Designed for large outdoor spaces, Us and all of this is a public space dance performance which gathers over 100 local performers in the exploration of shifts in our global environment. When we are facing made-made disasters of global scale; a climate crisis, rapid deforestation, oceans filling with plastic and strains on our natural resources, how do we unite in the search for sustainable solutions.
Choreographically, Us and all of this investigates how a mass of bodies can be reflective of physical landscapes while also examining and questioning larger social and political structures. I’ll collaborate with three lead dancers and dramaturge Martyn Coutts to devise a series of choreographic and improvisational scores that are shared with local performers through a series of empowering workshops that lead to the final performance, approximately 30mins long.
As global citizens, we have an urgent need to engage in meaningful dialogue that extends beyond the slogans of politicians, the characters we can tweet and the echo chamber of social media. Through both creative process and performance, Us and all of this creates a space for dialogue across generations and culture, and deeper kinaesthetic understanding of current environmental issues while celebrating the power of collective participation.