Body Of Land

Anonymous Ensemble has conceived of Body of Land as a project that we will adapt for each green space in which it is presented in collaboration with the human community associated with that particular body of land.

Anonymous Ensemble’s Body of Land: Westbrook Memorial Garden is an organic/technological performance that features the plants of the Crown Heights garden, voiced by the community that sustains them. The play focuses on a contested strip of land that is currently a vibrant pollinator garden, but is actually owned by the adjacent property and is now at risk of being sold to developers. The plants have something to say about this and invite you to listen.

Premiered on Sunday October 8th, 2023

Excerpt from Anonymous Ensemble’s Body of Land: Westbrook Memorial Garden
with peeks into the “making of”

Snakeroot – Abigail Welhouse
Lavender – David Hodorowski
Rose of Sharon – Eucklyn McCrae
Sunflower – Khalil
Peppermint – Lauren Rosenfield
Black Eyed Susan – Melly Denizard
Spearmint – Olivia Vadnais
New England Aster – Paula Young
Sedum – Rasheem Williams
Butterfly Bush – Rosendo Baizar
Sage – Timicia Jacobs
Performance – Jessica Weinstein
Music – Liz Davito
Lights – Lucrecia Briceño
Video – Eamonn Farrell

Body of Land was made possible by the support of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the Broadway Green Alliance