Instant Dissidence: Caramel

Instant Dissidence: Caramel

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You can watch dance, even hear it, but have you ever tried to smell it, to taste it?

Founded in 2002, Instant Dissidence is a Bradford-based performance company which creates conceptually-driven cutting-edge choreographic work. The company works from a place of dissent and is known for its risk-taking approach to performance and for its aesthetic of hyper-romanticism which surprises and wonders. Instant Dissidence’s work often questions what it means to be a performer and an audience member, challenging audiences and inviting them to surrender boundaries.

Caramel is an edible choreography: a cross between a dance and a cooking session, stimulating all five senses.

Choreography tends to be directed at audiences’ aural and visual senses. In a bold move proposing to expand the notion choreography, we present a series of propositions:

  •  What would choreography ‘look’ like if it was led by smell and taste rather than sight and sound?
  •  What would a dramaturgy of taste consist of?
  • Will audiences be willing to go against culturally accepted protocols of behaviour and experience a choreographic work through taste?

It is also a choreography which is about process. An intimate performance experience where audiences:

  • Watch as a dance is created.
  •  Experience the creation of a soundscape.
  • Glimpse theatre lights transforming into sculptures.
  • Engage with the process of cooking caramel.
  • Supply some of the ingredients.
  •  Eat their imagination.

Caramel is touring in Spring 2014:

Saturday 22 February 2014 - Theatre in the Mill, Bradford

Sunday 2 March 2014 - Chelsea Theatre, London

Wednesday 5 March 2014 - York St John University, York

Sunday 9 March 2014 - University of Northampton, Northampton

Wednesday 12 March 2014 - Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Lincoln

Thursday 20 March 2014 - Pavilion Dance, Bournmouth

Wednesday 2 April 2014 - Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester

CARAMEL has been created by Rita Marcalo, Lucy Barker, Gary Winters, Christiane Stroubakis and Thom Shaw, with project management from Natasha Chubbuck and dramaturgy by Ivana Ivkovic 

Caramel is commissioned by the Theatre in the Mill, produced by Dance4, and funded by the Arts Council of England.

If you are interested in booking Caramel please contact Artistic Director, Rita Marcalo: info [at] instantdissidence [dot] co [dot] uk or 07799 852001


Dance4 Producing Team: producingteam [at] dance4 [dot] co [dot] uk or 0115 941 0773


"A brilliant, stunning, unique, tasty and very sweet performance. I loved it. Totally unexpected!" - Audience member

"Something I could not conceive imagining!" - Audience member

"Caramel is a pleasure: it's inspiring to see unique, innovative work, despite these tough times!" - Audience member

"Interesting to see the process of creating something, which we never usually see until the finished product." - Ian Bloomfield, Theatre in the Mill

"Conceptually brilliant!" - The Culture Vulture

 For further information about the company and technical requirements please see the attached file.

Instant Dissidence: Caramel
Instant Dissidence: Caramel
Instant Dissidence: Caramel
Instant Dissidence: Caramel
Instant Dissidence: Caramel
Instant Dissidence: Caramel
Instant Dissidence: Caramel
Instant Dissidence: Caramel
Instant Dissidence: Caramel
Instant Dissidence: Caramel
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