Why search for the Arctic winter in South Florida?
Dancer choreographer Jenny Larsson enlivens our understanding of how the Far North’s deep cold is essential to the balance of the Earth’s biosphere. With the group known as Wild Beast Collective, she creates the interpretive dance performance Searching for Arctic Winter.
“In the winters up in the arctic when there’s no sunlight and no snow to reflect the moon, all that’s left is darkness. It’s a scary thought, these weather changes…”
Born in Sweden and based in Miami, Larsson is artistic director of the multidisciplinary international collective that hosts an annual residency in Florida. Wild Beast’s mission is to explore, stretch and deepen the experience of contemporary art by presenting site-specific projects and staging free public events to connect with local communities. Environmental issues inform and influence their work.
Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special Audio and Photography: Wild Beast Collective
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