From the morning of March 29th until the morning of March 30th, a twenty-four-hour celebration of the arts will mark a planned exit.
Whatever happens, Making an EXIT will chart a unique, unrepeatable journey through performance at Chisenhale Dance Space. We invite you to come explore what it means to be apart together and discover what matters most as we face the unknown. This marathon of art will open and close with a breakfast, framing twenty-four hours of history. Join us and feast your senses on twenty-four encounters, provocations, events, and surprises in between these ceremonial gatherings.
Curated by Chisenhale Dance Space members Antigone Avdi, Antonio de la Fe, Rachel Gomme, Timothy Trimingham Lee, and Danai Pappa, Making an Exit will feature a dazzling range of creativity mapping space and time through transformation, communion, invention, and play.
Experience boundaries blur, assumptions fly, and worlds tremble as we move collectively into the future with a new sun rising.
Chisenhale Dance Space will be ‘Exit only’ between the hours of 11pm and 6am. Please arrive before that.
This project is supported by the Chisenhale Dance Members’ Allotment Fund.
About the Curators:
Danai Pappa is a dance maker and movement teacher. She balances explosive dynamism with poise, grace, and humour. She synthesises her knowledge of archaeology, museum studies, body conditioning and dance into a performance language. Her focus is performance in visual art venues. Danai is a founding member of Agony Art.
Timothy Trimingham Lee
Tim is a Bermudian theatre-maker with extensive UK and international experience. He is an Associate Lecturer of Music Theatre at London Studio Centre. Recently, he collaborated with Adam Welsh on There but for the grace of God (go I) at Soho Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, and ARC Stockton.
Rachel Gomme is an interdisciplinary artist working in performance and installation. Rachel’s work has been presented in galleries, on stage, and as site-specific projects throughout the UK and internationally. She has collaborated with Gary Stevens, Marie-Gabrielle Rotie, Philipp Gehmacher and Tino Sehgal. She’s a member of the Strange Names Collective.
Antonio de la Fe
Antonio is a performer and choreographer (finalist of The Place Prize 2011). They have worked with Florence Peake, Matthias Sperling, Eva Recacha and others, and their work has been performed in the UK and Europe. Antonio initiated OPENLAB, a laboratory for performance and shared practice at Chisenhale Dance Space.
Originally from Greece, Antigone moved to the UK to undertake an MA in post-modern architecture. On completion in 1993, she began her studies in contemporary dance. Between 2011 and 2015 she co-curated Agony Art. She has worked with Yvonne Rainer, Rosemary Lee, Tino Sehgal, Rahel Vonmoos, Iris Karayan amongst others.