Performance – Occupying Eden

Anima(l)[us]/Rosalind Masson


The dance performance of Occupying Eden set in Kulturgarten, unfolds different substrates of the notion of garden, inextricably linked to a post-colonial paradigm. Through plant inspired processes such as pollination, symbiosis  and decay, the workers and facilitators of Occupying Eden transform physically – revealing layers of self – in the attempt to explore the peripheries of our performed relationship with plants.

+ Workshops

Thu 30.09. 17:00 Sat 02.10. 21:45 The one hour workshops of Occupying Eden will guide participants through two somatic explorations of interspecies connection with plants through breath and touch. You can listen to a third score as an audio installation at the greenhouse. Participation is free and can happen in English and/or German.

+ Talking About

Thu 30.09.2021 22:00, Dalcroze-Saal, HELLERAU Audience discussion with Rosalind Masson & Lotte Mueller

+ Dancing About Party

Sat 02.10.2021 22:00, Dalcroze-Saal, HELLERAU Parking on the forecourt temporarily not possible!  Artistic rehearsals and performances will take place on the forecourt during this period. Mon/Tue 20/21/09 10:00 – 19:00 Wed 22.09. 16:00 – 19:00 hrs Sat 25/09 4pm – 7pm Sat/Sun 02./03.10. 19:30 – 22:00 hrs

Direction/Concept/Choreography: Rosalind Masson Collaborators: Florence Freitag, Jan Hendrickse, Fernando Balsera, Solène Weinachter Design: Chell Young Production Assistance & Plant Costume Design: Irina Steinbrecher In cooperation with Dance North (SCT).

Supported by the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, the Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz der Landeshauptstadt Dresden and Creative Scotland.