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Performing Climate Change

Monday, Sep 21, 2015

Sarah Cameron Sunde's 36.5 / a durational performance with the sea, photos by Maridee Slater. www.365waterproject.org

What can the arts in general, and theatre in particular, contribute to the climate change conversation? Can our global crisis be performed? Can storytelling and activism inform each other? Does theatre have the potential to move us into action?

On Monday, September 21, 2015, the Arctic Cycle, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, PositiveFeedback, and Theatre Without Borders explored these questions with a scientist and five theatre artists whose work deeply engages with climate change. From the latest research in the psychology of climate change communication to new practices and aesthetics seeking to reframe our relationship to our environment, our presenters shared excerpts of their work and reflected on the role of culture in dealing with our most pressing global issue. 

This event was made possible in part with support from the Office of the Dean, Tisch School of the Arts (New York University) and the Tisch Initiative for Creative Research.

Presented as part of Climate Week NYC, which brings together influential global figures and new voices from the worlds of business, government and society who are leading the low carbon transition.