Landscape (1989)

24 - 25 November, 2018


A razed forest, a cluster of blooming mushrooms, and two people journeying towards the horizon. One foot in front of the other.

As of 2018, The Doomsday Clock is the closest it’s ever been to midnight. In an age of climate change and nuclear anxiety, we like to tell stories about apocalypse, disaster, endings. This isn’t quite one of those stories.

Combining text, choreography and music, Landscape (1989) is a slow zoom-in on an Oregon National Park and the people passing through. Following their award-winning debut show CELEBRATION, Emergency Chorus present a meditation on forgotten histories and lost futures, asking what we do when there’s nowhere left to go.

Quotes & Reviews


CELEBRATION was described as:

“★★★★ A touching and thought-provoking theatrical gift.”

The Stage


“A gawky evocation of the present moment... I want to see what comes next.”



“A unique and mesmerising cocktail of stand-up, dance, poetry and song."

Sunday Times Magazine

Winner of the Sunday Times Playwriting Award

Winner of the NSDF Festgoer's Award

The Company


Ben and Clara make live performance which engages with the contemporary moment with energy and playfulness. We like loud music, costume changes and getting sweaty.

Cast & Creatives



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