Dublin Dance Festival

EATING – Spring... As If Trying Not To Own The Earth | Instant Dissidence

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This will be a livestreamed film / performance at 7pm on Sat 29 May. The full screening will then be available on demand (bookings close at 11:59pm on Wed 9 June). 

Closed Captions will be available for this performance.

… As If Trying Not To Own The Earth is a year-long dance and food activism project from Instant Dissidence.  

Organised by calendar seasons, the first phase of this project, Spring... As If Trying Not To Own The Earth, involved two residencies – one focused on Growing, the other on Eating. The result of these residencies will take the form of two livestreamed films which are presented as part of Dublin Dance Festival and Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival.  

In this film focused on Eating, we follow the process and experience of dance artist Rita Marcalo and Riot Rye as they shared their knowledge and expertise with each other. Riot Rye explored dance and movement, while Rita explored new skills in food preparation. 

Examining our connection with nature, and our role within our food system and the wider context of climate justice, the project highlights a need to reconnect with our bodies and with the Earth in a sustainable way. 


Enhance your Experience 

Watch Rita’s journey through the first residency in this series as she explored sustainable growing practices with project collaborators. Find out more and book to watch the GROWING episode of Spring... As If Trying Not To Own The Earth HERE.

Delve into the project in more detail by watching the videos and tutorials published by Rita and her collaborators on the Project YouTube Channel

... As If Trying Not To Own The Earth is co-commissioned by Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival and Dublin Dance Festival, in association with SIRIUS. Supported by Dublin City Council Arts Office. Additional support by Cloughjordan Community Farm. 

An Instant Dissidence production. 


Directed by Rita Marcalo, Instant Dissidence is a socially engaged and ecologically engaged company in the expanded field of dance and, more broadly, body-based practices. It foregrounds the role that dance/choreography can play as a social engine: we are ‘artivists’ who believes in the power of connecting art and social consciousness. Instant Dissidence also resists the idea of art as an object produced by a special kind of person called the ‘artist’. Instead, its work is co-created in dialogue with (and at times performed by) non-professional artists, and is about issues which matter to them. 

For EATING – Spring... As If Trying Not To Own The Earth, Instant Dissidence is collaborating with: 

Riot Rye Bakehouse, Bread School & Store 

Julie Lockett and Joe Fitzmaurice are Riot Rye Bakehouse, Bread School & Store. Riot Rye was founded in 2011 and is located in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Co. Tipperary. Riot Rye is committed to feeding their local community and running an ethical, environmentally-conscious food business which showcases, informs and regenerates food culture nationally and internationally. The Bakehouse bakes exclusively naturally fermented sourdough breads using organic flours in its wood-fired oven. The energy for the wood-fired oven is sourced as thinnings from native broadleaf woodlands. Joe teaches sourdough baking in the Bread School. These courses are currently running online. RR also offers free online tutorials and recipes on their website to enable people to learn how to make ‘The Common Loaf’ sourdough bread. Riot Rye has a certified organic online store where people can buy a range of organic flours, grains and sustainably produced baking equipment. Riot Rye is a member of the Real Bread Campaign UK and a co-founder of Real Bread Ireland (RBI). RBI is a support network for real bread bakers, millers and grain growers in Ireland.  

Julie has worked as an independent dance artist for over 20 years and has taught, performed and choreographed works nationally and internationally. She is also an associate artist with Cloughjordan Community Circus, a youth circus project. 

Photo: Eoin Campbell, Kristina Lomas

Runtime: 45 minutes

Country: Ireland

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