Environmental Crisis in the Sky | The English Channel
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Environmental Crisis in the Sky

 

The performance itself is based at the Secretariat of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, where harassed staff fail to notice as the world around them, literally and metaphorically, slides towards disaster.

Usually performing in an outside space, suspended above the audience, the performers struggle to control their increasingly precarious world as they do battle with the effects of a drastic environmental catastrophe.

Led by co-artistic directors Wendy Hesketh-Ogilvie and Jamie Ogilvie of the Liverpool-based Wired Aerial Theatre, they are regarded as one of the world's leading expert in aerial dance and innovators within this field. They combine a number of different mediums including contemporary dance, physical theatre, aerial performance, gymnastics and climbing. Canvas was invited to their practice space where we witnessed how this show was put together.