From Dancing With Strangers (taking place around Europe in December 2013), to a piece looking at cooking and dancing as parallel processes (Caramel, commissioned by Theatre in the Mill, touring nationally Spring 2014), to a piece happening in a parked car (Choreographic Perambulations, commissioned by Corners, Pogon and Theatre in the Mill), to an augmented reality choreography for bus stops (bus.stop.dance., commissioned by the Jerwood Choreographic Research Project), this programme of work seeks to engage spectators’ bodies, as well as their minds. Marcalo has been the recipient of various awards in the UK and abroad (Jerwood, Corners, SEAS X, Interact, Creative Futures, CETL, Lisa Ullman, Erasmus). She is a published writer in the area of performance and is currently editing a pilot e-publication on choreography which will be launched in 2014. She regularly runs workshops, classes and artist talks in higher education, as well as in the community, in both the UK and abroad. So this is her biography, but it all just boils down to the fact that she loves choreographing more than anything else, and tries to spend as much of time doing it as possible!
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Rita Marcalo is a choreographer and artistic director of Bradford-based company Instant Dissidence. As a company they are currently developing a programme of work entitled Less Bums on Seats and More Bodies in Space, in partnership with Dance4.
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