A willow tree, fiery acrobatics and dance feature in this highly-visual family-friendly show.
Forests packs a powerful punch, challenging forestry practices, our over-consumption of timber, the destruction of rainforests, and the displacement of indigenous peoples. Performers climb and manipulate the tree, the acrobatic dance sees them throwing, clambering and trampling one another, whilst ropes entangle and bind, before the tree is finally felled amid an explosion of tree-less origami birds.
Forests confronts the systemic racism driving the creation of ‘treeless land’, whilst exposing the futility of losing precious resources for ‘fleeting’ products such as toilet paper. We particularly strive to inspire a young future of courageous, strong young people, particularly girls, as well as inspire finding unique connections with others and thoughtful connections with nature.
Forests is a 25 minute outdoor show with both daytime and evening performances available.
A 50-minute indoor version of Forests will be also played at Edinburgh Fringe 2023.
We therefore have three available touring options for this show.
1. Daytime outdoor (25 minutes)
2. Evening outdoor (fully lit)
3. 50-minute indoor
FORESTS IS INTERNATIONAL TOURING 2023 & 2024
TILT Festival July 2019
TILT Festival July 2021
Artix Arts Centre 2018
Fringe August 2021
Fringe August 2022
Waterside, September 2022
Writer & Performer: Kim Wildborne
Co-Director: Lorna Meehan
Sound & Lighting: Richard Gillett & Liam Walsh
Video: Rebecca Head
Photos: Richard Battye