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Dancehouse stands on what always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We pay our respects to the traditional owners of this land, the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation, to their elders past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

The Green Bee

 

Working for the climate in art and action. Led by Caitlin Dear and Rebecca Jensen

Open to all, the Green Bee is a series of free workshops facilitated by local artists, activists, scientists, environmentalists and community groups, to connect like-minded people to take climate action.

Join this series of working sessions to create and take climate action through a mix of art, advocacy, action, discussion, and practical support of local campaigns. Through this collaborative work, The Green Bee aims to build meaningful connections, future collaborations, support networks, and friendships.

There are four Green Bee Workshops scheduled for Summer/ Autumn 2022.

The Green Bee is a partnership between Rebecca Jensen and Caitlin Dear, and Dancehouse. The project is supported by City of Yarra.

Image: Green Bee#1 at Collingwood Children’s Farm. Photo by Matt Krumins.


Upcoming Green Bees

GREEN BEE #1

10am–12pm, Saturday 12 Feb 2022
Collingwood Children’s Farm, 18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Art: Caitlin DearAction: Land care with Collingwood Children’s Farm

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GREEN BEE #2

10am–12pm, Saturday 5 March 2022
Dancehouse, 150 Princes Street North Carlton

Art: Rebecca JensenAction: Advocacy and campaigns with Yarra Climate Action Now (YCAN)Partner: Dancehouse

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GREEN BEE #3

10am–12pm, Saturday 2 April 2022
Collingwood Children’s Farm, 18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Art: GEOFADE (Devika Bilimoria and Luna Mrozik Gawler)| Action: Caring for and Connecting to Country with Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

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GREEN BEE #4

10am–12pm, Saturday 30 April 2022
Dancehouse, 150 Princes Street North Carlton

Art: Fast Fashun| Action: Friends of the Earth

 


Rebecca Jensen is dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Narrm. Her work is presented in theatres, galleries, public spaces — spilling into the spaces between disciplines. Rebecca is inspired by the equally speculative and practical forces of dance practice. Works include Deep Sea Dances, Dance Massive 2017, Explorer Keir Choreographic Award 2016, Sinkhole with Jess Gall and Arini Byng, Designhub RMIT, 215 Albion, Irene Rose Gallery 2018, MPavillion 2020. Shorter works have been presented by Experimental Dance Week Auckland, Tiny Festival Christchurch, Venice Biennale International Dance Festival, Victorian College of the Arts, Blindside, Liquid Architecture, Spring 1883 Windsor Hotel, Lucy Guerin Pieces for Small Spaces. Works in collaboration with Sarah Aiken include, What Am I Supposed To Do? (WAISTD) Art Centre Melbourne 2019, OVERWORLD 2014, Underworld 2017 and ongoing participatory project Deep Soulful Sweats. Rebecca has worked with artists including Jo Lloyd, Lucy Guerin inc, Shelley Lasica, Atlanta Eke, Lee Serle, Nathan Gray, Lilian Steiner, Amos Gerhardt, Sandra Parker. She was a recipient of danceWEB scholarship 2015, Artist in residence at Temperance Hall 2018, and was awarded a residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, supported by the Australia Council.

Caitlin Dear is an artist working with choreography, live art and practice-based research who presents across theatre, gallery and public settings. Her work prioritises audience participation, incorporating immersive or interactive elements to directly engage people with the inquiries of her projects. Working with dance, text and sound she creates sensorially and intellectually engaging experiences, whether it be a theatre show or an outdoor adventure. Her works engender clinical wonder and focused multiplicity, encouraging audiences to ponder philosophical problems from an embodied perspective with a scientific sensibility. Passionate about human-tree relations and ecologically-engaged artistic practice, Caitlin has presented at research symposiums on these subjects at Stockholm University of the Arts, Malmö Academy of Music and Inter Arts Center. Caitlin has worked with Dancehouse through the Emerging Choreographers Program, On The Table and Summer Space Grants. In Narrm/Melbourne, she has also worked with Lucy Guerin Inc, Testing Grounds and c3 contemporary artspace, as well as performing for other choreographers including at Melbourne Festival, Arts House, MPavilion and Dance Speaks. In Sweden, her work has been shown by Index the Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation and Weld Theatre. She has also worked with Danscentrum, Höjden and Index to lead research-based workshops as professional training opportunities for artists.

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