About the project - Into Our Skies aims to encourage people of all ages to come together and be inspired by the universe we share.
Championing curiosity in deep space and dance, Into Our Skies is an Astro-Dance project from Lucy Starkey Dances that features live performance, curriculum linked resources and outreach.
"The sparkling and mysterious night sky has long captured my imagination. When I stop and look up, I am fascinated; I giddily imagine what it would be like to swim through Space, leap from one star to the next, tumble and roll down craters on the Moon...I set out creating Into Our Skies to transport people, to share the sense of awe and adventure I get when I look up and in to the unknown, and what better way of doing this than with dance!" (Lucy, on making the show)
The project comprises the following Astro-dance experiences:
18 minute solo show
Accompanying dance workshops
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The show that started it all! 'Into Our Skies' is an 18-minute solo performance exploring the wonder of Space through dance.
Featuring stellar props and an intergalactic sound score, it captures fascination and curiosity in the marvellous world above our heads.
The teaser trailer is available to view at the top of this page.
Designed for Astronomical Observatories, festivals, museums, venues and unusual spaces.
Into Our Skies was developed with support from public funding by Arts Council England.
Choreographer: Lucy Starkey
Performer: Lucy Starkey
Composer: Lee Affen
Design: Katie Duxbury
In 2020 Lucy teamed up with UCLan astro-physicist Dr. Joanne Pledger and UCLanDance to create 'Into Our Skies: Space in Schools,' a 6 week scheme of work for KS2 Primary schools.
The scheme includes:
Project funded by an STFC Sparks Award
We offer active and engaging dance workshops to accompany the Into Our Skies' live performance.
Creative sessions are available for children aged 7-11 and their families.
Photos this page: Rebecca Richards