Glaciers are slow-moving rivers of ice that form from an accumulation of snow over many years. Around 10% of the world’s land surface is currently covered by glaciers, which store around 70% of the Earth’s freshwater. Glacier is a cultural symbol for Switzerland, but also for all countries situated themselves in the glaciers found on nearly every continent. Since 2017, Swiss scientists had already proposed to slow down the malign of the Swiss alps by the use of artificial snow or blankets. In 2019, Iceland also held funerals for the first glacier lost to climate change.
"Meet the Glaciers" offers an embodied experience, integrated with anthropological, scientific, political, and humanitarian perspectives, inviting the audience to feel the state of being of the glaciers. It encourages us to surrender to our senses and allow the performance to guide us through the emotions in facing the loss of glaciers.