Vision Mechanics’ site-specific performance was conceived, designed and directed by Kim Bergsagel. It fuses aerial artistry, dance, shadow, sound and light.  In autumn 2014 Embrace toured to Scottish woodlands and the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh.

Vision Mechanics developed Embrace in India with puppeteers and dancers from Darpana Theatre Company, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Click here to view  Developing Embrace with Darpana

Embrace is inspired by Amrita Devi who in 1730 sacrificed her life trying to protect the trees that surrounded her village. In the 1970s her story influenced women in the Himalayas to launch an environmental protest. The Chipko movement was led by rural women trying to save the environment that was crucial to their economic survival.(“Chipko= Embrace”).

Embrace is a celebration of those who have made a difference, and the knowledge that each one of us has the power to do so.

Tour Dates in 2014

Calgary Art in Nature, Isle of Mull
Fri 19 & Sat 20 Sept (Previews)
at 8pm, 8.30pm and 9pm

Evanton Community Wood, Easter Ross
Fri 26 & Sat 27 Sept
at 7.30pm, 8pm and 8.30pm

Wilderness Wood, Livingston
Fri 3 & Sat 4 Oct
at 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Wed 8, Thur 9, Fri 10, Sat 11 Oct
at 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.45pm

Falkland Centre for Stewardship, Fife
Thur 16, Fri 17, Sat 18 Oct
at 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm


Embrace was made possible due to the support of Creative Scotland’s Quality Production Fund.

It was also supported by Calgary Farmhouse and Arts & Business Scotland.