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Catch up with Climate Encounters

From the 1st-4th of July 2021, we hosted our Climate Encounters festival and explored how we can dance to a sustainable future.

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About Catch up with Climate Encounters

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for our Climate Encounters festival, and to all the artists and activists for showcasing their work and engaging us in thoughtful and meaningful conversations. We believe that the climate crisis is one of the major issues facing our world and society at the current time and we hope that this festival highlighted ways in which dance can lead the conversation, and bring about positive change to our communities with sustainability at the forefront.

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If there was something you missed at Climate Encounters, hit the MORE button below to revisit the programme.

 

 

Talks

 

Into the Mountain

 

In this spotlight talk, artist and choreographer Simone Kenyon will talk about her most recent place relation project Into the Mountain that explored the physical, cultural and social entanglements to mountainous environments

 

Hel yr hinsawdd / Climate Pursuits

 

Light Ladd & Emberton discuss their current research towards a series of productions engaging with the climate crisis. Working through the pandemic, remotely from each other, they have asked themselves, how do we work in a climate emergency, and how does our work respond to it?

 

Moving For Change

 

During this talk we have the chance to hear from Rita Marcalo, Tiago Gambogi and Alister O’Loughlin amongst others about how they develop working practices with people directly or indirectly affected by the climate emergency.

 

Calling Tree

 

A zoom presentation by Rosemary Lee and Simon Whitehead exploring their outdoor practice with a case study of their work Calling Tree.

Breakfast Talks

Rubbing Shoulders With Scientists

An informal discussion with choreographers Suba Subramaniam and Sivan Rubinstein, reflecting on how science and choreography influence each other and spark new thinking and practices.

Rebellion: Dance and Direct Action

Artivists (activist artists) Rita Marcalo and Zoë Solomons discuss how they work as dance makers in the broad and complex filed of climate and ecological activism.

 

Performance

The Little Watersprite (Performance in the Making)

An excerpt from The Little Watersprite by Sophie Nüzel. Live-streamed as part of Climate Encounters to Great Ormond Street Hospital and Children’s Charity and York Teaching Hospitals.

 

 

Films

 

Thank you to Dagmar Dachauer, Madeline Shann and Pyramid Arts for sharing the following works:


Competing For Sunlight: Ash

Competing for Sunlight is a Short Dance Film Series, featuring protagonists of a range of different tree species and Dance, telling individual short stories by dancer and choreographer Dagmar Dachauer.

Find out more about the film here. 


Competing For Sunlight: Oak

Competing for Sunlight is a Short Dance Film Series, featuring protagonists of a range of different tree species and Dance, telling individual short stories by dancer and choreographer Dagmar Dachauer.

Find out more about the film here. 


The Spring

Created by Madeline Shann

Performed by Azzie McCutcheon and Rose Sall Sao

Scored by Xavier Velastin,

Funded by Arts Council England National Lottery Funds, supported by Jerwood Arts & Yorkshire Dance through the Dance for Art’s Sake artist development programme. 

Find out more about the film here.


Keeping It Cool

The Aspire Potternewton Group present Keeping It Cool, a film they have made to highlight the climate emergency facing our species.

Animations: Karolina Haluszczak

Find out more about the film here.

 

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