Rosana Cade is a Glasgow based artist who mainly works in live performance. Her practice is rooted in a queer feminist discourse and straddles performance, live art and activism. She is drawn to liveness as a potent site for connection with an 'other', and her work often dances between the joy and difficulty of connecting intimately with others. She creates work in a range of forms and contexts to reach different people with varying approaches, and she is passionate about collaborative practices.
Rosana was part of the SPILL National Platform and Showcase in 2013, a National Theatre of Scotland and Arches 'Auteur' in 2014, when she also received a Culture2014 commission to travel to India to make a new work. She was an Artsadmin artist bursary recipient 2014/15, and artist in residence at the Marlborough Theatre in 2015. Her work has been shown extensively in UK, and she also regularly tours across Europe, with strong connections to Kampnagel in Hamburg and Gessnerallee in Zurich. Her participatory performance Walking:Holding, which explores intimacy in public spaces, has been touring for over eight years to over 35 different locations, working with diverse groups of local people in each place. She recently completed a film about this project.
Rosana collaborates with her partner as Cade & MacAskill. In 2017 they were commissioned by Fierce Festival, The Marlborough and The Yard Theatre to create ‘MOOT MOOT’, which is currently touring and will be part of the Made in Scotland and British Council Showcases at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019.
Rosana is a co-founder of the radical performance collective //BUZZCUT// who support live art and experimental performance in Glasgow with a strong community focused ethic.
Rosana regularly creates and performs work under the direction of Nic Green, with Laura Bradshaw, and also works in various other collaborative partnerships.