One Last Dance – An Chéad Damhsa is a perambulating dance between Guildford (the location that Rita Marcarlo lived in when she first arrived in the UK as an Erasmus student in 1994) and Cloughjordan (the rural Irish village that she has moved to post-Brexit).
Following the Brexit vote, One Last Dance – An Chéad Damhsa is her ‘final love letter’ to the UK. As she danced her way through the UK she met (and stayed with) other EU citizens who walked/danced part of the way with her, including Fred Dalmasso. Each EU citizen choreographed a section of One Last Dance, and all choreographic sections are linked to one another. Eventually, she reached her final destination Cloughjordan, where she performed the entire accumulated choreography.
The 2-month perambulating dance is documented on film. She hopes that the work will have contributed to an increased awareness around the Home Office’s hostile environment policy towards immigration in general, and more specifically to those EU citizens who will acquire settled status in the UK.
The film with all destinations will be played in full between 2PM and 5PM.
From 5PM until 7PM we will play the destinations of your choice, using a simple vote and the people present.
Feel free to drop in at any point and stay for as long as you wish.