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Dance company Instant Dissidence share three dances, bringing the stories of three locals to life in Bristol city centre. Follow the dancers along the street on their journey and experience Broadmead in a whole new light. 

Against a bespoke soundtrack, the outdoor dance work transforms the stories of people from Bristol and beyond, recounting tales from their travels.  

Instant Dissidence are spending the spring and summer of 2022 travelling through Europe via land and sea sustainably to make the world become a smaller and far more connected place. In the face of climate emergency, SlowMo offers us a way to create connections across barriers and borders whilst cherishing our planet. 

Join them as they deliver dances as gifts on Bristol’s streets. 


This project has been generously supported by Perform Europe.

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    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.

  • Sustainability Pledge

    • Instant Dissidence only travel by train or ferry when touring their work 
    • Each ticket sold helps plant trees

Image credit: Jemma Stein

  • 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.