Its full STEAM ahead as Urban Explorers journey to Elsecar with an outstanding parkour performance

Its full STEAM ahead as Urban Explorers journey to Elsecar with an outstanding parkour performance

As part of the Yorkshire Fesitval, visitors are invited to join The Urban Playground for a very special performance at Elsecar.

The free event titled STEAM, will take place at the Ironworks at Elsecar on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June at 12.30pm and 2pm.

The piece which is presented in association with The Civic, Barnsley, combines dance and physical theatre with authentic French free-running in a knockabout comedy for the whole family. Working with young local people, they have developed a new ‘local line’ scene inspired by Elsecar Heritage Railway to be performed as part of this unique event.

In the piece Urban Explorers discover the skeletal remains of a steam locomotive. Inspired they take a journey through the silent movies of Buster Keaton, the train hijackings of the Wild West, the rooftop stunts of James Bond, the heartbreak of the First World War, and the dark future of inner city commuting.

Luca De Fusco, Artisitc Director, Napoli Teatro Festival Italia said: “Incredibly powerful and distinctive direction…strong expresstivity, originality and vigour in representing life in the contemporary world.”

The Urban Playground have extensive experience designing workshops and provide opportunities for participants of all ages and abilities to engage with parkour and dance in a safe way. They are heavily involved in the promotion of best practice for arts teaching and are committed to long term engagement.

 

For more information visit www.elsecar-heritage.com and to book visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.