The most liberating about experiencing nature around us, is perhaps the fact that nature does not change whether we are sad or happy. It just is, unaffected by our condition. It is connected at all levels, and forms a sublime system.
That kind of spaciousness does not exist in many places, if in any other than in Nature, and the extent of coherence arouses reflection and endless inspiration.
With the help of brain science and recent research about roots' networks and communication, we investigate themes such as human loneliness, imbalances and potential surrender to the premises of life.
EMBRACING THE ROOT is a nature-oriented modern opera involving music, drama, puppetry, dance,and animation.
The project is an initiative by New York composer/keyboardist Carman Moore and Danish actress/vocalist/ lyricist Lotte Arnsbjerg - based on new scientific discoveries about the intellengence of nature - especially how plants communicate, sense and bring aid to each other for survival and ongoing life.
The story addresses how all life on our planet is connected and how human kind stands to learn so much from the new knowledge about trees, roots, fungi, mycelium.
The narrative concerns a research scientist (named Peace)
who is dominated by fear of death and loss of control…
The protagonist scientist leads a master project on brain neurons that examines the potential main cause of human death: Stress and mental suffering. In the same time, she is secretly moving towards a severe nervous breakdown, and the more she resists it, the more it grows inside and takes over, kicking her into an abyss of darkness.
Soon Peace finds herself a patient in a closed ward in a mental hospital. Here she meets a fellow patient - A former forrester and professor in the secret life of trees, constantly-spoken of nature, in plants and in the human body and mind.
Slowly Peace starts to feel life awaken, and inspired by fellow patients shared knowlegde, she starts to imagine and build a forrest inside her mind. As the forrest grows, we are on a magical journey through mindblowing landscapes of plants and natural life, towards the art of living
- and letting go..
CLIMATE CHANGE IS HAPPENING
We experince the reality of so many changes effected by human life on earth - and We are facing the need of sustainable development agreements - one is FNs 17 development goals.
But how to realize a plan for sustainable change, without taking care of the inner climate changes of human culture and mental health?
EMBRACING THE ROOT speaks about CONNECTION -
Inside and out -All living as ONE.
The speaking tongue is ART.
EMBRACING THE ROOT is a fiscally sponsored project by the