Location
Lewiston, ME
Project Title
N/A
Fiscal Year Awarded
2021
Grant or Program
New England States Touring (NEST) Grant
Grant Amount
$3,000

Funerals for The Ocean are a new community participation, performance series inspired by current climate activist happenings that address the global climate crisis, rising sea levels and a rapidly dying oceanic ecosystem. Ritualistic gestures and choreographies of memorial and gratitude are intended to be felt and witnessed as we explore the material of salt; that which remains when ocean water evaporates. In Funerals for the Ocean, audience participants, alongside local planted performers are quietly guided to enact/perform a variety of carefully choreographed rituals intended to provide space and bodily gestures for grieving what we have lost while also paying homage to what has been.