A Podcast for All Animals

Animals of Manchester (including HUMANZ) was an interactive Live Art experience created by Sibylle Peters (Theatre of Research) and LADA for the Manchester International Festival 2019 which posed questions about the relationship between humanz and non-human animals.

Taking place over the Festival’s final weekend, audiences were invited to follow a trail through Whitworth Park and Gallery, and take part in all kinds of animal encounters. Across a series of installations and performances, children, families and adults alike explored their relationships with fellow species, and were invited to become a citizen of our alternative city, and share ideas on how to improve relationships between species.

Led by the child ambassadors, this podcast was recorded across the weekend of the project and explores how we can live better alongside other animals and asks – what can we learn from them?

This is a podcast for ALL animals. Featuring Sibylle Peters, Lois Keidan from the LADA plus contributions from artists Angela Bartram and Katharina Duve.

This recording would not have been possible without the children and animals of Manchester – a big thank you to Jonas, Amar, Abdullah, Kitty, Willem, Tabrez, Awais, Mustafa, Grace, Emmett, Martha and Dexter, Dolly, George and Diane, Archie and Sami, Carly and Tricia, Petal the cow and Cheeseburger the budgie.

Music by Martin Rach and Vicky Clarke.
Hosted by Isaiah Hull. Produced by Katie Callin.
A Reduced Listening and Manchester International Festival production.

Listen on MIF's website, or Spotify

Banner image credit:

Design by David Caines

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