Marie-Gabrielle Rotie was commissioned by Kew Gardens to create a promenade performance through the Temperate House, taking inspiration from the surrounding plants and from the enormous handing sculpture by internationally celebrated artist Chiharu Shiota
Butoh-informed dancers and live artists, under the artistic direction of Marie-Gabrielle Rotie performed a series of vignettes.
They embodied the flower in its stages of blooming, fragrance and decay, to underscore the transience of all existence.
The work builds upon Rotie's current work investigating gardens, plant life and performance
Invited solo dancers:
Eeva Maria Mutka
Composed and live sound by Nick Parkin
Costumes by Yuliya Krylova
Photography by Keiko Ikeuchi