In the Presence of Trees
Justice Dance Performance Project (JDPP) presents ‘In the Presence of Trees’ Community Launch on July 19, 2022 (rain date July 26) in Bushnell Park, Hartford CT from 3:30-7:30 pm. This event previews JDPP’s yearlong, seasonal dance theater exploration of the lessons trees can teach about community, climate, and environmental justice.
Audiences will enter an imagined world of the tree: slow down their sense of time, feel the movements that emanate from stillness and understand the rhythm of the canopy. There is much to learn from this journey, most especially the significance of trees in the urban, suburban, rural, and wild landscape and their potential to heal our planet and ourselves. Family-friendly activities include an outdoor exhibit on Frederick Law Olmsted, tours of the Soldiers and Sailors Arch and notable trees in the Park, carousel rides, and an in-progress performance by JDPP’s Ensemble.