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TF2016 Day 2 - Rita Marcalo (Instant Dissidence)

Day 2 - Street Intervention: Croydon.

Free Performance.

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

A choreographic act of border transgression.

A woman on the street with outstretched arms and a t-shirt that says ‘Dance With Me’.

Will you accept her invitation?

Rita Marcalo (Instant Dissidence) is going to ask you to dance. She’s been dancing with refugees in ‘The Jungle’ camp in Calais and they have created a series of duets that they would like to perform with a person in England. As none of them is able to cross the border, if you accept Rita’s invitation you will (through her and the exchanged gift of dance), perform a duet with one of those refugees. Dance with a stranger and complete the connection.

And if, by any chance, any of the refugees featured in the project manage to cross over into England before our Tempting Failure performance date, they will take over from Rita and perform their own role in the duet.

A 10-minute documentary film of the devising process in Calais will also be screened, click here for more details and

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Dancing With Strangers:From Calais to England is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with additional funding/support from The People’s Street Kitchen, the University of the Arts Helsinki, Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Bradford Festival, Tempting Failure Festival, University of Leicester, York St John University, and Hull Dance. An Instant Dissidence production.

Rita Marcalo is supported with generous sponsorship of these companies.
Earlier Event: July 22
TF2016 Day 2 - Gallery
Later Event: July 22
TF2016 Day 2 - Evening