Bronwyn Preece

bronwyn-preeceBronwyn Preece lives off-the-grid, in a solar and waterwheel-powered house on Lasqueti Island, BC, Canada. She is an improvisational site-sensitive performer, community applied theatre practitioner, author and poet, walking and visual eARThist and the pioneer of earthBODYment. She is currently doing a PhD-at-a-distance through the University of Huddersfield, examining the embodiment of ecology and disability. She facilitates workshops and performs in Canada, the UK and the USA. Highlights include performing at the juried World Stage Design 2013, in an outdoor edible stage: in an internationally collaborative project examining how local gardening can serve as a metre for climate change; in New York at the Women’s Caucus for Art; and with the Kokoro Dance in their 2014 and 2015 Wreck Beach butoh performance s in Vancouver. She recently co-edited a two volume, three issue special-themed edition of the peer-review journal Performing Ethos titled Performing Ecos (2015). She has published in Choreographic Practices, Canadian Theatre Review, Contemporary Theatre Review, Phenomenology and Practice, Theatre Journal, Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, Journal of Dance, Movement and Spiritualities and The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy among other publications. She has two co-authored chapters with Dr. Jess Allen, a forthcoming chapter in Fractured Ecologies (2016) and Thinking Continental (2017). Bronwyn is also the author of In the Spirit of Homebirth: Modern Women, An Ancient Choice (2015), Gulf Islands Alphabet (2012), and Off-the-Grid Kid (2015). She served 6 years in local politics, being the youngest woman ever elected to her post. She can frequently be spotted shamelessly hugging trees or fermenting fresh batches of sauerkraut.