Art Climate Transition
Co-funded by the
Creative Europe Programme
of the European Union

ACT — Art,
Climate, Transition

is a European cooperation project on hope. The hope we’re interested in is about ‘broad perspectives with specific possibilities, ones that invite or demand that we act’.

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#ACTAgenda Open call-out ACT Symposium
Open call-out ACT Symposium

London, 28/29 June 2023

#learning to impact BERRU: creating unreal places with real possibilities
BERRU: creating unreal places with real possibilities

By Arie Lengkeek & Jacco van Uden

#learning to impact How to make impact (without calling it impact)?
How to make impact (without calling it impact)?

By Jacco van Uden & Arie Lengkeek

#communicating Ecologies of Change
Ecologies of Change

By Carolina Mano-Marques and Arie Lengkeek

#together Forest School by New Theatre Institute of Latvia
Forest School by New Theatre Institute of Latvia

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#ACTAgenda 5 Sep 2021 - 30 Jun 2023

Your Birds, Our Birds

a campaign on bird biodiversity

The ACT – Art Climate Transition partners launched a campaign that consists on starting a conversation with local communities on the loss of bird biodiversity, through developing local small-scale murals in the frame of the Audubon Mural project. The network is raising awareness about the disappearance of many European bird species due to the sixth mass extinction. Local bird alliances and scientists are also invited to join the conversation in each local context.

#commissioned work
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
22 Mar 2023 - 13 May 2023

Not all is lost

Davy Pieters

In Not all is lost, Davy Pieters links the element earth to the young adult stage of
life. In doing so, she creates room for growth, but also for decay, death and
silence. The performers share the floor with a living, earthly landscape. In this evocative physical performance, body and landscape together tell a panoramic story about care and neglect.

#conscious developers
Kaaitheater Brussels
25 Mar 2023 - 26 Mar 2023

PREY

KRIS VERDONCK / A TWO DOGS COMPANY, ANNELIES VAN PARYS & ICTUS

How can we rethink being human from a radical ecological perspective? What stories can help us grapple with the disruptions of the climate crises? These questions lie at the basis of PREY, consisting of three solos by three generations of women. All three offer a different perspective on the same theme, via a different medium – text/speech, song/music or dance/performance. Be prepared to delve into a scenography in which humans do not play the main role. Can we find consolation in the horrific fact that we are food and that we belong to an ecological cycle of life and death?

#coproductions
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
31 Mar 2023

PREY

KRIS VERDONCK / A TWO DOGS COMPANY, ANNELIES VAN PARYS & ICTUS

PREY will consist of three solos by three generations of women. Each has its own focus: text/language, song/music and dance/performance. With every solo, the tension between the human and the landscape, performer and scenography, becomes more intense and intimate. The essence of PREY is finding solace in the frightening fact that we too are food, that we too belong to an ecological cycle of life and death.

#conscious developers
Culturgest Lisbon
13 Apr 2023

Fúria

By Lia Rodrigues

A diptych on violence and beauty, Fúria (2018) and Encantado (2021), the two most recent shows from Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodrigues, are awe-inspiring statements about our ever-accelerating times, and powerful indictments as much as they are messages of hope. In Fúria, the frenzied presence of all eleven dancers from the company evokes a world of violence, but also the incessant struggle against all forms of oppression, through an unrelenting succession of images built and demolished. Conceived at, and born out of the favelas of Maré in Rio, Fúria lies where Carnival parade meets archaic procession and protest march.

#incurable curious
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
14 Apr 2023 - 15 Apr 2023

Out of the blue

Silke Huysmans & Hannes Dereere | MoMo Festival'23

After their acclaimed performances, Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere present the final part of their trilogy on mining. This time they focus on a completely new industry, deep sea mining, with the performance Out Of The Blue. ‘We know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the bottom of the ocean.’ At a moment in history when the planet we live on seems to have been explored extensively, some places remain unstudied and untouched.

#conscious developers
Culturgest Lisbon
15 Apr 2023

Encantado

By Lia Rodrigues

A diptych on violence and beauty, Fúria (2018) and Encantado (2021), the two most recent shows from Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodrigues, are awe-inspiring statements about our ever-accelerating times, and powerful indictments as much as they are messages of hope. Encantado [‘enchanted’] is synonymous with charmed, and mesmerized, but in Brazil it also refers to entities that exist in realms of perception from the Afro-Brazilian culture. The encantados exist somewhere between heaven and earth, in the jungle, the rocks, rivers, seas, and all the surrounding flora. They turn nature into a sacred place. Will we be able to re-join the enchanted world where we can reunite with our own, and other living creatures in all their diversity?

#coproductions
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
15 Apr 2023

PL3MONS – FOKOVISME

Ramos & Spitler | MoMo Festival'23

PL3MONS is a hybrid, Afro-futuristic, 3D-style multimedia performance that floats on a post-apocalyptic scenario: climate change is a reality and the population is in survival mode. FOKOVISME immerses the audience in a new reality, where plastic lives and plants gaze at you.

#coproductions
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
19 May 2023 - 21 May 2023

It’s Going to Get Dark

Samara Hersch

In this new work, Samara Hersch continues her practice of staging intergenerational conversation as performance, working with teenagers and seniors who will meet for the first time, in the dark. Taking place in a shifting landscape of appearances and disappearances, twilight and shadows, here, the performers ask questions about change, uncertainty and impending darkness. Together reflecting on how time invisibly shapes who we are and who we will become. Through this work, Samara and her collaborators question how the darkness (and the theatre) might reveal alternative ways of gathering and listening to cultivate curiosity, vulnerability, intimacy and resilience.

#coproductions
Theater Rotterdam Rotterdam
7 Jun 2023

Moving in Concert, in Rotterdam

Mette Ingvartsen

Moving in Concert envisions a universe in which people, technologies and natural materials coexist to create an abstract series of movements. Inspired by the way bodies are sensory influenced by living in a digitized world, the performance explores a poetics of plasticity, abstraction and imagination.

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