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Photo by Rosie Healey

What does your town look like from someone else's perspective? How intimate can you be with someone you've just met? 

Walking:Holding invites you to walk hand in hand with a series of very different local strangers around nearby streets, parks and alleyways. It is a participatory performance for one audience member at a time, offering a gentle meditation on identity, touch and intimacy in urban public space. 

Walking:Holding was first created in Glasgow in 2011 and has since toured extensively across the UK and internationally to over 35 locations, working with local participants as performers in each location.

“Everyone acknowledged the astute provocation in Cade's seemingly simple concept, with its flesh and blood challenge to prejudices, and it's honouring of individuals and their differences.” The Herald 

Part of SPILL National Platform 2012, and SPILL Showcase 2013.

Rosana Cade

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 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. She has recently completed a film about Walking:Holding in collaboration with Claire Nolan and Charlie Cauchi, supported by the Arts Council England and The Jerwood Charitable Foundation, which is currently touring.

She 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.

She 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.


Date and time

5–7 June 2019

Please note
This is now a past event.