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Social Media Volunteer Needed

By |December 17, 2023|

We're looking for a volunteer with social media skills and a passion for the performing arts and ecology to grow our social media profile across multiple platforms. Ecostage is run by arts practitioners working on a voluntary basis. It is a grassroots initiative and website that provides a framework, [...]

Ecostage at PQ Ecoscenography Day

By |June 10, 2023|

Ecostage has been part of a fantastic day at the Prague Quadrennial dedicated to Ecoscenography and hosted by leading ecoscenographer Tanja Beer and Marianne Lavoie of Écoscéno. Three of the Ecostage directors - Andrea Carr, Mona Kastell and Paul Burgess - along with their colleague Alison Neighbour talked about [...]

Alison Neighbour – Inter/Tidal

By |April 21, 2023| Exploring intertidal space with young people on the Indian island of Sagar - part of a Wales Arts International funded project by artist Alison Neighbour, in collaboration with Kolkata based company Ranan. Artists working on Sagar are Prarthana Hazra, Amlan Chaudhuri, Vikram Iyengar, Debashree Bhattacharya, and Kunal Chakraborty. Film [...]

XR Families – Letters to our Children

By |September 10, 2022| "None of us deserve to have our future stolen" This moving short film 'shows parents' confessions of fear and hope to their children as climate crisis intensifies'. Letters to our children, a powerful and emotional new video from Extinction Rebellion Families, offers a heartfelt message of love and grief [...]

Alison Neighbour – Beacons

By |August 24, 2022| Part Quest, part Performance, Beacons took place across a whole month in Folkestone in 2021, inviting audiences to seek out adventures and new encounters, before culminating in a co-built display of light and sound that could only work if the audience played their part. The story of eco-system interdependence was [...]

Helen Storey – A Dress for Our Time

By |August 7, 2022| Helen Storey MBE, RDI is Professor of Fashion and Science at London College of Fashion, artist, researcher and Artist in Residence at Za'atari refugee camp, Jordan. ‘Art, fashion, science, design, climate, migration and wonder -  Helen Storey's Dress for Our Time installation has travelled from St Pancras to [...]

Andrea Carr – Stuck by HOAX

By |August 7, 2022| Andrea Carr is an artist, eco-scenographer, facilitator and Ecostage co-founder.  The design for ’stuck’ tells the story of ecological collapse through a subterranean landscape sculpted from abandoned festival camping equipment. Nature is represented as petrified and flowing forms, we do not know whether it is present, past or future.   [...]

David Shearing – The Weather Café

By |August 7, 2022| David Shearing’s work operates as a hybrid between fine art and performance practices. The Weather Café is an immersive café installation that responds to the changing weather of the city. Inside, the shifting environment evolves as the wind blows, the rain falls and a thick cloud rolls underneath in an [...]

Ceschi + Lane – Holt

By |August 7, 2022| Artist and performance collective specialising in body base sculpture & costume. They have been collaborating as Brave New Worlds since 2013. Valentina Ceschi is an Italian interdisciplinary artist / performer and Kate Lane is a British interdisciplinary artist/ scenographer. Together they design and make work that sits somewhere between [...]

Metta Theatre – Three Songs from HouseFire the Musical

By |August 7, 2022| Official music videos from:  HouseFire | AN ECO ROCK MUSICAL Listen to the album on Spotify: And other streaming platforms: I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it [...]

Francesc Serra Vila – Let’s Go Out For A Walk?

By |August 7, 2022| LET'S GO OUT FOR A WALK? is a project specifically designed for elderly people; their local stories from childhood to the present, are eventually transformed in a performative and visual outcome different in every city. Shown here: A short trailer of LET'S GO OUT FOR A WALK? [...]

Helen Storey – LOVECOATS Project with the TIGER girls

By |August 7, 2022| Working alongside the refugees, Professor Helen Storey's Dress For Our Time projects continue to evolve at Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. Helen Storey MBE, RDI is Professor of Fashion and Science at London College of Fashion, artist, researcher and Artist in Residence at Za'atari refugee camp, Jordan.

Paul Burgess – Apples and Snakes: Plot 17

By |August 7, 2022| PLOT17: A hip-hop garden block party written and performed by Kenny Baraka for audiences aged 7+ Four pieces of woodEight nailsAnd a hammerSome compostA hand full of seedsAnd some waterA playlist and some speakers all you need to get you startedthen by the time that you finished you’ll know [...]

Jennifer Leach and Andrea Carr – Standing Tall

By |August 7, 2022| Standing Tall is a creative response to the loss of over 112 trees in one of Reading’s few green lungs.  A collaboration between artist, filmmaker and artistic director of Outrider Anthems. Jennifer Leach and eco-scenographer and Outrider Anthems associate, Andrea Carr.  In April 2022, Reading Borough Council granted planning permission – [...]

Chrys Salt – Skookum Jim and the American Dream

By |August 7, 2022| Chrys Salt, MBE is a poet with roots deeply planted in the theatre. She is Artistic Director of The Bakehouse Community Arts and the BIG LIT Festival based in Scotland. Skookum Jim and The American Dream This is the trailer for Skookum Jim and The American Dream, a forty-minute film based on [...]

Pamella Villanova – Out of Where

By |August 7, 2022| Pamela Villanova: Out of Where Pamella Villanova is a Brazilian actress, performance and filmmaker. She introduces an excerpt from her film Out of Where, which engages us in a journey to explore the concept that nothing is ever really 'away'.

Student engagement with Fair Trade at Arts University Bournemouth

By |August 7, 2022| A wonderful outdoor installation piece in collaboration with Fairtrade with the students at AUB earlier this year 2022. Students used the Theatre Green book throughout the project and the film then featured as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. The film is introduced by Adele Keeley, Senior Lecturer BA Performance Design [...]

Three Poetry Videos from Cece’s Speakeasy – Call and Response

By |August 7, 2022| In July 2031… An event took place in a secret location in South East London. It was an act of creative resistance against climate and environmental injustice using live music, spoken word, storytelling and cutting-edge visuals… Cece’s Speakeasy. Apples and Snakes invited emerging artists from across England [...]

Metis Arts – World Factory

By |August 7, 2022| MADE IN CHINA. SOLD IN BRITAIN. WORN BY YOU. From the factory floor to the catwalk, from Shanghai to London, World Factory weaves together stories of people connected by the global textile industry. Riffing on our awareness of mass production and vulture capitalism, Zoë Svendsen and Simon Daw invite you to [...]

Penny Chivers – Burnt Out

By |November 8, 2021| Penny wishes to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the land involved in ‘Burnt Out’, the work mentioned in the footage. Burnt Out is an urgent and timely dance-theatre work encapsulating one Australian's experience of the devastating bushfires and the personal experience of the daughter of an [...]

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