Symbiosis: In development


We are in the process of creative exploration in the development of a new site-specific episodic dance work set amid the Botanic Gardens.


The human species are awakening to the volatility of the natural world in the age of the Anthropocene. Symbiosis draws from plant and human biology to invite a crucial reflection on the human-ecological relationship through an embodied study of three types of symbiosis; parasitism, mutualism and commensalism.

Through choreography, music and somatic and sensory experience, Symbiosis re-positions the human as a part of nature, and within it, the response-ability we hold in guiding these fragile relations. Experienced as a ‘tour’, audiences adventure in groups to not just witness, but to collectively move, sense, be ‘with’ the work and its themes, immersed in the environment around them.


Concept and direction by Alison Plevey, with work by the creative team: Olivia Fyfe, Ryan Stone, Levi Szabó, Melinda Smith, Alex Voorhoeve, Andy McMillan, Somebody's Aunt and Elizabeth Cameron Dalman.

Supported by

artsACT, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Molonglo, QL2 Dance, Maxim Chartered Accountants, AllInsure, Lorna Sim Photography, SOULution Yoga and Atlas Physio, .


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