8 April | £12
Showroom Studio | 7-7.45pm
Antonio de la Fe | CRY (a durational performance)
Crying – an act of extreme sadness or blissful joy. It can be seen as an act of powerlessness, yet crying could be the opposite. Let’s CRY at will and repossess it as an action for dissent.
Showroom Big Space | 7.30pm
Nick Field | Work Play (extract)
Why do we fetishise work and the virtues associated with being ‘hardworking’? From joyfully executed stationery porn to pumping house, you’ll never look at pritt stick the same way again.
Vivian Chinasa Ezugha | Maasai more than man more than colour
My name is Maasia, I am the image of the old, a concept of a new world. The ‘more than’ is the acceptance of our strength, the joy in our pain. We are joyful in our sadness, standing tall like the giants of the forest, roaring with the fierceness of lions.
Marikiscrycrycry | SAD KING
SAD KING is a solo choreography that is the result of intensive movement investigation as a means to arrive towards the political discourse imprinted onto my body. Specifically, SAD KING looks at the very material of joyousness, and all of its slippages.
Thomas Körtvélyessy | medvetánc [bear dance] degrees of (in)tangiblity : Savage
Drawing from Eurasian traditions of bear dances and dancing bears, Hungarian-German choreographer Thomas Körtvélyessy performs a striptease about personal desire, in an intersectional balance of stereotypes, hegemony, and popular music & imagery, in continuous exchange with the audience and potentially close encounters of the hairy kind.
Marikiscrycrycry | $elfie$”
$elfie$” is a solo choreography that is built at the intersection of blackness, queerness, and post-nationalist desire. Inevitably seeking an aesthetic space that is both unapologetic in conjuring pluralism, and also critical in discussions around identity under resurgent nationalism, the work arrives at its dismissal of the failed project.
Showroom Big Space | 9pm til late
Snooze Fabric | Wake Up!
Celebrating the power and expression of the individual and individual thinking incorporating themes of protest, disruption and improvisation, Wake Up! is evening of art, music and spoken word featuring Marcel, The Diabolical Doc Strange,Tom Spooner, Tizer, Busk & Wayne Snooze.
Wake Up! is free for all Joy & Dissent ticket holders or £5 on the door.