PaLS- Permaculture Park at Lebensgarten Steyerberg, Lower-Saxony, Germany
Date and Time:
June 18th at 3:00pm CEST
PaLS – Permaculture Park at Lebensgarten Steyerberg
Antja Kennedy is a freelance dancer, choreographer, dance educator and director of the EUROLAB Certificate Program in Laban / Bartenieff Movement Studies.
Since 1985 choreography of dance pieces for groups at the Tanzfabrik Berlin, EUROLAB and impuls, Bremen. Since 2004 regular performances with solos. She has been involved with Movement Choirs since 30 years and recently has also taught the multipliers how to make Movement Choirs.
She is part of the Global Water Dances Steering Committee from the beginning (2009). She has organized and choreographed Global Water Dances in Bremen (2011) and Bremerhaven (2013). She was a part of the Global Water Dances Collective Berlin and a part of the performances of Liquid Spaces (2015).
History of Site and Related Water Issues:
PaLS is a research and demonstration project, as well as food protection for the inhabitants of the Community “Lebensgarten Steyerberg”. The vision is to create a teaching, research and demonstration project for sustainable agriculture, local food safety and novel biological soil improvement, with the aim of combining agricultural and forestry areas with recreation and education space.
The area, consisting of 5.2 hectares of intensive farmland and 2,8 hectares of monoculture forest, was a down-turned piece of land with sandy soil, where there was no water and where almost nothing but grass grew. The task of a biodiversity and to show haw lean sand soil (18-25 soil points) can be upgraded by new soil improvement and cultivation methods, so that even demanding types of vegetables can be produced for market quality.
Until now the grounds were planted with various edible and non-edible trees and shrubs, flowers were sown, herbal hills, Terra Preta beds and windbreaks were piled up, a sun traps were and compost toilets built. Over the years not only rain water collection was installed, but also small brooks and ponds were built.
The music for the local part will be performed live by Robert Mairitsch. who lives in Steyerberg. Robert is a drummer, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist who is at home in many musical cultures and styles: Afro, Latinjazz, Hip Hop, Rock, Drum`n`Bass, and World Music.
In addition to his teaching activities at the music school in Nienburg (Lower Saxony, Germany) and the music school “Musikuß” in Braunschweig, Germany. He has composed and performed the music for many theater productions such as “Tapo” and „Ein Stück Leben“ (A Piece of Life). Robert plays various bands and projects. The drum band from Steyerberg which he leads, will be part of one scene of the local part.
We will create the Movement Choir on the PaLS site.
The performance will move through the PaLS site along the waterways – rain or shine!
Turning monoculture into Permaculture, improving the soil and biodiversity are all parts of the PaLS project.
Where practically all the water ran off the (monoculture) site, now the rain is collected and used, as well as ground water pumped up as a back up. Books and ponds also distribute the water over the 5 hectares, so that the plants have enough water to grow.
Directions to the Site of Performance:
We will meet where the main road to the community “Lebensgarten Steyerberg” meets Margrit-Kennedy-Weg (i.e.next to the road sign Margrit-Kennedy-Weg).
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How can I get involved?
Anyone who wants to dance in the Global Water Dance movement choir, is welcome to participate from June 16th.-18th. 2017.
Please register at the the webpage below.
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