerial performance (using a unique travelling flying machine) with simple story telling and moving dance performance, Urban Astronaut travels through towns and cities searching for a solution to the environmental disaster that is present in our near future. The answer is found in a simple encounter with a young girl who provides the one thing the astronaut has lost… hope.
Highly Sprung Performance is a Midlands based physical performance company producing inspiring performance and participatory projects that attract new and young audiences. The company creates work using a style of performance where movement speaks and text moves.
Highly Sprung’s unique approach to using physical theatre is founded on the creation of a physical language to tell stories and explore themes. They use gesture, high-energy, often risk-taking dynamic movement and expressive communication of narrative.
The company was founded in 2000 and has an impressive record of public productions, both in arts venues and across UK festivals and events, and recognised for producing outstanding participatory projects.