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Dream at the International Human Rights Art Festival!

Saturday, Dec. 11
3:30 pm
- 4:00 pm

The Farm Arts Collective ensemble of stilt walkers, musicians, and perfarmers will present Dream on the Farm 2021, directed by artistic director Tannis Kowalchuk at the International Human Rights Art Festival in NYC on Saturday, December 11 at 3:30pm.

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This piece of live theatre follows the journey of two scientists, Carl Sagan and Lynn Margulis (deceased American scientists who were, at one time married). The microbiologist and the astronomer played by Jess Beveridge as Margulis and Hudson Williams-Eynon as Sagan, are reunited in a boxing ring by a ringmaster referee (Tannis Kowalchuk) to compete in a sport in which the referee challenges them to “help save life on the planet.” 

The performance, filled with original music played live by musicians and composed by ensemble composers Doug Rogers and Rima Fand draws on themes that explore the world through two lenses or looking glasses– the microscope and the telescope.  The competition concludes with the scientists presenting their findings to the judges in a climatic dance of ecology, and the results deliver a climate change message that is urgent and poignant.

Kowalchuk and the ensemble, have committed to presenting a decalogue of plays about climate change in the years 2020-2030. The collective operates out of a theatre venue located in a greenhouse on Willow Wisp Organic Farm, and was founded as an agri-cultural organization in 2018 with a mission to intersect farming, performance, food, and ecology as life- sustaining practice for the community.


Saturday, Dec. 11
3:30 pm
- 4:00 pm


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International Human Rights Art Festival


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