enter change Performance and Nature connect unsettle bridge
Bird Brain Critical Art Ensemble Welfare State International
Simon Whitehead
PLATFORM
Shelley Sacks
green museum.org Fern Shaffer and Othello Anderson
reader
David Haley
John Lyall
Ballet Atlantique-Regine Chopinot
Opening Essay Introducing the Artists Links and Readings
Hester Reeve Basia Irland

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

www.ashdendirectory.org.uk
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

www.lancs.ac.uk/users/csec/betweennature
website for the conference/event at Lancaster University, UK in 2000

Art Culture Nature 

faculty.ssu.edu/%7Eacn/
Their conferences often include performance works

women environmental artists 

www.weadartists.org
Some of the artists use performance, including Patricia Bullitt, dominique mazeaud, Janet Riehl.

Landscape and Arts Network

www.landartnet.org
The network is open to performance practitioners, and includes Jeff Higley.

nature & inquiry                 

www.artscience.org/ni

artists in nature international network

www.artinnature.org

community arts network

www.communityarts.net/

public nature

www.publicnature.ca/paintings/performance.html

see also the greenmuseum.org links page for other organizations

http://greenmuseum.org/links_index.php

Here are a few performance companies and artists who may not be included in the sites listed above.

bonemap

www.bonemap.com/bridge/txApproach.html

Earth Celebrations

www.earthcelebrations.com/spring.htm
‘Preserving the Gardens of New York Through Art and Community Action’

Lezli Rubin-Kunda

http://greenmuseum.org/rubin-kunda

Rachel Rosenthal

www.rachelrosenthal.org

Atlas Moves Watching Dance Projects

www.atlasmoveswatching.com/

Earth Project

www.dancearts.bc.ca/earth.htm

Wan Smolbag's Environmental Drama, Vanuatu, Pacific Islands

www.wan-smolbag-theatre.org/environment.html

Evergreen Theatre

http://evergreentheatre.com

Anima Mundi Dance Company

www.saveourplanet.org/memorgs/cult.html

Music:

"Voice of the Planet is the Muse", a online exhibition of environmental sound art.

http://greenmuseum.org/c/vop/vop_links.php

David Rothenberg

http://greenmusuem.org/rothenberg

E A R T H    |   E A R

www.earthear.com

The Rainforest Jukebox

www.rainforestjukebox.org

MUSE - Musicians United To Sustain the Environment

www.musemusic.org

Reading

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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