… As If Trying Not To Own The Earth is a dance and food activism project from Instant Dissidence that you can watch and participate in.
Co-presented by Bealtaine and Dublin Dance Festival, the project examines our connection with nature, and our role within our food system and the wider context of climate justice.
It highlights a need to reconnect with our bodies and with the Earth in a sustainable way. Organised by calendar seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter), the project focuses both on the growing and preparation of food.
Spring… As If Trying Not To Own The Earth involves two residencies; one with a food grower and one with a food preparer. Via online sessions from her base in Cloughjordan Ecovillage and Cloughjordan Farm, dance artist Rita Marcalo teaches these collaborators to dance, and they teach her to grow and prepare food. The residencies will culminate in the creation of four new film pieces which will be streamed across two days as part of Dublin Dance Festival and Bealtaine Festival. See bealtaine.ie and dublindancefestival.ie for more details.
Follow along in their journey with weekly videos and tutorials published on the Project YouTube Channel.
Participate: Get involved in the project
Do you have a small piece of land (even a plant pot), a kitchen, and a human body? Yes? Would you like to join Rita and her collaborators, and also create something for the project? Join in a series of online food/dance workshops via Zoom.
Thursday 1st April 2021
Wednesday 28th April 2021
Thursday 27th May 2021
Participation in the Zoom sessions is free, but booking is essential here.
… As If Trying Not To Own The Earth is co-commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival and Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival, in association with SIRIUS. Supported by Dublin City Council Arts Office. Additional support by Cloughjordan Community Farm.
An Instant Dissidence production.