It is said that there was a time when a red squirrel could have travelled from the north to the south of the island through tree-travel alone. That native forest of 80% has been uprooted over time to leave Ireland with the lowest tree cover in Europe.
Where has the forest gone? What would its ghost say to us?
At the intersection of ecology and performance, Root will trace where we have come from , where we are now and where we need to go. A vibrant paradigm of Ireland's forestry system that will hand the microphone over to a tree to hear what is has to say.
Expect a forest, micro-moments of audience participation and a squirrel.
Commissioned through Be SpectACTive!, a large-scale European cooperation project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Co-produced by Dublin Theatre Festival, brut Wien (Vienna), SKCNS (Novi Sad) and Kilowatt Festival (Sansepolcro). Supported by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin. Kindly supported by Creative Ireland Longford.