Occupying Eden

Anima(l)[us] / Rosalind Masson

Foto: Flora Amalia Daubner

Following their residency at the Botanical Garden Dresden, Rosalind and Florence will be accompanied by Jan Hendrickse, Fernando Balsera and Solène Weinachter to further their plant-based research by facilitating and carrying out the symbiotic processes between plants and humans.

Occupying Eden is a multi-species performance that invites the audience to participate in the creation of an imaginary ecological paradise. Throughout the performance, the attribution of vegetative characteristics - plantomorphism - means that the performers and the audience become increasingly less human and more plant-like. Occupying Eden proposes a symbiotic future in which we return to the garden and become related to our more than human counterparts.

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

Occupying Eden is supported by HELLERAU and Dance North (SCT).