Occupying Eden

Anima(l)[us] / Rosalind Masson

Foto: Flora Amalia Daubner

"Occupying Eden" is a multi-species durational performance in which an imagined ecological paradise is gradually created. As it unfolds, the audience is invited to engage with the environment: with the plants and performers which co-inhabit the space.

Guided somatic sessions invite the audience to connect with plants through their senses and set the mood for the performance of the plant-inspired choreography. A form of vegetative voguing that celebrates the non-binary and reciprocal nature of our photosynthesizing allies.

"Occupying Eden" invites the audience to stay for as little or as much of the performance as they desire and participate in plant/human somatic workshops and daily performances.


Direction/Concept/Choreography: Rosalind Masson
Collaborators: Florence Freitag, Jan Hendrickse, Fernando Balsera, Solène Weinachter
Design: Chell Young


In cooperation with Dance North (SCT). Supported by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony, the City of Dresden, Office for Culture and Monument Protection and Creative Scotland.

Logo Kulturstiftung des Freistaats Sachsen. Schwarze Schrift mit grünen und türkisen Wellen

Portrait of a white woman with brown hair, covered by a green floral filter
Occupying Eden / Solène Weinachter
Portrait of a white woman with brown hair, pixelated
Occupying Eden / Florence Freitag
Portrait of a white man with brown hair and beard, pixelated
Occupying Eden / Fernando Balsera
Portrait of a white woman with brown hair, covered by a green floral filter
Occupying Eden / Solène Weinachter
Portrait of a white woman with brown hair, pixelated
Occupying Eden / Florence Freitag