Branché – Cirque Barcode, Acting for Climate Montréal
- Sat, Aug 7, 2021 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- PS21 Open-Air Pavilion Theater, 2980 New York 66, Chatham, NY
Branché, by Cirque Barcode and Acting for Climate Montreal, is spectacular celebration of nature and the power of community. Presented by PS21 among Crellin Park’s rocks, trees, and groves, eight acrobat-dancers lift, climb, fly, and jostle in a striking display of human harmony with and stewardship of our natural environment.
Through performances in nature the artists reconnect with the local environment and lead spectators to perceive the nature around them in new light, to marvel at its beauty and fragility and therefore to protect it.
Acting for Climate Montréal was founded in 2019 with a mission to work towards a sustainable future by combining performing arts and environmentalism. The group reimagines the practice of circus art to find concrete solutions to environmental challenges. Through performances in nature the artists reconnect with the local environment and lead spectators to perceive the nature around them in new light, to marvel at its beauty and fragility and therefore to protect it. By advocating mutual aid and the strength of community, they inspire their audiences to public action.
A Crellin Park Day spectacle, this event is free and open to all.
This event is PAY AS YOU WISH but requires registration. Even in the best of times, ticket sales cover only a fraction of PS21’s costs; if you can afford to do so, please donate to support our endeavors.
Free movement workshops for kids will be led by Cirque Barcode’s acrobat-dancers on Monday August 9 and Tuesday August 10 at 1:30 pm. The performers demonstrate and teach the movements, techniques, and exercises that underpin Branché and their other works. The workshops begin with simple exercises focusing on the children and their inner states and progress toward collective group awareness that creates and promotes group cohesion and teamwork.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and learn more!