S P A C E P A N O R A M A (1987)
‘An outstanding presentation’
(Gemini 3, 10, Apollo 10,16, commander of the first Space Shuttle
“Dawson has an astonishingly eloquent physical Presence.”
Space Panorama is an utterly hypnotic solo recreation of the Apollo 11 moon landing, using only Dawson’s hands, to create a constantly entrancing documentary of the entire mission. Accompanied by Shostakovich’s 10th symphony and a dramatic, lively narration Dawson takes us fromHouston to the moon and returns us safely to earth, conveying the colossal distances and the risks involved simply through the deftness skilled movement inhis hands. Dawson has performed Space Panorama, which he created in 1987, at theatres and festivals throughout the world including the 40th anniversaryof the Apollo 11 moon landing at the Kennedy Centre.
Watch the full performance.
Space Panorama from Andrew Dawson on Vimeo.
“It must be seen, if only to for the mobility of Dawson’s hands, which play all the parts from rocket to moon lander. Great fun.”The Guardian
Created and Performed by Andrew Dawson
Narration by Gavin Robertson
Music from Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony
Directed by Jos Houben
Photo: Nitin Vadukul