NESTING is Terri Hron’s third Bird on a Wire solo project. In 2010, Terri began clearing brush and cleaning a small stand of forest on Île Audet, a small island on a lake in the Appalachian hills of Quebec, in an effort to improve its health and accessibility. As a way to deal with the deadfall and refuse material, she started making nest-like structures in the woods, as invitations for wildlife both real and mythical. In 2013, she invited a number of artists to come and interact with these structures, recording and collecting these activities. Finally in 2016, she worked with three choreographers – Lina Cruz, Hannah Fischer and Adam Kinner – to create a set of pieces woven together with the strands and memories that had been collected, bringing the wild life of the forest onto the stage. While there is no narrative, the pieces connect through their roots on the island, each highlighting a different physical and emotional connection to the environment, to our stewardship of it and the inspiration it brings.



WORK (choreography: Adam Kinner)
DREAM (performances by Hannah Fischer and Catherine Thompson)
BUILD (choreography: Hannah Fischer)
NEST (choreography: Lina Cruz)

directed, composed and performed by Terri Hron

total time: 50 minutes

Creation team:
Philip Fortin: camera
Catherine Thompson: shamisen
Meva Creative Mind: accessories

NESTING is a modular piece that can be performed in various ways, depending on the nature and equipment in a space. For full documentation, click the names of the parts above.