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Cultural Fieldworks for Sustainability

CAL FESTIVAL – 20 + 21 June 2013, Utrecht, Holland

Utrecht (the Netherlands) Celebrates Peace with Community Arts – A two?day symposium at which Dutch artists join their colleagues from Afghanistan, Palestine, Guatemala, Peru, Rwanda, Serbia, Northern Ireland and elsewhere to explore what connects them. According to Eugene van Erven (University of Utrecht): “Probably the most complete gathering of artists working in war zones around […]

Paddling Theater on the Minnesota River

Theater in canoes as part of the Minnesota River History Weekend &Minnesota State Water Trails 50th Anniversary On May 18, 2013, PlaceBase Productions and performers from the Upper Minnesota River Valley area (in the USA) will stage a Paddling Theater Production on the Minnesota River as part of Minnesota River History Weekend and Minnesota State […]

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Pop-Up Repair and theatre artists

Set designer Sandra Goldmark is starting up a new sustainability project with her husband, Michael Banta, a production manager and technical director, along with several theatre colleagues. They are opening a 4 week Pop-Up Repair shop in northern Manhattan, this June. The shop is a challenge to the cycle of use-and-discard consumer goods, and will be staffed […]

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Competition to Design a Sustainable Theatre now open

Could You Design a Sustainable Theatre? World Stage Design 2013 is a celebration of International performance design from the world of theatre, opera and dance. The event will take place in Cardiff, UK in September 2013, hosted by the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and includes an exhibition as well as public performances […]

Nigerian theatre mixes oil and climate, on the ground

Wallace Heim writes: “The Nigerian playwright and academic Greg Mbajiorgu got in touch with us after reading Robert Butler’s blogs on Ashdenizen on the difficulties of writing plays about climate change. Greg sent us his play, Wake Up Everyone, which has a preface quoting from this blog. Wake Up Everyone began as a commission by […]

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CSPA Award 2012 goes to The Man Who Planted Trees

The third CSPA Fringe Award for Sustainable Production awarded by the Center for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA), was received by the theatre adaption of Jean Giono´s story: The Man Who Planted Trees (1953). Ailie Cohen, Richard Medrington, Rick Conte and director Ailie Cohen are currently touring North America with this production. For more […]

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2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs from 3 – 27 August, 2012 This year, among all the shows, there are around 70 that have an ecological focus, whether that’s by dealing with a specific environmental issue, or by developing an ecological theme – like human relations with animals – in the context of a wider […]

Readings in Performance and Ecology

Last May, this new book edited by Theresa J. May and Wendy Arons, which focuses on how theatre, dance and other forms of performance are helping to transform our ecological values, was published. This collection of essays helps leading scholars and practitioners explore the ways that familiar and new works of theatre and dance can […]

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Publication: Energising Culture

Earlier this month, Energising Culture was launched; a guide to future energy for cultural buildings, engaging the UK´s cultural leadership with the importance of planning a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for cultural buildings. Energising Culture is authored by Julie’s Bicycle, in partnership with the national advisory body for theatres in the UK, The Theatres […]

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Conference 12 – Delivering Sustainable Theatres

12 June 2012 – Stratford Circus, London The challenge of achieving the triple bottom line  Conference 12 looks at the sustainable design, development and operation of theatre buildings in relation to environmental, economic and social disciplines, and the challenges of delivering sustainable theatres for future generations. The conference will look at what sustainable development now […]