For children aged 3 - 6 ‘Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet’ - Stephen Hawking
Stella is a Star Engineer. From her home on the Moon she keeps the stars shining bright for when we need them most, to make a wish or find our way back home.
But down on Earth things are changing. The world is becoming bright, busy and people aren’t looking up. The stars are burning out and it’s up to Stella to save them - but she can’t do it alone.
Using projection, playful performance and aerial circus, we want to talk about our sky and how sometimes it is important to turn out the lights and wish upon a star.
Stella has been commissioned by ARC, Stockton and The Barnsley Civic. This piece has been created using research from the International Dark Sky Association and text gathered during workshops with local schools.