Co-written with Eric Rose. Premiered by Ghost River Theatre and Alberta Theatre Projects, February 2010. Directed by Eric Rose
One act, 70 minutes. 1M
Performed by David van Belle
Set and lighting design by Ami Farrow. Projection and sound design by Ben Chaisson. Motion graphics design by Court Brinsmead. Flying design by Adrian Young. Photos by Anton de Groot.
The Highest Step in the World is a new solo performance that integrates video projection and flying technology in a mythology about the necessity of risk. The play weaves together three storylines--the true story of Air Force Captain Joseph Kittinger, who skydived to earth from the edge of space on August 16, 1960, the true story of Vesna Vulovic, the Serbian airline stewardess who fell 33,000 and survived after the plane she was on was bombed, and the mythical story of Icarus and his loving father Daedalus. You know how that one goes.