'Exploring Cosmos' is a documentation of the Cosmos project, a research led arts and science collaboration between Nottingham Trent University and Dragon Breath Theatre. The project explored the teaching of science and basic astronomy to early years learners through storytelling, puppetry, dance, multimedia and performance. 18 months of research and development culminated in a series of participatory performances at Nottingham Trent University’s Waverley Studio Theatre and Curve, Leicester.
The story follows a young girl who needs to travel through the solar system to retrieve her ‘story star’ after it disappears. On the way she meets all the planets, personified to display their characteristics, before eventually finding her dying star.
Written by Peter Rumney and directed by Adel Al-Salloum, Cosmos was commissioned by Curve for The Spark Children's Festival 2009, International Year of Astronomy, and National Science and Engineering Week 2009.
The short film presented here is a 4 minute summary of the full length 50 minute film.
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