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Dancing with Strangers: From Calais to England

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‘Surprising, challenging, transgressive and exciting' The Guardian

An act of refusal, a dance of absence

A woman on the street with outstretched arms, her t-shirt asks ‘Dance With Me.’ Will you accept her invitation?  

Rita Marcalo has been talking and dancing with refugees in the Calais ‘Jungle’, where thousands are precariously encamped. The result is a series of powerful duets performed with people on the streets of Bristol, each one an act of hope and a connection completed by you.

Rita Marcalo (as Addisu Tariku) and Martin Green, performing at Freedom Festival in Hull. Footage © Francesca Lumb.

Banner Image © Matt Cawrey for Journeys Festival International

Other Images © Tamsin Drury for Hazard and © Julia Bauer for Tempting Failure 2016

Dancing With Strangers: From England to Calais

Two women hugging.
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  • Touring Information

    Reviews
    ‘You have the power to move, and do something to help.’ Maddy Costa

     

    Production details
    ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/PERFORMER/DESIGNER: Rita Marcalo
    PARTICIPANT CHOREOGRAPHERS: Addisu Tariku, Yodite Melku, Johnoy Miller and Abdul Rehman
    FILM EDITING/DESIGNER: Lucy Barker
    HUMANITARIAN WORKER: Ifty Patel
    MEDIA SOCIOLOGIST: Maria Rovisco
    RESIDENCY VOLUNTEER: Mahvash Tariq
    PROJECT MANAGER: Kristina Lomas
    NUMBER OF PEOPLE ON STAGE: 2
    NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN TOURING COMPANY: 2
    FREIGHT: None
    TOURING AVAILABILITY: March 2017 onwards
    SCALE OF VENUE: Small-scale (one-on-one performance)
    MINIMUM PERFORMANCE SPACE: 3m x 3m
    TEXT-BASED: Medium (some text with a strong visual/physical element)

    At IBT17
    VENUE: Arnolfini
    PRODUCTION DATES: 10-12th February
    PRODUCTION TIMES: Various
    DURATION: 11am to 5pm (each one-on-one performance was approximately 10 minutes)

    Contact
    EMAIL: info@instantdissidence.co.uk

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