Valeria Levi | Listen to the Amazon

Valeria Levi Summer 2022

Photo credit: Rory Holland and Jemma Chisholm

16 - 20 May

Listen to the Amazon is a work-in-progress performance blending dance and movement together with spoken word. It is a piece which intends to give voice to the Amazon forest itself and the urgent call for protecting one of the biggest green lungs in our planet from destruction. It is a space to explore the connection between Western people with Amazon communities and, by highlighting this link, cast light upon the responsibility we all share in defending the Amazon’s life as well as our own survival. It is an opportunity to explore breathing as a central component in the relationship between human beings and the Amazon.

“We all know that we are alive because we breathe and we breathe because we are alive. But we often underestimate that we need a space for breathing, a shared space between human beings and other living inhabitants of the Earth, such as forests. I hope this performance will help understand the need not only to protect and respect spaces for breathing but also create new ones” (Valeria Levi, performer and choreographer of the piece). 

Valeria Levi | Lead Artist

Supported through our Artist Residency Programme


Residency Sharings

Work-In-Progress Sharing | Friday 20 May 15:00 - 16:00

Valeria invites you to a structured work-in-progress sharing at the end of the week. Her intention is to show parts of the work done during her time at Dance Base as well as make available to participants some movement and writing tasks she used to create the piece. 

Book your place here by selecting the date of the sharing or class, or just turn up on the day.

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