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A contemporary ritual revisiting the mystical place the Moon holds in human culture


Immerse into an outdoor spectacle that will take you beyond the realms of planet Earth.

A visually astonishing outdoor duet that explores the relationship between humankind and Earth’s permanent natural satellite: the Moon. Performed as a contemporary ritual, revisiting the mystical place the Moon holds in the history of human culture. 

Set in the round on circular black astroturf, Orbis is accompanied by a 360-degree surround sound score. 

Orbis has been commissioned by Without Walls, Brighton Festival, Norfolk&Norwich and Déda. It was part of the Without Walls touring network and has toured and continues to tour extensively in the UK, including Greenwich & Docklands International Festival and Birmingham Weekender, as well as Internationally including the renowned Tàrrega Festival in Catalonia, Tercera Setmana in Valencia and Cirk!Aalst in Belgium. This piece is often performed in conjunction with The Museum of the Moon art installation by Luke Jerram.  

Orbis and its counterpart duet Sphera were both presented as part of BBC Arts and Sadler’s Wells’ digital programme Dancing Nation.

Premiered in March 2017 at Brighton Festival.



Choreography, Set Design and Performance
Julia Robert and Rudi Cole (HUMANHOOD)

Music Composition & Sound Design
Iain Armstrong

Costume Design
Mark Howard

Commissioned by
Without Walls, Brighton Festival, Norfolk & Norwich and Déda

Supported by
DanceXchange, Sa Nau and La Caldera


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Orbis is available for touring. For more information contact lani@humanhood.net

Custom Production