Choreographer & Artistic Director
Directed by Rita Marcalo, Instant Dissidence (www.instantdissidence.org) is a socially-engaged and ecologically-engaged company in the expanded field of dance and, more broadly, body-based practices. It 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. Instant Dissidence also resists the idea of art as an object produced by a special kind of person called the ‘artist’. Instead, its work is co-created in dialogue with (and at times performed by) non-professional artists, and is about issues which matter to them. Instant Dissidence’s work has been commissioned, programmed and funded all over Europe, as well as Canada and Australia.
This session features presentations on dance in rural Ireland with migrant and host communities by Instant Dissidence, a socially-engaged and ecologically-engaged company in the expanded field of dance and body-based practices, the evaluation of a UK based initiative ‘Transforming Leadership’, which is a leadership development programme to inspire, support and promote changemakers from the Hip […]