Event info

dance for plants workshop

  • with Kat Staub

In this workshop we will investigate the practise of dancing for plants. We will collectively try to discover and unfold the human-plant relationship through dancing, writing, drawing and singing. We will try to decolonize our imagination and listen to the stories the plants are helping us to host. Dancing for plants can be seen as a community, a performance, an act of care, a wish to learn and de-learn.

The workshops wish to offer an active learning-space as we learn through engaging physically, through movement, through dance and rendering an already existing relationship visible and fueling it. After dancing we will practise re-telling our experience of dancing for plants with each other. As a facilitator I will strive to make the workshop open to different strategies to engage in this collective question on what it means to dance for plants based on the participants' own questions and personal experiences.

You don’t need any dance or art background to participate in the workshop. Just a curiosity and interest in the theme we are working with. We will be moving, but it will be in relation to the bodies present in space and their physical and emotional situatedness. The workshop is striving to be accessible for anybody and any body. If you have any questions in relation to this or other questions to the workshop in general feel free to get in touch with the facilitator Kat, on :


Workshop will be at Dansverkstæðið from 31st August - 3rd September between 10:00-14:30.

The space is wheelchair accessible.

About dance for plants

dance for plants is an international dance collective and research group dedicated to the creation and articulation of the practice of dancing for plants. Together they dance to investigate and explore the complex and multiple relationships humans entertain with their plants. Their stage is where these stories are told and made more visible. www.danceforplants.com

About Kat Staub

Kat Staub is a choreographer and dancer. Within the practice of facilitating through making and performing dance to developing experimental formats, the essential matter for Kat is unfolding in the question of what it means to have knowledge on the body. From an eco-feminist and personal-political perspective she investigates dance and storytelling as tools to dismantle patriarchal structures from within. She holds a BA in choreography from the University of Arts in Berlin. www.linktr.ee/katstaub


Plöntutíð is a new theater- and performance arts festival that will be held for the second time during the 3rd - 5th September. The festival is a platform for artists who work with nature and strive to move beyond anthropocentric performing arts. The performance pieces on the festival are made for plants, in collaboration with plants and even performed by plants.

During Plöntutíð, workshops and a number of stage works will be shown in unconventional spaces around Reykjavík and Kópavogur. The program will be formally launched with a streamed performance called "Thank You for Keeping Me Alive" by Wiola Ujazdowska. The second day, Saturday, is dedicated to the youngsters and family time. The BRUM soundwalk by the performing arts group Trigger Warning takes off in Heiðmörk, then a Plant Theater workshop in Gerðarsafn with Lóa Björk Björnsdóttir is from one to three and the happening The Youth in the Woods will be performed by teenagers led by Ásrún Magnúsdóttir in Öskjuhlíð at four o'clock. In the evening, Jakub Ziemann and Yelena Arakelow receive people in a food experience called Dear Carrot, sorry I forgot you out in the cold. Eva Halldóra Guðmundsdóttir and Vigfús Karl Sigfússon will premiere the soundscape Plöntusnúður for party-thirsty plants in the empty space in Skeljanes. On the last day of the festival, The Plant Becoming Project offers a bus trip around Kleifarvatn in Reykjanes and there will be a Plant Theater in The Botanical Garden in Reykjavík. Finally, there will be an opportunity for the curious to go on a sensational journey in Ecosexuality with Íris Stefanía Skúladóttir and experience the earth as a lover.

Plöntutíð is funded by the Bank of Iceland Entrepreneurship Fund, the Reykjavík Arts and Culture Council, the Kópavogur Arts and Culture Council and the Children's Culture Fund of Iceland. Thank you!!!

You can read more about Plöntutíð at plontutid.com.

COVID-19 information

The festival will be held in one way or another and follows all the regulations on restrictions on gatherings due to the pandemic. Most events take place outdoors and in small groups of people that are closely linked. At the few indoor events and where it is more difficult to maintain the one-metre proximity limit, masks will be required. For more information, contact plontutid@gmail.com.