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Rosana Cade

Two people holding hands
Walking:Holding. 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 created a film in response to the project in collaboration with Claire Nolan and Charlie Cauchi funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Arts Council England.

For more information on this project download the touring pack or contact Nora Laraki at

Date Title Venue City
31 August – 17 September 2022 Walking:Holding Théâtre Prospero Théâtre Prospero
18–21 August 2021 Walking:Holding Urban Festival (UIT) Tartu
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
3–6 September 2020 Walking:Holding Homo Novus Riga
18–24 May 2020 Walking:Holding Screening
21–23 February 2020 Walking:Holding Beursschouwburg Brussels
5–7 June 2019 Walking:Holding Tanzquartier Vienna
21 February 2019 Walking:Holding Toynbee Studios
21–22 February 2015 Walking: Holding Home and Away - London, Maison Folie Mons
Two people holding hands
Walking:Holding. Photo by Rosie Healey