Bringing Nature to Life: The Use of Performance Art for Environmental Restoration

Author: 
Currant, Nanda

Bringing Nature to Life is a compilation of stories, exercises, poems and art ideas for creating a performance piece to help the natural world. The guide introduces several projects and a section on young women coming of age. There are many photos, drawings and pastels to help illustrate some of the themes we worked on for the performances. It is useful for teachers and parents and young people wanting to work in the arts in service of the wild.

Bringing together the arts, sciences and service in performance gives the community the opportunity to combine its efforts and discover the voice of nature more clearly portraying the story of a river or migrating birds, and directing us towards helping the wilderness inside and outside of our lives.

"One of the children quoted in Nanda Currant’s workbook for the imagination, Bringing Nature to Life, rightly refers to rain as “art from the earth.” Currant’s book will enliven your imagination and orient it in nature’s wealth and wisdom. You’ll want to head out to the nearest meadow with a box of crayons and an enormous pad of paper. And don’t forget the children; be sure to bring the children!” 

-- Patrice Vecchione

Step into Nature: Nurturing Imagination & Spirit in Everyday Life

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