Instant Dissidence Dance Workshop

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Instant Dissidence bring their dance workshop to Bristol

Instant Dissidence joins us in Bristol for a one-off workshop at Trinity Arts Centre.

Storytelling and movement – a practical movement workshop by Instant Dissidence, based on the company’s methodology for developing SlowMo

How do we make dances from personal stories? As a workshop participant, you will experience and play with processes that the company utilised to transform stories into dances in order to create SlowMo. We ask that you bring a short personal story to the workshop: the story should be hand-written, half an A4 page, and it should be about a place you have lived in in the past, or a place you have visited (anywhere other than Bristol). The workshop will be led by Instant Dissidence’s Artistic Director Rita Marcalo and one other member of the company.

All bodies and abilities are welcome at this workshop, though some experience in dance may be preferable.

This project has been generously supported by Perform Europe.

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  • About The Artist

    Instant Dissidence tours the world in a responsible way, seeking stories and connections as they go. 

    Centred around climate change and activism, Instant Dissidence are artists and activists seeking to reduce the environmental impact of their work, including travelling slowly and sustainably, living consciously and working with partners that do the same.

  • With support of...

    With the support of Perform Europe as part of the SlowMoConnecting Cloughjordan Ecovillage to continental Europe via land, sea, and dance project. Perform Europe is an EU-funded project aimed to rethink how performing arts works are presented across borders in a more inclusive sustainable and balanced way by testing new touring and distribution practices and providing policy recommendations for a future EU support scheme. This 18-month journey includes a research phase, launching a digital platform, testing a support scheme, and designing policy recommendations. Perform Europe is funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and co-managed by a Consortium of 5 organisations:IETM–International network for contemporary performing arts, the European Festivals Association (EFA), Circostrada, EDN–EuropeanDancehouse Network, and IDEA Consult. In partnership with Ipogia Skini (Cyprus),Fondazione Romaeuropa (Italy), Helsingor Teater (Denmark), VastsvenskaTurnerande SommarTeatern (VTST) (Sweden),and In Between Time (United Kingdom).The initial development ofSlowMowas originally commissioned by Buffer Fringe Festival (Cyprus), funded by the arts council of Ireland, with additional support by IMPACT (Imagining Together–Platform for Arts, Culture, and ConflictTransformation) and additional development funding by the Centre Culturel Irlandais (Paris). An Instant Dissidenceproduction.

Image credit: Cristina Tavares

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