Urban Astronaut

Sat 17 JUNE. 1pm & 3pm

  C. Mayra Gurzman

Company: Highly Sprung

Duration: 30 minutes

Supported by:
Without Walls

Bell Square is a member of the Without Walls Associate Touring Network. The ATN is a network of festivals working together to extend the reach and benefits of the existing Without Walls programme in areas where there is low engagement with the arts, bringing high-quality outdoor work to diverse audiences across England. For more information please visit the Without Walls website.

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 that suspends the
performer 20ft in the air) 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.

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.

Suitable for all ages.