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Set in a landscape of repurposed material, The Anthropologists'
This Sinking Island uses movement and live music to tell the story of a family who must leave all they've ever known in search of a new home. Crafted by the company with sea level rise science and climate refugee testimony, this performance builds a bridge between understanding climate science and imagining a better and more just future.  

Performed in an intimate setting, the physical relationship between audience and performers invites proximity and gentle participation.  A family inclusive play, running time is approximately 35 minutes.

We are grateful to the Lenape people of Manahatta, who stewarded and cared for the land on which we researched, devised, rehearsed and performed this play. We look to them for inspiration on how to live more peaceably and respectfully with the land.

 

We encourage you to consult the U.S. Department of Culture’s “Honor Native Land: A Guide And Call To Acknowledgement” to craft an Indigenous Land Acknowledgement for your own community. (https://usdac.us/nativeland)

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Brianna Kalisch

Brianna Kalisch

Guest Artists at University Settlement. Photo credit: Espii Proctor.

Ensemble - This Sinking Island

Ensemble - This Sinking Island

Guest Artists at University Settlement. Photo credit: Espii Proctor.

Ensemble - This Sinking Island

Ensemble - This Sinking Island

Guest Artists at University Settlement. Photo credit: Espii Proctor.

This Sinking Island

This Sinking Island

Uptown Arts Stroll 2017 at La Casa

This Sinking Island

This Sinking Island

Uptown Arts Stroll 2017 at La Casa

This Sinking Island - The Siblings

This Sinking Island - The Siblings

Guest Artists at University Settlement. Photo credit: Espii Proctor.