Changing the World and Other Circus Related Things EP5 - Acting for Climate

Today we will be speaking with Acting for Climate, a multidisciplinary performance group based out of Norway and Denmark, aiming to inspire people to take actions towards a more sustainable future. They are currently in creation for their show “Into the Water,” a collaboration with the Hawila Project, which they will be performing and touring around the Baltic this summer on the two-masted wooden sailboat Hawila. To find out more about Acting for Climate, check out their facebook page and website below.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/actingforclimate/

Website: https://www.actingforclimate.com/

Hawila project: https://www.hawilaproject.org/

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Changing the World and Other Circus Related Things EP4 - Zelda - AcrobACTION

In today’s episode we will be hearing from Zelda of AcrobACTION. AcrobACTION is an artist activist group based out of Copenhagen that organizes activist happenings. In coordination with the March 15th school climate strikes they will be taking their first action to the streets to stage a plastic wedding. If you would like to learn more about what they do or are interested in organizing a coordinated action you can get in touch with them through their facebook page below.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AcrobACTION/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/acrobaction/

Changing the World and Other Circus Related Things EP3 - Matt Horton

In this episode we will be speaking with Matt Horton. Matt is a 2016 graduate of Dans och Cirkushögskolan in Stockholm where he began his research on making aerial equipment out of found and recycled materials. Along with Sianna Bruce, they are now expanding this research. With the idea that ‘nothing is created or destroyed, it only changes state,’ they are creating an environment that is non-disposable, always re-invented and ultimately sustainable. With global warming as a thematic center piece, they aim to highlight themes of addiction, materialism, fear and risk.

 

If you would like to learn more about his work and future projects, you can get in touch with Matt at mattsjhorton@gmail.com.

Changing the World and Other Circus Related Things EP2 - Nettie Lane

In this episode we will be speaking with Nettie Lane about her project Count to 12: Finding Our Way Home, an interdisciplinary performance work and community art installation/event - a response to the realities of climate change. Through visual and physical storytelling, and drawing upon theater, circus, puppetry and yarn-spinning, it is a tale of being lost and finding one's way Home.

Nettie Lane was born in Hollywood, Ca. She remembers walking along a chain link fence and peering through the metal diamonds down to a basin of concrete where there was a trickle of brownish liquid and slimy, green algae. The sign on the fence said: LA River. As a little girl, this confusing 'river' made quite an impact.

Now all grown, she has happily landed in Brattleboro, Vermont where rivers run free of concrete. She works for Circus Smirkus as an Artist-in-Residence in schools throughout New England and is on staff at the New England Center for Circus Arts.

In 2013 Nettie began teaching theatrical clowning classes and has had the honor of midwifing over 200 clowns from Vermont to California to Ireland. She firmly believes in the power and humanity of the Sacred Fool as a way of excavating inner wisdom. 

“Joanna Macy writes that until we can grieve for our planet we cannot love it—grieving is a sign of spiritual health. But it is not enough to weep for our lost landscapes; we have to put our hands in the earth to make ourselves whole again. Even a wounded world is feeding us. Even a wounded world holds us, giving us moments of wonder and joy. I choose joy over despair.”
― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

If you would like to contact Nettie you can reach her at nettielulane@gmail.com

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Changing the World and Other Circus Related Things EP1 - Chantal Bilodeau

Chantal Bilodeau is a playwright and artistic director the Arctic Cycle, a theater company dedicated to fostering dialogue and inspiring action on climate change. Below you can find links to her website and blog as well as resources mentioned in the podcast.

Chantal’s website: https://www.cbilodeau.com/

The Arctic Cycle: https://www.thearcticcycle.org/  

Artists and Climate Change:

Blog: https://artistsandclimatechange.com/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/artsandclimate/

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/artistsandclimatechange/

Resources mentioned in the episode:

Climate Change Theater Action Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ccta-2019/climate-change-theatre-action-2019

Broadway Green Alliance: http://www.broadwaygreen.com/

Center For Sustainable Practice in the Arts: http://www.sustainablepractice.org/

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