(A DANCE ADAPTATION OF GILLIAN WHITELEY’S BE A CITIZEN PAMPHLETEER!)
(Instant Dissidence) Rita Marcalo
Rita Marcalo is a Portuguese choreographer, Artistic Director of Instant Dissidence. Between September and October 2018 she undertook One Last Dance – An Chéad Damhsa: a two-month perambulating dance between Guildford (the location she lived in when she first arrived in the UK as an Erasmus student in 1994) and Cloughjordan (the rural Irish village that she is moving to post-Brexit).
Instant Dissidence (www.instantdissidence.org) is Rita’s way of bringing different artists together, in different combinations, to realise different ideas. It is a socially-engaged practice where the company foregrounds the role that dance/choreography can play as a social engine: we are ‘artivists’ who believe in the power of connecting art and social consciousness.