An immersive performance through woodlands and fields, sensing, being with and becoming landscape. An invitation to witness and participate in a journey of connectivity with the environment and each other.
After being guided on a sensorial woodland walk we are invited to witness formations of bodies and branches in metamorphosis. Branching pathways emerge from and return to the land, in cycles of transformation, decay and renewal.
As the journey unfolds we find ourselves involved with exploring, moving with branches and each other. Ultimately co-creating a temporary sculpture, which will rest in the landscape as a trace of our gathering.
Meanders weaves choreography, Land Art and tree ecology, exploring our relationship to landscape, trees, natural forms and materials, with a particular interest in ‘branching forms’ which are evolutionary paths of growth and interconnection that humans share with the Earth and other organisms.
Choreographed by Vanessa Grasse in collaboration with the dancers and contribution by Land Artist James Brunt.
The R&D was supported by Leeds Dance Partnership, Arts Council England, Yorkshire Dance’s Partner Project. We are now looking for partnerships and bookings towards the development and production stage for the work to be ready between autumn 2022 & 2023.
Photos: Lizzie Coombes