I was lucky enough to be cast in a new show with Rowanbank Environmental Arts Education. The show "Positive Imaginings" was the most ambitious of the company to date, is a site-specific circus theatre show about the climate crisis for children. It was challenging and rewarding, and I loved working with the team of 3 other performers- 2 musicians and 2 circus performers and director Rachael McIntyre. We devised the show, using ground work already done by the company with a school local to the site- Craigmillar Castle Park in Edinburgh. We wove a tale with magical charecters in the woods- I was "Gwynt" which is Welsh for wind, a kind of magical woodland sprite, I lived in the woods as part of nature and observed the world of humans with curiosity. The performance used aerial circus, narrative, text and live music and culminated in a children's climate assembly where the audience had the opportunity to express their ideas for a positive climate future. All transport to and from rehearsals and performances was, in line with the subject matter of the show, by bicycle or public transport.
The company is now seeking funding to tour this show in 2022.
To find out more about this show and to see the promotional film and a mini-documentary about the making of the show take a look at the Rowanbank Environmental Arts Education Website: