Create News 33 – Meditations on the role of the artist in the age of impending collapse
Rita Marcalo is the Artistic Director of Instant Dissidence, a dance company based in Cloughjordan Ecovillage. As a socially and ecologically engaged company, Instant Dissidence foregrounds the role of dance as a social engine.
In 2020 Rita was awarded the Create and SIRIUS Arts Centre Artist Residency Award, funded through the Arts Council of Ireland’s Artist in the Community Scheme, which is managed by Create.
The residency took place within the wider context of Instant Dissidence’s work in dance and the climate emergency. This issue of Create News features the edited transcript of a talk given by Rita at Nordic Street Conference organised by PASSAGE festival / Helsingør Teater (Denmark and Sweden) on 10th June 2022. Rita’s participation at the conference was scheduled as part of Instant Dissidence’s European tour of SlowMo, funded by Perform Europe.
related programme Artist in the Community Scheme