On Friday 29 March, the day that Britain was to exit, we will screen One Last Dance. One Last Dance – An Chéad Damhsa is a perambulating dance between Guildford (the location Rita lived in when she first arrived in the UK as an Erasmus student in 1994) and Cloughjordan (the rural Irish village that she is moving to post-Brexit).
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. Each EU citizen choreographed a section of One Last Dance, and all choreographic sections are linked to one another via linear accumulation. As she danced she encountered arts organisations which have been part of her work in the UK over the past 24 years. At each of these encounters she performed One Last Dance to the accumulative stage that it was at.
As she entered the island of Ireland, the work shifted into its next stage: An Chéad Damhsa, which in English means My First Dance.
Join us at any point from 2pm until 7pm as we watch as she reaches her final destination (Cloughjordan), leading to the entire accumulated choreography.