Show about climate change “DANDELION” – now in schools
“Dandelion” is a collaboration between Riga Circus and Acting for Climate – now the short travel size version is going to schools.
Length of the show: 40 min
Target audience: age 10 until 18
About the show
Dandelion is a contemporary circus performance about the crossroads we are facing. In a world in climate and biodiversity crisis, what pathway do we take? What will our future be? And if you could decide: What does the future look like?
Exploring different realities through spectacular acrobatics, dance, music and the voices of Latvian youth, Dandelion creates stunning and unexpected imagery of what the world could become. Taking inspiration from a dandelion, which can survive and spread its seeds despite harsh conditions, humanity has a chance to survive when we start collaborating, supporting and creating together.
The performance is aimed at young audiences and to spread inspiration on how our actions matter. Throughout the project artists from Riga Circus and Acting for Climate worked with Latvian youngsters about how they feel in this climate crises, what are they doing to prevent it – are they angry, sad, desperate or hopeful? Now that the show is made for traveling to schools we have a chance to take what we now know to look further – spread the message and inspire school children, as well as teachers to think daily about how we can help in small ways to make a big difference.
The show has two versions – large format version with Norwegian and Latvian artists and the smaller version with only the Latvian artists.
More about the show HERE.
Photo: Vladimis Svetlovs
Video: Uvis Leskavnieks
Pictures from the large version of the show: HERE
Small version show artists:
Aleksey Smolov – contemporary circus artis, Cyr wheel discipline
Maija Sukute – areal artist, dancer and choreographer
Alise Bokaldere – conteporary dancer and choreographer
Artists involved in the project: Abigael Winsvold, Aleksejs Smolovs, Alise Bokaldere, Amund Bentsen, Emma Langmoen, Frøydis Dahlø, Maija Sukute, Michele De Riu, Kaspars Kurdeko. Comic strip artistis: Ingrīda Pičukāne un Vivianna Maria Stanislavska.
Together with the show schools are sent a methodical material with questions, information about the show and about the themes mentioned in the show. The material can be used to deepen the knowledge not only about climate change, but activism as a whole – how art and specifically circus can be used as a tool to express important messages. As an additional material the schools are provided with a comic book “Green Journey” – a story about a young girl, trying to navigate a climate conscious life style. The storybook is brought to life by the augmented reality videos that feature artists involved in the project. Augmented reality video can be viewed by scanning a QR code. The producer of the videos is Māris Lagzdiņš, music composed by Kaspars Kurdeko.
Contact to book the show: email@example.com
The project has been created with the support of the European Economic Area (EEA) Grants Financial Mechanism funding period 2014. – 2021. program “Local Development, Poverty Reduction, and Cultural Cooperation” open call “Support for the Creation of Professional Art and Cultural Products for Children and Youth”.