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Nando Messias | The Sissy’s Progress, a work-in-progress

Photo by David Walker.

7pm. Free, but RSVP essential (to

Nando Messias was beaten up only yards from Toynbee Studios in an act of homophobic hatred. After years of dreaming his response, he presents The Sissy’s Progress, a spectacle of surprise, questioning and hyperflamboyance.

Part installation, part dance-theatre, part walking performance, the evening engages the violence of city life and the contradictions of East London.

Join a live marching band to follow The Sissy’s Progress to its floridly medieval climax.

Nando Messias is a Dance Art Foundation Associate Artist. The Sissy’s Progress is supported by a Movingeast residency curated in partnership with Dance Art Foundation and funded by Arts Council England.


Date and time

17 July 2014

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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