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Anima(l)[us]/Rosalind Masson 
Occupying Eden 

  • Dance

“Occupying Eden” is a multi-species durational performance in which an imaginary ecological paradise is gradually created. As it unfolds, the audience is invited to engage with the environment: with the plants and performers who inhabit the space together.

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Duration: 1 hr.


Rosalind Masson graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School in 2006 and completed a Master’s degree at DJCAD in Media Arts in 2008. In 2009 she worked at Movement Research in New York. From 2008 – 2013 she worked as a performer and choreographer in rock, folk and contemporary music and as a performer in the work of visual artists, dance filmmakers and choreographers in Germany, the UK and the USA. In 2010 she began producing her own choreographic work under the title Anima(l)[us]. She has directed and produced nine live works and five screen works that have been shown internationally. In 2014 she joined the collective Laborgras in Berlin, where she created and performed four new works under the title The Renaissance Project. Since 2019, she has been the Vice Chair of the Neisse Centre for Contemporary Art and continues her freelance work as a choreographer, collaborator, teacher and performer in Görlitz, Saxony.

Cast & Credits

Co-production HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts

Direction/Concept/Choreography: Rosalind Masson

Design: Chell Young

Production Assistance & Plant Costume Design: Irina Steinbrecher

Collaborators: Florence Freitag, Jan Hendrickse, Fernando Balsera, Solène Weinachter

In cooperation with Dance North (SCT). Supported by the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, the Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz der Landeshauptstadt Dresden and Creative Scotland.

#TakeHeart Wiederaufnahmeförderung funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.