Presented as part of Carbon 14: Climate is Culture Performance Series with Cape Farewell Foundation, This Clement World is “a fiercely creative and charismatic tribute to our rapidly changing environment, as seen through the prism of Cynthia Hopkins’ deeply personal lens and wild cross-disciplinary style. Performed live with a 15-piece chorus and band, This Clement World blends outlandish fiction and original avant-folk songs with Hopkins’ own documentary footage from an Arctic expedition with Cape Farewell, infusing our global climate crisis with humour, poetics and urgency.”
This Clement World was written and composed by Cynthia Hopkins, directed by DJ Mendel, and designed by Jeff Sugg. It will run until February 2 at the Great Hall Black Box Theatre, in Toronto, Ontario.
Be sure to also watch the teaser trailer on youtube.
Above photograph by Jeff Sugg