Enlighten Festival at the Gardens

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This year's Enlighten Festival event at the ANBG, Symbiosis, is accompanied by free daytime guided walks on the theme of symbiotic plant relationships in nature.


5 – 14 March 2021

Join an exclusive after dark walking tour through the Australian National Botanic Gardens with illuminated live dance, music and spoken word. Experience a unique sensory work created by award winning dance company, Australian Dance Party and collaborating artists.

This intimate open-air experience explores the volatility of the natural world in the age of the Anthropocene. An embodied study of symbiotic relationships: parasitism, mutualism and commensalism, provokes a crucial reflection on human-ecological relationships. The work re-positions the human as a part of nature, and the response-ability we hold in shaping our ecological future.

For further information and bookings visit https://enlightencanberra.com/program/symbiosis/

Symbiosis: The Art of Living Together

Wed 3 March, Sat 6 March, Mon 8 March, Fri 12 March or Sun 14 March @ 2:00 pm

Discover symbiotic plant relationships in nature on this free guided walk. Meet a Volunteer Guide at the clock near the rainforest bridge at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Bookings not required. Created in conjunction with Australian Dance Party | Symbiosis as part of Enlighten.