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The Army: Performance and workshop at Whitechapel Gallery

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Time 18:00
Date 02/08/18
Price Free

A three day empowering workshop and performance, Anton Mirto‘s The Army calls upon you to be brave in an age that promotes fear, by working together and empowering each other.

Running from: Fri 03 - Sun 05 Aug. Performances on Thu 02 Aug.

Operating as impromptu outdoor performances, since June 2016, The Army sees participants unite through a choreographic language of ‘marching drills’ and audible breathing sounds. Embodying ideas surrounding resilience, warriorship, ritual and presence, this ongoing project speaks against apathy and for healing and power.

Interested participants must commit to viewing a 20 minute performance piece, followed by 3 workshops sessions.

Performances: Thursday 02 Aug at 18:00 & 20:00

Workshops:
Friday 03 Aug, 14:00 - 16:30
Saturday 04 Aug, 14:00 - 16:30
Sunday 05 Aug, 14:00 - 16:30

About Anton Mirto

Working under her own name and as former Co-Director of A2company, Anton Mirto has wrapped performers in tinfoil and buried them alive, created a sound installation of whispered apologies and a dance from people jolting to the pop of bubblewrap. At once playful and rigorous, her work is interested in the possibility of social change – and in thinking about the small actions that might build up to bring it about.

Read our interview with Anton, here.