Logs, 6x Performance Stills, @GlogauAIR, Sept 17th 2020
Groundwork is a project investigating our relationship with the earth and inviting exploration of our physical sense of weight, connection and belonging. 
As part of this project I found myself stuck in the rainforest in Australia during the Covid-19 Pandemic that led me on a journey of dancing with trees, including burnt and logged forests. Following this trip and with much inspiration from the trees, I gathered a company of 7 dancers to explore how relationships with the earth and experiences of belonging play out through social interactions and relationships. Over the course of a 3 month residency at GlogauAIR in Berlin, I worked with these dancer to create Logs, Trees and Above Ground, 3 performances, presented in Berlin in September 2020.
Choreography: Rosalind Holgate Smith
Dancers: Leila Patzies, Sofia Sarmento, Roc Gottchalk del Pozo, Jennifer Schecker, Jodie 
Kropf, Mandy Lan & Vega Luukkonen

Above Ground 45min Performance at Monopol, Berlin, 25 September 2020  ​​​​​​​
Trees Performed by Katja Richter, Sofia Sarmento & Rosalind Holgate Smith, as part of 'Walking through the Woods', an interdisciplinary exhibition at St Mariens Cemetery. Commissioned by the Verwalterhaus fur Aktuelle Kunst und Kultur in Berlin.                Photography Marco Kurek
October 30th 2021
Trees Performed at GlogauAIR in Berlin, 17 September 2020 

Below are some video extracts from my journey of dancing with trees in Australia.
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