Instant Dissidence is a UK/Ireland-based company directed by Rita Marcalo. It is her way of bringing different artists together, in different combinations, to realise different ideas: through Instant Dissidence she invents ways of offering other people art experiences. Rita’s practice began in dance/choreography but eventually she was more interested in communicating concepts than in sticking to a particular art form.
She began collaborating with others to create work in different media, and today she brings in people from different areas to solve creative problems. Instant Dissidence is also a socially-engaged practice where the company foregrounds the role that dance/choreography can play as a social engine: they are ‘artivists’ who believe in the power of connecting art and social consciousness. More information can be found here.