All Creation Groans

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While in residence at Chester Cathedral (2015-18), Claire organized two Permaculture Design Courses given by Steve Jones of Sector39 at the Cathedral. You can hear Claire being interviewed on a Sector39 podcast here: ONE SCHOOL ONE PLANET PODCAST EPISODE 2.

Claire’s engagement with permaculture inspired this present project, All Creation Groans, to embody the Pope’s encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si, by creating a contemporary dance theatre performance inspired by the lives of Saints Francis & Clare set in the present emergency of climate change. She sees the project as a catalyst for the personal and social transformation required to meet this challenge. The poet Malcolm Guite, with whom she worked on Passion, will write the script. Claire will develop the performance with Fraser Paterson, her dance partner in Passion.