Co-devising with Plants: Exploring Gardening as Performance Workshop (at UNFIX Festival)

We are delighted to be doing a workshop as part of the UNFIX Festival of Performance and Ecology at CCA Glasgow, July 10-12, 2015. Tickets are still available for this fantastic festival. The programme looks amazing!

Co-devising with Plants: Exploring Gardening as Performance Workshop
Friday, July 11 – 5:30pm

Our workshop explores how experiences of gardening and food growing can shape performance and spatial design. It will offer participants the opportunity to investigate how gardening can shape bodies, minds, communities and the places they inhabit, as well as wider processes and narratives of social change. Working with improvised movement in response to plants, seeds, soil and gardening tools, the group will co-create a celebration of multi-sensory elements that will culminate in a shared space for listening and story-telling over a cup of herbal tea. Drawing on interviews with gardeners from Cardiff, we will explore the concept of story-compost, where by fragments of stories are layered into a soundscape, and new stories they bring to mind in the listeners, are told, recorded and added to the mulch.

Afternoon Tea provided. Please bring an object which signifies a personal connection to ecology and/or gardening.

This workshop is produced by Green Stage and The Living Stage in association with Eco Drama.

Below is photo of kokedamas from Tanja’s project, The People’s Weather Report (2014, Arts House Melbourne). You can read more about it on her blog.