This one-day symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners and students for a discursive investigation of performance approaches that explore the human relationship with the natural world. The recent Readings in Performance and Ecology (2012) and Performing Nature (2007) acknowledge that ‘conventional theatre’ may not be as well positioned to intersect with ecology
Image: ‘When I Was Buoyant’, Josh Wodak
A dramatic art exhibition inspired by climate science.
See through icy veils of mesh as art and data come together to create past, present and future forms of life. Wonder at physical and virtual models of life forms as they evolve. Discover your genetic ancestors in the
Sat 14 Sept 16.30 – 18.00
Sustainability is important for everyone working in design today, but to be sustainable is also often required by your clients. What is real sustainability and can the energy saving in theatrical lighting save the world? Exploring what to do, and what not to.
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Sat 14 Sept 14.30 – 16.00
The Willow Theatre
Donyale Werle, who started out as a painter, began to reexamine routine theatre practices after working for 13 months on the set for High Fidelity, a 2006 Broadway musical that closed after only 13 performances, she told American Theatre Magazine in Fall 2012.
Seeing her work
An edible stage will provide the unique space for this performance, which will explore our relationship to gardening in the age of ecological uncertainty and our broad relationship to nature. You will be invited to plant a seedling, contributing to the space in your own personal way.
The event will unify a temporary, site-specific edible
Fri 13 Sept 14.30 – 16.00
Fern Smith and Rhodri Thomas co-founders of Emergence will facilitate a participatory inquiry into the role of the arts and artists as change-makers. World Café is an open and informal technique which uses the collective wisdom of groups to address a number of over-arching questions of relevance
Fri 13 Sept 13.30
Doin’ Dirt Time by Suzi Gablik
Based on a transcript of an astonishing interview by internationally renowned arts commentator Suze Gablik, Doin’ Dirt Time raises questions about the traditional role of the arts in society, as two artists dedicate themselves to a radical new art form: living life as
Fri 13 Sept 9.30 – 11.00
AHC Conference room
Creu Cymru is the development agency for theatres and arts centres in Wales. It currently has 44 member organisations who pay an annual fee to receive a range of services. With support from the Welsh Government’s Support For Sustainable Living Fund, Creu Cymru is working with
Thurs 12 Sept 16.30 – 18.00
The Willow Theatre
What are the aesthetics of sustainable design? New ways are needed of appreciating ecologically valid design that can incorporate the artistic dimensions with the material effects. This presentation will explore the application of ecological design in the Performing Arts as it creates new sensibilities, new dramaturgies