Sun 29 May 2022
£8* | £6* Concession
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Mapping my 30-year standard normal*
An intimate performance exploring landscapes of memory and humanity’s relationship with the earth, Constellations is designed for small audiences of up to 6 people. Through a re-imagining of the performance space in miniature, it investigates themes of nostalgia and memory in relation to the multiple scales of environmental crisis. Numerous timelines intertwine as the piece examines humanity’s power to both destroy and be destroyed, and our capacity to care for a world within which we are totally enmeshed.
*30 years is the standard reference period for calculating climate normals and identifying variations in global temperature (WNO, 2021).
Sian Goldby is an interdisciplinary performance maker and practice-based researcher based in Bristol. Heavily influenced by philosophical theories of being-in-the-world, she creates work which aims to challenge her audience’s perception of time and space in relation to lived experience and the human condition. Recurrent themes include imagination, memory, intuition, scale and site. Her current research explores performative re-imaginings of micro and macro scale in relation to environmental crisis.
From community workshops at the Library, children’s shows at Cygnet Theatre, stand-up comedy at Topsham Brewery, folk music at the Corn Exchange, professional development workshops, storytelling at the RAMM, music at St Nicholas Priory, youth shows at the Hall and Multi-Story Orchestra in IKEA’s car park – bringing art to unexpected places and helping everyone find their creative spark. Welcome to Cygnet’s Dream Festival.