The Urban Astronaut by Highly Sprung

This award winning performance will be a true highlight of opening afternoon and an experience not to be missed.

The Urban Astronaut will be a unique take on the festival’s 2016 theme of Visions and Voyages: representing the ultimate and arguably final journey of human discovery into space. However, this performance is multi-layered, pointing to the tension between technology and environment, progress and decay.

Urban Astronaut provides a glimpse of a future that might be… when problems surrounding air pollution have grown to a crisis point, is there any way back?

Combining stunning design and a unique travelling flying machine with simple storytelling and a moving dance performance, Urban Astronaut searches 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. She provides the one thing the astronaut has lost… hope.

Sat 08 Oct 16, 13:00, 15:30 & 17:30


Pier Approach, Bournemouth, BH2 5AA