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A groundbreaking call for climate justice drawing on opera, dance, spoken word, immersive sound and film.
This isn’t a story about plastic straws or bags for life, this is the tale of how we got to here, this is what the dog said to the harvest.
Tracing 400 years across multiple narratives, we confront the era of human displacement.
Combining the immediacy of live performance and the intimacy of installation, what the dog said to the harvest is an invitation to solidarity; highlighting the ripple effect of Western-centric behaviours on silenced communities, and drawing on stories from across the UK, Lebanon and Syria.
lisa luxx weaves poetry, fiction and memoir alongside critiques of Europe’s foundational philosophies. The inclusion of verbatim illustrates how climate crisis has long since arrived for Middle Eastern communities and the Global South, and leaves us asking how we can build towards a more progressive future across borders.
jasmin kent rodgman’s installation and score blends sound art, contemporary x electronic music featuring field recordings, vocals, electric guitar, synths and percussion, experienced via live performance and 360° surround sound.
Co-commissioned by Shubbak Festival and the Bagri Foundation.
Presented in association with Shubbak Festival. The 7th edition of Shubbak runs 23 June – 9 July 2023. See the full programme at www.shubbak.co.uk.
Generously supported by the Bagri Foundation, Arts Council England and London Community Foundation (Cockayne – Grants for the Arts).
Cast and Creatives
Producer, Director & Composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman
Writer & Co-Director lisa minerva luxx
Immersive Co-Producer & Film Co-Director Gaëlle Mourre
Choreography Sung Im Her
Set & Costume Design Milla Clarke
Lighting Design Nao Nagai
Sound Production Simon Hendry
DOP & Editor Ali Sheikh Khudr
DOP (UK) Laura Seward
Poet lisa minerva luxx
Soprano Mimi Doulton
Mezzo Soprano Rosie Middleton
Contralto Jess Dandy
Guitar (Baroque/Classical/Electric) Shannon Latoyah-Simon
Percussion Angela Wai Nok Hui
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