8 Mar 2020

Dimanche - capturing climate change onstage

From Standing Room Only, 12:36 pm on 8 March 2020

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Finding a way to make climate change the stuff of stage drama is a big ask. How do you portray mighty storms and mass extinctions within the confines of a theatre?

A Belgian theatre company has found a way using miniatures, puppets, film and just three actors.  

Dimanche tells one story of a family battling extreme weather conditions and another of three filmmakers braving the Arctic to document species doomed to extinction:

The show is coming to New Zealand from Australia - that's where Lynn Freeman connected with performer and co writer Sandrine Heyraud.

Dimanche will play at both the New Zealand and Auckland Arts Festivals this month.