Performances of This Tree Listens by ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ take place Sunday, June 4 at 4:00pm in Victoria Park/Willow River, 32 Dill St, Kitchener. This Tree Listens is presented by musical partners Open Ears Festival as part of the CAFKA.23 biennial ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™’๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ˆ๐™š.

This Tree Listens is a site-specific, hour-long, family friendly presentation created by Erin Donovan (artistic director/musician), Yvonne Ng (choreographer) and Lori Gemmell (musician) alongside other improvising movers and musicians. Audiences and performers will move through a series of performances and meditations in Victoria Park at a gentle pace, deeply listening to what is around us in new and unusual ways. While taking in the sights and sounds in the park, can we imagine that the treesโ€”one tree in particularโ€”may also be listening to us?

Hear Here Productions creates site specific work in the music, dance, theatre, film and visual art realms that is relevant to a particular time and place. Our work provides a vibrant way to tell stories and celebrate culture while welcoming a diverse audience of every age and background. We work with the highest level of artistry, while presenting art in approachable and accessible ways.

๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐„๐š๐ซ๐ฌ ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ has been combining installations with performance, mixing up musical genres, and working in alternative venues since 1998. Their events focus on art of listening. Featuring a mix of local, national and international artists, Open Ears performances feature ensembles from string quartets, chamber orchestras, and choirs to turntable art, multimedia, performance art, and dance. They present music in traditional concert halls and churches, as well as alternative spaces, including abandoned buildings, coffee shops, and civic squares and parks.

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