The Age of Starlight preview
The Age of Starlight is the most technologically advanced and high-risk commission MIF has ever undertaken. As the project has progressed, it's become clear that work will need to continue beyond MIF15 to fully realize this ambitious event.
We will be hosting a special presentation at this summer's MIF to update audiences on the progress made to date and the compelling ideas behind the project.
Members of the creative team will assemble at Old Granada Studios to provide a unique insight into the journey so far for this remarkable show.
“The Age of Starlight will invite us to face the biggest questions about our existence, our place within the universe, and the origin of our universe itself, using new technology to create an experience beyond anything that has been possible before.” Professor Brian Cox
“MIF has assembled a remarkable group of people to tell a complex and beautiful story about where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going — in a completely new way. Over the last two years we have dreamed up a genuinely radical and truly experimental project, at the very limits of what is possible. It’s a risk, but it’s one worth taking.” Alex Poots, CEO & Artistic Director, Manchester International Festival
Written by Professor Brian Cox
Directed by Kevin Macdonald
Technology created by Magic Leap
Computer-generated imagery created by Framestore
Creative consultancy by Peter Saville
Co-created by Rony Abovitz
For access bookings contact ATG Tickets on 0844 871 7677 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Commissioned by Manchester International Festival and Culture Shed.
The film for The Age of Starlight is produced by Manchester International Festival and DNA.
Supported by The Granada Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.