Friday, 11 December 2015

Ovid's Garden

Ovid's Garden - December 2015 - Winterbourne House and Garden
Avid for Ovid are very excited to announce that in summer 2016 we will be performing at the official opening of Ovid's Garden at Winterbourne House and Gardens, a unique Grade II listed heritage site.
Ovid's Garden forms part of University of Birmingham postgraduate Miriam Bay's PhD exploring the invocation of classical mythographer Ovid in Italian Renaissance gardens. Designed by acclaimed landscape designer Kathryn Aalto, in Miriam's own words, 'the purpose of this garden is to recreate the plantings of the past, enabling me to explore how Italian Renaissance gardens were designed to impart narrative, retelling ancient mythology through botany and its inherent symbolism.' Needless to say, we are thrilled to have been invited to perform in this beautiful, multi-sensory living museum...

The team made a first site visit to Ovid's Garden yesterday and, despite the heavy December rain, were very excited by the different performance possibilities with which the garden presents us – both in terms of space and of subject matter. Now to work on new episodes inspired by Ovid's narratives of the plants in this garden...

Date and time of performance to be announced shortly...

 

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