Seasons

Bring your sense of adventure

Seasons – focusing on the tenuous, fragile and cyclical relationship between the humans and the natural world using circus, song and immersive design

Seasons is a new multi-year project, that begins with a unique project for children and families which launches in Brent, Borough of Culture 2020.

We will work with groups of children and families, accompanied by a team of artists (from a variety of backgrounds including circus, music and visual arts), using observation to discover the stories that exist between humans and nature; and imagination to write the new stories that we need to  ensure a future for us all.

During our research with will host four Encounters – connected to each of the four changing Seasons – across 2019/2020.  These Encounters will encourage the children and families we work with to explore and  share their intuitive and experiential understanding of the natural world, to blend with sensory, imaginary and creative approaches, to explore how we understand the interrelationship we as humans have with nature. An online platform will share the creative responses of children and families we encounter in person and online.

After exploring the four seasons, we will bring together the threads to weave them into two new pieces of performance work.  One piece of participatory performance work will be created to tour to libraries across Brent in 2020/21, and a second immersive production for families that will tour to theatres in 2021/22.

Seasons is being developed with the generous support of: