17 March: 7.30pm.
18 March: 7pm & 8.45pm.
Nando Messias was beaten up on the street behind Toynbee Studios in an act of homophobic hatred. After years of dreaming up his response, he presents The Sissy’s Progress, a spectacle of provocation, celebration and hyperflamboyance.
Part dance-theatre, part walking performance, The Sissy’s Progress leads its audience out onto the streets with a live marching band playing original music composed by Jordan Hunt. A veritable shock of brassy celebration and gender identity. Come and reclaim the street Sissy-style!
Queer promenade brilliance
Ben Walters, nottelevision.net
A brave and brilliantly performed meditation on identity politics and the dynamics of power
La JohnJoseph, boyfriendrobotique.blogspot.co.uk
Nando Messias is a Dance Art Foundation Associate Artist: Choreography. The Sissy’s Progress is produced by Dance Art Foundation and funded by the National Lottery through the Arts Council England, developed with the support of Movingeast and Artsadmin.