The Fourth R: reduce, reuse, recycle, Revolutionize is an interdisciplinary presentation that fuses climate science, dance and video projections together. It is an energized look into the people and behaviours that fuel one of the most pressing topics on planet Earth: global warming. The piece revolves around three emblematic characters who are the major players in this crisis. Those that produce, those that consume and those that will inevitably suffer. Through this powerful presentation, our mission is to inspire young people to become advocates for the planet. We perform in and around this upcoming Earth Day at St. Anne's Anglican Church Theatre Space. Following the debut, the company will tour Canada performing at Fringe Festivals (Montreal, Charlottetown, Edmonton, Halifax).
The project's long-term goal is to have the presentation tour every April/May for the next five years, working with schools to incorporate more climate focus into their school community. We hope that when a school brings the Fourth R to their school, they pledge to become an eco-school; participating in composting programs, boomerang lunches, initiatives to encourage carpooling/biking/busing to school and celebrating or starting an eco-club. If children don't learn about the importance of sustainability, how can we expect them to grow into adults that will care? To ensure success in our project, Dance Fachin promises to follow up with schools bi-annually.