greenmuseum.org is a good place to start. Many of the artists listed here use performance in some way as part of their practice – as dialogues, music, celebration, ritual, participatory theatre, and storytelling.
I also welcome hearing about any performers or projects: email: WHat greenmuseum.org
Here are the few other sites which focus on or include ecology and performance:
The Ashden Directory of Environment and Drama
a directory listing of performers, companies, and storytellers working in the United Kingdom. It also includes interviews, features and news.
BETWEEN NATURE. Explorations in ecology and performance
website for the conference/event at Lancaster University, UK in 2000
Art Culture Nature
Their conferences often include performance works
women environmental artists
Some of the artists use performance, including Patricia Bullitt, dominique mazeaud, Janet Riehl.
Landscape and Arts Network
The network is open to performance practitioners, and includes Jeff Higley.
nature & inquiry
artists in nature international network
community arts network
see also the greenmuseum.org links page for other organizations
Here are a few performance companies and artists who may not be included in the sites listed above.
‘Preserving the Gardens of New York Through Art and Community Action’
Atlas Moves Watching Dance Projects
Wan Smolbag's Environmental Drama, Vanuatu, Pacific Islands
Anima Mundi Dance Company
"Voice of the Planet is the Muse", a online exhibition of environmental sound art.
E A R T H | E A R
The Rainforest Jukebox
MUSE - Musicians United To Sustain the Environment
Two recent publications are:
Natured Performed. Environment, Culture and Performance
Edited by Bronislaw Szerszynski, Wallace Heim and Claire Waterton
(2004) Oxford: Blackwell Publishing/Sociological Review Monograph
A collection of case-studies looking at 'performance' and 'performativity' in human relations with nature.
Performing Nature: Explorations in Ecology and the Arts
Edited by Gabriella Giannachi and Nigel Stewart
(2005) Bern: Peter Lang AG, European Academic Publishers
Una Chaudhuri guest edited the ecological theatre edition of the journal Theater in 1994 (25:1). The edition included her definitive chapter, ' "There Must Be a Lot of Fish in that Lake': Toward an Ecological Theater".
other chapters include:
Barnett, G. 'Performing for the Forest'
Fuchs, E. 'Play as Landscape: Another Version of Pastoral'
Rabillard, S. 'Fen and the Production of a Feminist Ecotheater'
Bell, J. 'Uprising of the Beast: An Interview with Peter Schumann'
The journal Performance Research published an issue on animals in performance, edited by Alan Read, in 2000 (5:2).
other publications include:
Chaudhuri, U. (ed) (2001). Rachel’s Brain and Other Storms. Rachel Rosenthal:Performance Texts. London and New York: Continuum.
Marranca, B. (1996) Ecologies of Theater. Essays at the Century Turning. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Cless, D. (1996). 'The Grassroots is Greener.' The Drama Review 40(2(T150)):79-102.
Fried, L.K. and T. May (1995) Greening Up Our Houses: A Guide to a More Ecologically Sound Theatre. New York: The Drama Publisher.
Nelson, S. (1989). 'Redecorating the Fourth Wall. Environmental Theatre Today.' The Drama Review 33(3(T123)): 72-94.
Meeker, J.W. (1980). The Comedy of Survival. In Search of an Environmental Ethic. Los Angeles: Guild of Tutors Press.
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