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Nando Messias: The Sissy’s Progress

Photo by Loredana Denicola.

17 March: 7.30pm.
18 March: 7pm & 8.45pm.
£10/£8 concessions.

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,

A brave and brilliantly performed meditation on identity politics and the dynamics of power
La JohnJoseph,

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.



Date and time

17–18 March 2016

Please note
This is now a past event.


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