Making an EXIT

Making an EXIT

Fri 29th – Sat 30th March
8am – 8am | Performance Studio

£15  Standard Ticket
£20 with one breakfast
£24 with two breakfasts

Tickets available on the door (no longer available online).

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From the morning of March 29th to the morning of March 30th, a 24-hour celebration of the arts will mark the planned exit from the EU.

Whatever happens, Making an EXIT will chart a unique, unrepeatable journey through performance. We invite you to 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 24 hours of history. Join us and feast your senses on 24 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 uncertainty of the future.

Full schedule now announced. Including:

Hannah Ballou
António Branco and Ricardo Tarocco
Mariana Camiloti
Katye Coe
Rob Hart
Cath Hoffmann
The Hypocrites
Susan Kempster
Timothy Trimingham Lee
Hamish MacPherson
Monsur Mansoor
Rita Marcalo – Instant Dissidence
Hari Marini – PartSuspended
Patricia Okenwa
Alisa Oleva
Claudia Palazzo
SALSAROSA (Stella Papi and Elisa Vassena)
Sara Ruddock
Petra Söör
Neal Spowage
Tate n Lyle
Pepa Ubera
Mil Vukovic Smart
Kasia Witek

Tickets allow multiple entries and exits to the event until 11 PM, and then ‘Exit only’ until 6am. 

This project is supported by the Chisenhale Dance Members’ Allotment Fund and Arts Council England Project Grants.


About the Curators:

Danai Pappa
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
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.

Antigone Avdi
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.