Biped’s Monitor



Biped’s Monitor is a unique site-based theatrical experience merging highly-physical and aerial theatre with an ethereal operatic score. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s magical folktale The Baron In the Trees and created for the disused chapel and trees of the iconic Nunhead Cemetery, Biped’s Monitor sold-out in both 2012 and 2013.

Performed at dusk, the performance invites the audience to roam through strange and evocative moments of the Baron’s memories. Blending texts from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Italo Calvino and William Blake, Biped’s Monitor is a voyage of unexpected events – of delicacy, violence, nature and release.

Arbonauts gratefully acknowledge the support of

The Mayors Fund | Southwark Council

Nunhead Festival | Elephant and the Nun Festival

Wooster & Stock | The Ivy House Pub | Goldsmiths College