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Rosana Cade is a Glasgow-based artist who mainly works in live performance. Their practice is rooted in a queer feminist discourse and straddles performance, live art and activism.

They are drawn to liveness as a potent site for connection with an ‘other’, and their work often dances between the joy and difficulty of connecting intimately with others. They create work in a range of forms and contexts to reach different people with varying approaches, and are 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 they also received a Culture2014 commission to travel to India to make a new work. They were an Artsadmin artist bursary recipient 2014/15, and artist in residence at the Marlborough Theatre in 2015. Their work has been shown extensively in UK, and they also regularly tour across Europe, with strong connections to Kampnagel in Hamburg and Gessnerallee in Zurich. Their 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. They recently completed a film about this project.

Rosana collaborates with their 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.

Date Title Venue City
25–26 May 2024 Walking:Holding The Bentway, Toronto
1–10 November 2023 The Making of Pinocchio Battersea Arts Centre London
10–11 May 2023 The Making of Pinocchio Auawirleben Theaterfestival Bern
14–15 April 2023 The Making of Pinocchio Sophiensæle Berlin
31 August – 17 September 2022 Walking:Holding Théâtre Prospero Théâtre Prospero
18 March – 27 April 2021 Guest Artist Support Sessions: Rosana Cade
8–21 March 2021 Walking:Holding Kampnagel (online) Hamburg
10 February – 6 March 2021 Walking:Holding The Basement Theatre Auckland
30 October – 1 November 2020 My big sister taught me this lap dance Kampnagel Hamburg
3–6 September 2020 Walking:Holding Homo Novus Riga
18–24 May 2020 Walking:Holding Screening
21–23 February 2020 Walking:Holding Beursschouwburg Brussels
12–14 December 2019 My big sister taught me this lap dance With Pleasure, Vooruit Ghent
Two people holding hands
Photo by Rosie Healey