Space Panorama

Creators

Andrew Dawson & Jos Houben

Performer

Andrew Dawson

Director

Jos Houben

Narration

Gavin Robertson

Music

Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony extracts


‘An outstanding presentation’
Astronaut, John Young
Gemini 3, 10, Apollo 10,16, commander of the first Space Shuttle
“Dawson has an astonishingly eloquent physical Presence.”
The Observer


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.

“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