by Tessa Bide
Part of Bristol Festival of Puppetry
Amira dreams of becoming an astronaut. One night, the bangs and whooshes of her imagination explode right out of her dreams…
…and she sets off on the intergalactic trip she’s been waiting for, mirroring her real- life journey as a refugee. A non-verbal solo show melding physical theatre with stunning puppetry and original music.
This is an accessible event and has little or no spoken word. This is part of Bristol Festival of Puppetry’s new programme to interrogate and develop the diversity agenda for puppetry. Delivered in association with Diverse City and Doing Things Differently, and with support from leading Deaf artist David Ellington and Bristol Physical Access Chain, Interchange is a strand of action-learning embedded at the heart of BFP17, which asks:
What is the unique role that puppetry can play in addressing the diversity agenda?