ECOTHEATRE: CHANGING PERSPECTIVE FROM WHO WE ARE TOWARDS WHERE WE ARE
Keywords:ecotheatre, ecodramaturgy, sustainability, Latvian theatre, environmental activism
Looking from the perspective of Anthropocene, there is an urgency of environmental concerns which is growing day by day. While there is an emphasis on environmental education made by NGOs, it is important to analyze what is the role of the performing arts, especially, theatre, to raise awareness of environmental issues among society.
The article focuses on the development of ecotheatre on a global perspective and also highlights local examples of ecodramaturgy in the performing arts in Latvia.
This article lets to conclude that in the last years (2019-2022) there is a growing trend in Latvia reflecting on environmental topics through medium of theatrical performance and an essential raise in original ecodramaturgy. Also there is a development of various forms in performing arts related to environmental issues. Ecotheatre becomes the form of environmental activism or, so called artivism, of theatre practitioners in Latvia.
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