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“Into the Water”

– A sailing performance on sustainable development, acted from a sailboat. The boat sails from port to port with the performance to inspire people across national borders.

Acting for Climate is a performance art project, from which the goal is to inspire people to take action and act for a more sustainable future. With the performce ”Into the Water” we will create a sailing performance that can travel the world and inspire people, artists and activists through; contemporary circus; physical theatre and workshops. The performance aims to create a wave of inspiration and action. “Into the Water” is not just a small touring performance, it is also a mindset introduced to the world.

Inspired by Piet Hein’s definition of art as ”the solution to the problems that cannot be formulated clearly before being resolved”, we want to use our art in the aim to achieve a sustainable future. Artists have a unique opportunity and responsibility to inspire action, joy and change in relation to these challenges that concern us all. “Into the Water” is part of taking that responsibility and will be based on the latest and most current knowledge within the environment and climate research field.


Our stage and home will be Hawila, a two masted wooden sailing ship. The use of a boat as our stage forces us to re-think and develop our disciplines, and challenge the idea of what circus is and can be today. Water is a link between people, nature and land – we want to use that link as part of our performance. “Into the Water” will deal with the water cycle, and the artistic language will be based on the meeting between contemporary circus and several states in the meandering path of water through nature and our civilisation.

“Into the Water” will premiere 30. May 2019 at Dynamo in Odense (DK)

Acting for Climate was initiated in 2015 by Abigael Winsvold (NO) and Victoria  Gulliksen (NO). Other dedicated members of the team include circus artists Nathan Biggs-Penton (USA), Ida Langkilde (DK), Villads Bugge-Bang (DK) and Emma Langmoen (NO). Through our performances and workshops we work as an umbrella organisation for everybody interested in arts and environmentalism.


Get in touch:

E-mail: actingforclimate@gmail.com

Facebook: @actingforclimate

Instagram: @actingforclimate