Filles du désert is an historic performance celebrating the land, women and the wild. For half a century the Tremough Estate (now campus) in Penryn was home to a convent school run by the Filles de la Croix. Their teachings were centred on the spiritual and pastoral care of the students, teaching them the value of the land and using the food harvested to nourish those who took residence at the school. Filles du désert explores the body and land as an archive full of stories and histories, each one connected and alive.
Part of Lost Archives
Curated and commissioned by Claire English and Falmouth University