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Performance Approach

 

Performance Approach

At heart, we’re performers orientated to the ecological, and with dreams of awakening the soul within—the one that finds resonance with and alignment with the wild.

Our individual and collective creative practices have been developed in collaboration with the earth and the knotty entanglements that exist between humans and the more-than-human (ecological) world. These practices aim to design, re-imagine and facilitate new forms of personal, cultural and ecological knowledge that have service and adventure at their heart.

 
 
Sand Circles by Marc Treanor

Sand Circles by Marc Treanor

 
 

We perform, then, on behalf of ecology, and we create opportunities, through our Pathfinders School of Bushcraft and Wizardry, for you to engage with new knowledge, skills and perspectives—so everything from foraging to storytelling to wild camping and mountain adventure to re-wilding and earth medicine and much more. All our offerings are there to help you identify and explore what it means to have an ecological identity—with all the richness that that entails!

Performance helps us situate and go beyond in equal measure—it offers a kind of wonder-filled re-orientation to world around and within, and facilitates creative expression
 

Performance theory

Performance practice as a interdisciplinary / post disciplinary field of study is diverse and applied to many situations, sometimes aligning with familiar notions such as a concert performer, and at other times designed to elucidate, resist, experience and re-imagine cultural process, power structures and relationship (of all kinds). It's a journey to the edge, then, and as theorist, Conquergood, states 'performance privileges threshold-crossing, shape-shifting and boundary-violating figures, such as shamans, tricksters and jokers, who value the carnivalesque over the monumental'.

Ecological performance or performing ecologies is a recent development within the field and may refer to any performance practice incorporating the ecological or the narratives surrounding it.

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