Please Note:  Sadly, my website was hacked and much of the recent information has been reverted to older versions, recent information deleted and formatting changed: so sadly, it is not up-to-date…so, please bear that in mind as you peruse about…I am aiming to rectify the problems as soon as possible.  Your understanding is appreciated, Bronwyn.

about me...

  • ecological site-specific performance • author • earthBODYment™ • action theater™ • off-the-grid living • 

Bronwyn Preece is a site-specific, improvisational performer, community Applied Theatre practitioner, butoh dancer, author, walking and visual eARThist continuously engaging with notions of embodiment and reciprocity, artistically interrogating the dichotomies between culture and 'nature,'self and 'environment’.

Melding art and activism, performance and politics, she is currently pursuing her PhD through the University of Huddersfield, using improvisation as her means to explore the metaphoric and material overlaps and meanings of ‘ecology’ and ‘disability’ within and for our current age/climatic crisis, from within the embodied experience of someone with Wilson’s Disease. 

She holds a MA and BFA (with Distinction) in Applied Theatre. Bronwyn's MA graduate work saw her facilitating a SSHRC-funded multi-month community-devised, site-specific/sensitive/sensuous cross-generational and cross-cultural performance Performing the Ecology of Place: Embodying an Eco-Cultural 'Living History' on Lasqueti Island/Xwe'etay.

Bronwyn is the pioneer of earthBODYment: a process of participatory and exploratory engagement as well as an orientation towards performance: signified by the embodiment of reciprocal presence.  She became Canada’s first certified teacher of Action Theater™, studying with Master Improvisor Ruth Zaporah for over 15 years.

Bronwyn is based out her off-the-grid homestead on Lasqueti Island, BC, Canada.

 

                                                

  Bronwyn with Joanna Macy, 2010                      Bronwyn with Dorothy Heathcote, 2009              Bronwyn with Ruth Zaporah, 2009

Bronwyn with Peter O'Connor, 2010