Acting for Climate: BARK

BARK is a poetic, spectacular and thought provoking contemporary circus performance for a forest, an audience, and five performing artists. Played site-specifically in and with your local forest, BARK is about reconnecting with each other and with nature. The forest, the soil and the trees are the main characters of the performance, and co-create the piece together with the performers, climate scientists and outside eyes.

The performance combines a physical expression of group acrobatics, vertical dance, dance and physical theatre with contemporary soundscapes and poetic text, all performed up in, between, with and around the trees. Through being nature, reconnecting, and living utopia, BARK aims to convey a sensory experience that can change perspectives on our human natures, as a part of the biosphere.

BARK premiered May 7th and tours Denmark, Sweden and Finland by bike during the summer and autumn of 2021.

Idea & Concept: Heidi Miikki (FI), Abigael Winsvold (NO), David Eisele (DE), Frøydis Dahlø (NO) and Emma Langmoen (NO)
Cast: Heidi Miikki (FI), Abigael Winsvold (NO), Fabian Hansen (DK), William Yazaki (DK) and Stina Kopra (FI).
Outside eyes: Rebecca Tiger (SE) and Karen O’Brien (NO/US)

Supported by the Nordic Culture Fund, SPENN Norge, Statens Kunstfond Danmark, DYNAMO Workspace, Taike Finland, and Custom Raw bikes. Thank you!

A special thank you to the Langkilde family, the Ottesen family and DYNAMO for your care and generosity – it means everything.

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More info about the performance BARK: https://www.actingforclimate.com/bark