March 6-15: Huma(N)ature

Huma(N)ature

Huma(N)ature is a dance, theater, and circus production investigating humanity’s relationship to nature – our misguided dominion over it, our inordinate influence upon it, our continued reliance on its systems, and our place within it.  Showcasing a variety of artists and shows, Huma(N)ature will be a different experience nearly every night.  

The throughline each night will be The Secrets of the Trees, a circus and dance show inspired by the book The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohleben.  This theatrical critique of capitalism and greed is told through the trees as they struggle for survival in the Anthropocene*.  Originally performed in June 2018 at Athletic Playground in Emeryville, Caitlyn Kilgore and her cast have been excitedly updating this deeply affective, dazzling acrobatic display for its Dance Mission reboot.

Other shows sharing the stage with The Secrets of the Trees vary from musicals to monologues to modern dance.  Created and performed by some of the Bay Area’s strongest activists and artists – including members of our local Extinction Rebellion (@XRSFBayArea) – each show will offer something unique, beautiful, and important for the times ahead.  Stay tuned for more info about each offering!

*The current, scientifically proposed geologic epoch in which human activities constitute a major impact on all Earth’s ecological processes.

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Friday March 6th 8pm

  • Terra Femme, A. Spearman & Co.
  • The Secrets of the Trees

Saturday March 7th 8pm

  • The Soul of Soil Revue, The Seastars
  • The Secrets of the Trees

Sunday March 8th 4pm

  • The Soul of Soil Revue, The Seastars
  • The Secrets of the Trees

Sunday March 8th 8pm

  • Dispatches from the Great Burning:  What My Mennonite Ancestors and the Gobi Bear Taught Me About Surviving the Climate Emergency, Helen Stoltzfus
  • The Secrets of the Trees

Thursday March 12th 8pm

  • Upwelling, Nommensen Dance
  • Out of the Dust, Kristen Brown & Helen Fitanides
  • The Secrets of the Trees

Friday March 13th 8pm

  • Cancel the Apocalypse, Big Drama No Drama
  • The Secrets of the Trees

Saturday March 14th 8pm

  • Cancel the Apocalypse, Big Drama No Drama
  • The Secrets of the Trees

Sunday March 15th 7pm

  • Dispatches from the Great Burning:  What My Mennonite Ancestors and the Gobi Bear Taught Me About Surviving the Climate Emergency, Helen Stoltzfus
  • Siren’s Last Song, Ebb/Flow Collective
  • The Secrets of the Trees
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