Visiting artist Rosalind Crisp fuses ecology and dance with her DIRt practice performance
The Creative Corporealities Research Group (CCRG), Research Centre for Environmental Humanities (RCEH), and The Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries (CCCI) hosted this brilliant evening with dance artist Rosalind Crisp, who shared her practice in a performance lecture about DIRt (Dance In Regional disaster zones), a collaborative Australian project that asks how dance might embody, understand and connect to the extinction crisis in Australia.
This solo performance lecture was immersive and participatory, including film and choreography, with an intimacy that drew the audience close to the pertinent issues explored. This was an inspiring event with 40 participants, who included Bath Spa academics, students, local and regional arts practitioners.
The discussion afterwards was very stimulating and enlightening to hear about Ros' choreographic practice and themes of ecological disaster.
Audience feedback was positive:
'It was amazing, and I feel so lucky to see such innovative, meaningful work.'
About the project
Rosalind Crisp is a senior Australian dance artist. In 2015 France awarded her a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres.
DIRt is an ongoing research project led by dancer/choreographer Rosalind Crisp, with artists and ecologists in the devastated forests of East Gippsland, South Eastern Australia. Collaborators include Vic McEwan, Andrew Morrish and Peter Fraser.
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