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TF2016 Day 2 - Evening

  • Descartes Gallery & Theatre Utopia 1 Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street Croydon, CR0 1FF UK (map)

Day 2 - Evening.

Xavier De Sousa - Post

There is a word in Portuguese that signifies a constant need for completeness, for wholeness: ‘saudade’. Untranslatable, the word alludes to living in a constant state of longing for what is now gone, a desire for presence as opposed to absence. We live in an ever shifting political and geographical landscape. As a generation that grew up into an open-doors Europe and the advances of the internet, we have been accustomed to travel, exchange, engage with and collaborate with people with different nationalities from us. The freedom of movement has allowed us to expand our knowledge of what ‘place’ and ‘borders’ mean. ‘Post’ is an exploration of what it means to be a migrant, of constantly inhabiting a ‘national limbo’ and failing to be adhering to border and identity-defining norms.

Hollie Miller - Stigmata

The soul expresses itself as a body. Source of temptation and torment, the body is also a beloved companion and facilitator. Flesh as weight that pulls down the spirit.

Malik Nashad Sharpe (marikiscrycrycry) - A S S I M I L A T I O N

A S S I M I L A T I O N is a solo choreography that cogently collects images placed together in order to secure multilogical Afrofuturity. The imbrication of queer, anarchist, and pro-Black ontologies alongside a current state of socio-political affairs creates choreographic systems that suggest new existential possibilities through recalling and re-situating the allostatic load (the wearing and tearing of the body due to consistent stress) faced by the Black body as caused by frequent abuse, and also as the ripest site for radical discourse.

Clive Henry & Yol - Boxed In

Cardboard noise, caveman Houdini (low rent), contaminated recycling. &

Rita Marcalo (Instant Dissidence) - Dancing With Strangers: from Calais to England (Film Version)

This is a 10-minute documentary film of the devising process in Calais to accompany the performance that took place in the streets of Croydon.  Find out more about today's performances by clicking here.  The film will offer an insight into the company’s time in Calais running the ‘dance tent’ and creating the project, and it will feature interviews with the Calais-based participants and the rest of the team: media sociologist Maria Rovisco, humanitarian worker Ifty Patel, film-maker Lucy Barker, and artist Rita Marcalo. and

Daniel Holmes - Dialogue

'Dan has words. Lots and lots of words. Some might say too many. Heartfelt words. Meaningless words. Words of frustration. Words of regret. Words of joy. Words for him, for you, for people who don't exist. Words that aren't actually words. Words that are just sounds. Words you wish you'd said. Words you wish he hadn't. Dan has words. Lots and lots of words. But whose voice is his? Speak.'

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TF2016 Day 3 - Gallery